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NPR News Investigations

A Funeral May Cost You Thousands Less Just By Crossing The Street

An NPR investigation finds the death care industry can often be confusing and unhelpful to consumers who must make high-priced decisions at a time of grief and financial stress.

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Betsy DeVos Confirmed As Education Secretary

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You Could Pay Thousands Less For A Funeral Just By Crossing The Street

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Jynweythek Ylow Aphex Twin
As This Moment Slips Away Joshua Redman & The Bad Plus
Count Your Blessings Hint
Survivors
Ethio Invention No. 1 Andrew Bird
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Joyce Carol Oates' New Novel Begins With An Abortion Doctor's Murder

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Washington state Attorney General Bob Ferguson speaks at a Feb 3. news conference outside U.S. District Court, Western Washington, in Seattle. Ferguson filed a state lawsuit challenging key sections of President Trump's immigration executive order. Karen Ducey/Getty Images hide caption

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The Attorney General Behind The Resistance To Trump's Travel Ban

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Sens. Tom Cotton, R-Ark., and David Perdue, R-Ga., hold a news conference after unveiling immigration legislation they say is aimed at cutting the number of green cards issued annually by the United States in half. Mark Wilson/Getty Images hide caption

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Republican Lawmakers Propose New Law To Reduce Legal Immigration

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Blues for Basie Oscar Peterson

The hemoglobin A1C test for blood sugar, a standard assay for diabetes, may not perform as well in people with sickle cell trait, a study finds. fotostorm/Getty Images/iStockphoto hide caption

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The A1C Blood Sugar Test May Be Less Accurate In African-Americans

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Heading Back Krzysztof Komeda

In November, voters in Oklahoma approved criminal justice reforms such as making possession of drugs a misdemeanor and redirecting state money to treatment programs. Now there are several bills to repeal the reforms. Saul Loeb/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Oklahoma Lawmakers File Bills To Repeal Criminal Justice Reforms

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Can It All Be So Simple El Michels Affair

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Does 1-Minute Interval Training Work? We Ask The Guy Who Tested It

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Live Wire The Meters
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Detour (Made in '06) Damu the Fudgemunk

Sam Polinsky, known by his lucha libre wrestling moniker Sam Adonis, enters the ring waving his Trump American flag and riling up the audience in Mexico City. James Fredrick for NPR hide caption

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In Mexico, The Crowd Loves To Hate Pro Wrestler Who Plays Trump Supporter

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