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Ariana Huffington speaks on stage during a conference in 2016 in New York City. She's taking a bigger role at Uber. Neilson Barnard/Getty Images hide caption

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All Tech Considered

Can Arianna Huffington Save Uber?

While Uber wades through crisis after crisis, the sole woman on its board, Arianna Huffington, is emerging as chief of culture change.

Can Arianna Huffington Save Uber?

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Ariana Huffington speaks on stage during a conference in 2016 in New York City. She's taking a bigger role at Uber.

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All Tech Considered

Arianna Huffington: ‘There Can Be No Room At Uber For Brilliant Jerks’

While Uber wades through crisis after crisis, the sole woman on its board, Arianna Huffington, is emerging as chief of culture change.

Can Arianna Huffington Save Uber?

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U.S.-backed Syrian Democratic Forces, made up of an alliance of Arab and Kurdish fighters, regroup on the northern outskirts of Deir Ezzor as they advance to encircle the ISIS bastion of Raqqa on Feb. 21. Delil Souleiman/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Parallels - World News

Big Changes And Major Dilemmas Loom In Next Phase Of ISIS War In Syria

The U.S. is considering deploying more American troops to Syria in the final phase of the war against ISIS — one that could reshape borders and relationships in the Middle East.

Big Changes And Major Dilemmas Loom In Next Phase Of ISIS War In Syria

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Chickens in a coop. New FDA rules limit how farmers can give antibiotics to animals raised for meat. But a Government Accountability Office report says the FDA doesn't collect the data to know if that policy is working. Scott Eells/Bloomberg/Getty Images hide caption

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The Salt

The U.S. Can't Really Know If Farmers Are Cutting Back On Antibiotics, GAO Says

New FDA rules limit how farmers can give antibiotics to animals raised for meat. But a Government Accountability Office report says the FDA doesn't collect the data to know if that policy is working.

Nearly two-thirds of cell mutations that cause cancer are caused by random error, a study found. Steve Gschmeissner/Science Source hide caption

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Shots - Health News

Nearly Two-Thirds Of Cancer Mutations Arise Randomly, Study Finds

Researchers have long known behavior, environment and genetics play a role in cancer. A study in Science finds luck is also a major factor.

Cancer Is Partly Caused By Bad Luck, Study Finds

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StoryCorps

A 'Tough' Metzmama: Lasting Memories Of One Armenian Grandmother

In Armenian, the word for grandmother is metzmama. After fleeing the Armenian Genocide, Isabel Kouyoumjian was a metzmama, but for her granddaughter Joanne Nucho, she was much more than that.

A 'Tough' Metzmama: Lasting Memories Of One Armenian Grandmother

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Fatima Avelica, 13, daughter of of Romulo Avelica-Gonzalez, attends a rally with loved ones and supporters for his release outside U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) offices on March 13, 2017 in Los Angeles, California. David McNew/Getty Images hide caption

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Code Switch

This Week In Race: ICE Sends Chills Across US, Kaepernick, Others, Write Big Checks

while much of the focus has been on deportations of Latinx, other groups have been under increased scrutiny.

Keyboard player and singer Mike Hicks tours with Keb' Mo', but when he's home in Nashville, he's a key figure in the city's R&B and soul scene. Padrion Scott/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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The Record

Just Off Music Row, Nashville's R&B Scene Thrives

Artists like Mike Hicks, Emoni Wilkins and Jason Eskridge are finding ways to straddle the city's music communities, making themselves indispensable to the industry as they band together outside it.

Just Off Music Row, Nashville's R&B Scene Thrives

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The General Services Administration says President Trump is legally entitled to hold a lease for a hotel in a federal government-owned building, regardless of what critics say. Alex Brandon/AP hide caption

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The Two-Way - News Blog

GSA Says Trump D.C. Hotel Lease Is Valid, Despite Ban On Elected Officials

The General Services Administration says while the contract bars elected officials, the Trump Organization may lease the Old Post Office because President Trump moved his businesses into a trust.

Ranking member Rep. Adam Schiff, D-Calif., (left) and chairman Rep. Devin Nunes, R-Calif., prepare to take their seats on Monday at a House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence hearing concerning Russian meddling in the 2016 U.S. election. Drew Angerer/Getty Images hide caption

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The Two-Way - News Blog

After 'Bizarre' Moves, What's Next For Fractured House Intel Committee?

The chairman discussed evidence with the president without sharing it with the committee. The top Democrat on the committee says that's "disturbing," and the rift between them is raising eyebrows.

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Shots - Health News

The Forces Driving Middle-Aged White People's 'Deaths Of Despair'

Middle-aged white people without college degrees are increasingly likely to die of suicide, or drug and alcohol abuse. The lack of a pathway to solid jobs is one reason why, two economists say.

The Forces Driving Middle-Aged White People's 'Deaths Of Despair'

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Music Interviews

Jidenna On What It Means To Be 'The Chief'

On his debut album, the "Classic Man" singer reaches back to his Nigerian roots and explores the concept of a figure whose fierceness belies his deep love for family.

Jidenna On What It Means To Be 'The Chief'

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In a party-line 50-48 vote Thursday, senators approved a resolution to undo sweeping privacy rules adopted by the Obama-era Federal Communications Commission. Kynny/Getty Images/iStockphoto hide caption

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The Two-Way - News Blog

U.S. Senate Votes To Repeal Obama-Era Internet Privacy Rules

The rules would require Internet providers to tell consumers what data they collect and get consent before selling. Republicans said ISPs were facing stricter regulations than companies like Google.

A new study shows that when infants and young children grow up in households without enough to eat, they are more likely to perform poorly at school years later. Daniel Fishel for NPR hide caption

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The Salt

Kids Who Suffer Hunger In First Years Lag Behind Their Peers In School

When infants and young kids grow up in homes without enough to eat, they're more likely to perform poorly in kindergarten, a study shows. The younger they experienced hunger, the stronger the effect.