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President Trump, left, greets House Ways And Means Committee Chairman Kevin Brady, the lead author of Republicans' tax reform plans, before a meeting to discuss the American Health Care Act on March 10 at the White House. Analysts say the GOP's failure to pass its Obamacare alternative bodes poorly for Brady's tax package. Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images hide caption

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Politics

What Failure On Obamacare Repeal Means For Tax Reform

President Trump is eager to put the health care debacle behind him and focus on tax reform, but the failure to repeal the Affordable Care Act could handicap that effort.

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All Tech Considered

Companies And Users Can Do More To Stay Secure With 'Smart' Devices

None of the top internet and telecom companies passed in the latest Ranking Digital Rights rankings in regard to individuals' privacy standards. But what can they do better and what can we do at home?

Companies And Users Can Do More To Stay Secure With 'Smart' Devices

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Parallels - World News

New Film Spotlights Palestinian Women Navigating Life 'In Between' Cultures

Maysaloun Hamoud's In Between highlights the challenges young Palestinian women face in Israel as they try to live amid contradictory expectations. Hamoud has received death threats since its release.

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Photography

How Do You Dream Up A Cockatoo Feast? An Artist Explains In 'Imaginarium'

Looking at Claire Rosen's photographs can feel like walking into someone else's dreams. In her new book Imaginarium she provides inspiration and advice for curating a creative life.

How Do You Dream Up A Cockatoo Feast? An Artist Explains In 'Imaginarium'

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The Salt

Duncan Hines: The Original Road Warrior Who Shaped Restaurant History

The name on that box of cake mix belonged to a real person. Hines was a traveling salesman who just wanted to find a decent meal on the road — and ended up being America's go-to restaurant expert.

Residents carry the body of several people killed during fights between Iraq security forces and Islamic State on the western side of Mosul, Iraq, yesterday. Residents of the Iraqi city's neighborhood known as Mosul Jidideh at the scene say that scores of residents are believed to have been killed by airstrikes that hit a cluster of homes in the area earlier this month. Felipe Dana/AP hide caption

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The Two-Way - News Blog

U.S. Says Its Mosul Airstrikes Hit Area Where Civilian Casualties Are Reported

As many as 200 civilians were reported killed in western Mosul, where a US-led coalition is fighting ISIS. It's not clear whether the rules of engagement have changed.

Atole de elote is a warm corn drink from Central America. Student Jose Rivas wrote an essay about a weekly tradition of enjoying atole with his late father in El Salvador, and how the drink helped him to feel more at home after he moved to the U.S. Becky Harlan hide caption

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The Salt

Students Serve Up Stories Of Beloved Family Recipes In A Global Cookbook

Many students at D.C.'s Capital City Charter School are first-generation Americans. For a creative writing project, a literacy nonprofit picked a topic everyone could relate to: food from home.

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Interviews

Trendy Hospital Clothing To Make Cancer Patients Dress 'Well' Even When Unwell

A trio of European women has launched INGA Wellbeing fashion line to help alleviate the dehumanizing experience many patients endure when wearing the traditional, uncomfortable hospital gowns.

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Music Interviews

Tiny Desk Contestant Diana Gameros: 'How Can I Dissolve Borders?'

The singer-songwriter entered NPR Music's contest with the song "¿Cómo Hacer?" She says it expresses her emotions about being unable to return to her family back home in Mexico.

Tiny Desk Contestant Diana Gameros: 'How Can I Dissolve Borders?'

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The Salt

The Pregame PB&J: How The Comfort Food Became The NBA's Recipe For Success

"If there's a locker room that doesn't have it, I haven't seen it," says ESPN reporter Baxter Holmes, who expands on his recent story, which details professional basketball's obsession with the snack.

The Pregame PB&J: How The Comfort Food Became The NBA's Recipe For Success

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Embedded

Police Videos Aren't Going Away. How Can We Learn From Them?

In the era of body cameras and cellphones, the act of seeing police do their job is radically altering the public-police relationship, and changing civilian and police behavior and perceptions alike.

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Arts & Life

We Are All Martha: Alison Wright On How Her 'Americans' Character Became A Hit

Wright plays an FBI secretary who falls in love with an undercover Russian spy. She says Martha is "who we would all most likely be" if we found ourselves in the world of The Americans.

We Are All Martha: Alison Wright On How Her 'Americans' Character Became A Hit

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NPR Ed

A High School's Lesson For Helping English Language Learners Get To College

Indiana Public Broadcasting Stations

Fort Wayne, Ind., is home to one of the largest Burmese refugee populations in the U.S. One public high school there is helping them meet high expectations.

A High School's Lesson For Helping English Language Learners Get To College

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