Three women, two of them partially veiled, walk past a hijabs shop in Paris. The wearing of the veil has been a serious point of contention in France, with the government banning its use in public schools and the wearing of face-covering garments, including burqas and niqabs, in public. Miguel Medina/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Many French Muslims Find Lives Of Integration, Not Separation

Despite a minority suspected of holding extremist views, the vast majority of French Muslims say they feel fully integrated into society. France has the largest number of Muslims in Western Europe.

Amtrak conductor Michael Laubauskas talks on a radio Feb. 19 as his train departs Trenton, N.J., for Washington, D.C. The U.S. House passed an Amtrak funding bill Wednesday that splits Amtrak's high-ridership Northeast Corridor line that runs from Boston to Washington from the less profitable part of the system. Mel Evans/AP hide caption

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House Approves Amtrak Funding, Rewrites Rules To Allow Furry Riders

The bill freezes funding at current levels for four years, and lets some pets ride the rails with their owners. It also separates the high-ridership Northeast Corridor from the rest of the system.

Promise Cooper, 16, Emmanuel Junior Cooper, 11, and Benson Cooper, 15, of Monrovia lost their mother, Princess, in July and their father, Emmanuel, in August. Jerome Delay/AP hide caption

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How To Help Children Orphaned By Ebola

More than 16,000 children have lost a parent to Ebola. Almost all of these children have found a home with a relative, but they still have basic needs such as food and clothes for school.

Tourists wear facial masks while visiting the Temple of Heaven Park in Beijing in January. Li Wen/Xinhua/Landov hide caption

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Parallels - World News

The Anti-Pollution Documentary That's Taken China By Storm

A prominent journalist with a sick child quit her job and produced an eye-opening look at the consequences of China's air pollution problem. Some 200 million have watched it since the weekend.

Proponents of the terminal plan say it would bring economic development to the Vancouver area, just over Columbia River from Portland, Ore. Conrad Wilson/OPB News hide caption

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Around the Nation

Northwest Oil Terminal Plan Would Mean Jobs — And More Oil Trains OPB

Oil companies hope to build the nation's largest oil-by-rail terminal on the Columbia River in Washington. Proponents say it will bring economic growth, but others fear it could mean fiery accidents.

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Fans and foes of Obamacare jockeyed for position outside the Supreme Court Wednesday. Inside, the justices weighed arguments in the case of King v. Burwell, which challenges a key part of the federal health law. Pete Marovich/UPI/Landov hide caption

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Shots - Health News

Justices Roberts And Kennedy The Key Votes In Health Law Case

No telling yet which side will win. But did Justice Kennedy's mixed signals Wednesday hint that he was leaning toward the administration's view of federal subsidies for health insurance?

An order of McDonald's Chicken McNuggets in Olmsted Falls, Ohio. McDonald's says it plans to start using chicken raised without antibiotics important to human medicine. Mark Duncan/AP hide caption

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The Salt

McDonald's Says It Won't Be Serving Chicken Raised On Antibiotics

Over the next two years, McDonald's will transition its U.S. restaurants to a new antibiotics policy. Several of the chain's competitors have also committed to curbing antibiotics in their supply chain.

John Coffell sits at his grandmother's table in Hulen, Okla. After he hurt his back at a tire plant last year, his wages dropped so dramatically that he and his family were evicted from their home. Brett Deering for ProPublica/AP Images hide caption

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NPR News Investigations

Injured Workers Suffer As 'Reforms' Limit Workers' Compensation Benefits

Over the past decade, states have slashed workers' compensation benefits, denying injured workers help when they need it most and shifting the costs of workplace accidents to taxpayers.

President Obama arrives at the TransCanada Stillwater Pipe Yard in Cushing, Okla., in 2012 after renewed momentum in Congress to approve construction of the northern leg of the Keystone XL pipeline. Pablo Martinez Monsivais/AP hide caption

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It's All Politics

Failed Keystone Veto Override Marks Another Win For Veto Pen

Since the beginning of the republic, regular presidential vetoes have been overridden only 7 percent of the time, and that percentage falls to 4 percent if you include the sneakier "pocket veto."

British filmmaker Leslee Udwin addresses a press conference on her film India's Daughter. India has ordered the film not to be shown pending an investigation into how filmmakers were able to interview the men convicted of the deadly rape of a 23-year-old woman in 2012. Altaf Qadri/AP hide caption

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India Bans Film About Infamous 2012 Gang Rape

The government also says it will investigate how the makers of India's Daughter got permission to interview one of the men convicted of the brutal rape and killing of a 23-year-old woman in New Delhi.

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