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'Up First': Trump's NAFTA Reversal; The North Korea Border; 'Textalyzer'

President Trump has reversed course and says he won't withdraw from NAFTA. Also, a view into North Korea from the Chinese border and a proposed software to curb texting while driving.

Thursday, April 27th, 2017

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Samirah Franklin, 19, is lead organizer of the Baltimore Youth Organizing Project. She lives in West Baltimore, near where the violence and looting broke out after Freddie Gray's funeral two years ago. Pam Fessler/NPR hide caption

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U.S.

2 Years After Unrest, Baltimore's Youth Are 'Still Fighting For The Basics'

After the unrest in Baltimore brought national attention and some help to the city's problems, activists say young people in the city's poorest neighborhoods still need more help.

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The Two-Way - News Blog

Cassini Spacecraft Re-Establishes Contact After 'Dive' Between Saturn And Its Rings

The Cassini probe has orbited Saturn for 13 years. This is the first time it entered the gap between Saturn and its rings.

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Music Interviews

'I'm Not Going To Be Broken': Mary J. Blige On 'Strength Of A Woman'

"It's a responsibility being Mary J. Blige," the singer says. She speaks with NPR's Rachel Martin about finding catharsis through music — and says that even she works out to her songs.

'I'm Not Going To Be Broken': Mary J. Blige On 'Strength Of A Woman'

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Goats and Soda

Overlooked Drug Could Save Thousands Of Moms After Childbirth

An inexpensive drug could dramatically reduce the number of deaths of mothers from bleeding after childbirth in low- and middle-income countries around the world.

Overlooked Drug Could Save Thousands Of Moms After Childbirth

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A demonstrator protests the verdict in the trial of four Los Angeles police officers accused of beating motorist Rodney King outside the Los Angeles Police Department headquarters on April 29, 1992. Riots broke out in Los Angeles after a jury acquitted the four police officers accused of beating King. Mike Nelson/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Code Switch

'It's Not Your Grandfather's LAPD' — And That's A Good Thing

"It was bad for the city. It was bad for business. You can't have a city going up twice in thirty years in flames because of its police department."

'It's Not Your Grandfather's LAPD' — And That's A Good Thing

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After Back-And-Forth, Ann Coulter Speech Is Off At UC Berkeley

It's disputed who actually canceled the conservative commentator's appearance. The university had called it off before due to security concerns, but backtracked after she vowed to come anyway.

The few fertile women remaining in the oppressive Republic of Gilead must serve as reproductive surrogates for powerful leaders in the TV adaptation of Margaret Atwood's 1985 dystopian novel, The Handmaid's Tale. George Kraychyk/Hulu hide caption

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Television

'Handmaid's Tale' Wants You To Feel Like 'This Could Happen Here'

Elisabeth Moss and Samira Wiley star in Hulu's TV adaptation of Margaret Atwood's 1985 dystopian novel — in which fertile women become reproductive surrogates for powerful men and their barren wives.

'Handmaid's Tale' Wants You To Feel Like 'This Could Happen Here'

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Youth Radio

With A Deported Father, California Teen Lives Life Between Borders

Zola Cervantes knows firsthand the impact deportation can have on a family. The 17-year-old has been traveling across the border to see her father in Mexico, since he was deported six years ago.

With A Deported Father, California Teen Lives Life Between Borders

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Police officers escort detainees in Kayseri, Turkey, on Wednesday. Turkish authorities say the countrywide raids were aimed at people with suspected links to U.S.-based cleric Fethullah Gulen. Olcay Duzgun/AP hide caption

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Turkey Arrests More Than 1,000 In Massive Purge Of Its Police Forces

Just over a week after a vote consolidating President Recep Tayyip Erdogan's power, his government has undertaken a new nationwide operation to detain alleged supporters of last year's failed coup.

Sudan, the last known male of the northern white rhinoceros subspecies, stands for his close-up in a paddock last year at the Ol Pejeta Conservancy in Kenya. If Tinder users swipe right on Sudan's profile, they're taken to a page asking for contributions to help him reproduce. Tony Karumba/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Single White (Rhino) Male Defies Age Stereotypes, Joins Tinder

Sudan has tender eyes, a craggy snout — and not long left to save his subspecies. So, a conservancy posted a Tinder profile for the elderly northern white rhino to raise money for fertility research.