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Kathleen Kraninger, director of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, testifies before the House Financial Services Committee on March 7. On Thursday, she faced questions from senators about problems with a student loan program for public service workers. J. Scott Applewhite/AP hide caption

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Senators Press CFPB To Dig Into Problems With Public Service Student Loan Program

The senators urged the director of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau to do more to examine problems with a troubled loan forgiveness program, citing an investigative story by NPR this week.



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JoJo Rabbit follows a young German boy (Roman Griffin Davis, left) growing up in the Third Reich with his imaginary friend, Adolf Hitler (Taika Waititi, right). Kimberley French/Twentieth Century Fox hide caption

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'Jojo Rabbit,' Your Reich Is Calling

Taika Waititi writes, directs — and stars, as a 10-year-old boy's imaginary friend, Adolf Hitler — in this very silly film about a very serious subject.

'Jojo Rabbit,' Your Reich Is Calling

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Myriad Genetics is among a handful of companies that make a genetic test to help doctors choose psychiatric medicines for patients. Evidence that the tests are effective has been called "inconclusive." Myriad Genetics hide caption

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DNA Tests For Psychiatric Drugs Are Controversial But Some Insurers Are Covering Them

Finding the right medication to treat mental health problems can be a frustrating trial-and-error process. New genetic tests aim to match meds to patients more effectively, but do they really work?

Unlike most dairy cows in America, which are descended from just two bulls, this cow at Penn State has a different ancestor: She is the daughter of a bull that lived in the 1960s called University of Minnesota Cuthbert. The bull's frozen semen was preserved by the U.S. Department of Agriculture. Dan Charles/NPR hide caption

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Most U.S. Dairy Cows Are Descended From Just 2 Bulls. That's Not Good

The drive to make more milk has had an unsavory side effect: Cows have become more genetically similar and less fertile. Scientists are trying to recover valuable genetic variation that was lost.

A video posted to Twitter showed a climate protester being pulled from atop a train car onto the platform below, where he appeared to be pummeled by angry commuters on Thursday in London. @Mahatir_Pasha/Screenshot by NPR hide caption

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VIDEO: Climate Activist Yanked From Top Of London Train Amid Melee

The actions snarled Londoners' morning rush hour, sparking frustration among people who rely on the train. Police have made at least 1,711 arrests in the climate activists' 12 days of protests.

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