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Brock Ervin holds a sign outside the Indiana House chamber at the Statehouse before the 11 representatives of the Electoral College gathered on Dec. 19, 2016, in Indianapolis. The U.S. Supreme Court has agreed to hear two cases challenging state attempts to penalize electoral college delegates who fail to vote for the presidential candidate they were pledged to support. Darron Cummings/AP hide caption

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Supreme Court To Hear 'Faithless Electors' Case

At issues are state attempts to penalize electoral college delegates who fail to vote for the presidential candidate they were pledged to support.

Levi Draheim, 11, wears a dust mask as he participates in a demonstration in Miami in July 2019. A lawsuit file by him and other young people urging action against climate change was thrown out by a federal appeals court Friday. Wilfredo Lee/AP hide caption

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Kids' Climate Case 'Reluctantly' Dismissed By Appeals Court

The court said the nearly two dozen young people who were trying to force action by the government on climate change did not have standing to sue. The judges said climate change is a political issue.

Casper changed mattress shopping with the promise of a 100-night "risk-free" trial and easy returns. Now the cost of those returns is being scrutinized as the online company prepares to go public. Yana Paskova/The Washington Post via Getty Images hide caption

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The Cost Of Free: Casper Pays A Price For Generous Mattress Returns

Casper changed mattress shopping with the promise of a 100-night "risk-free" trial and easy returns. Now the cost of those returns is being scrutinized as the online company prepares to go public.

The Cost Of Free: Casper Pays A Price For Generous Mattress Returns

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Suspected The Base members (from left) Luke Austin Lane, Jacob Kaderli, and Michael Helterbrand are accused of plotting "to overthrow the government and murder a Bartow County couple," according to police in Floyd County, Ga. AP hide caption

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3 Alleged Members Of Hate Group 'The Base' Arrested In Georgia

This is the second trio of suspected members of The Base to be arrested this week. The group is trying to bring about the downfall of the U.S. government, according to law enforcement.

Rep. Ayanna Pressley appears in a video for The Root, the African American-focused online magazine, in which she reveals her bald head and talks about living with alopecia. Courtesy of The Root and G/O Media via AP hide caption

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'Freed From The Secret': Rep. Ayanna Pressley Opens Up About Living With Alopecia

The freshman lawmaker says she felt that it was particularly important for her to speak out about her condition because her hairstyle, Senegalese twists, had become a part of her political brand.

Three U.S. airports will screen passengers from Wuhan, China, for coronavirus symptoms: Los Angeles International Airport (pictured above), JFK in New York and SFO in San Francisco. FG/Bauer-Griffin/GC Images hide caption

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CDC To Screen For New Strain Of Coronavirus At 3 U.S. Airports

The strain, discovered in China, has been reported in the city of Wuhan and in two other countries. On Friday, the CDC announced plans to screen passengers at N.Y., L.A. and San Francisco airports.

"It's crazy to us," Bobbito says of getting recognition for these songs. "That's what we've done for artists for the last 30 years, and now we're the artists." Janette Beckman/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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On Their Debut Album, Stretch And Bobbito Are Taking 'No Requests'

NPR's Audie Cornish talks with longtime DJs and producers Stretch Armstrong and Bobbito Garcia about their debut album, No Requests, loaded with new renditions of some of their favorite songs.

On Their Debut Album, Stretch And Bobbito Are Taking 'No Requests'

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Mighty Mice Travel Through Space To Aid Earthlings

Forty mice spent more than a month in orbit to test two approaches to strengthening muscle and bone in microgravity conditions. The results could help people with muscle and bone diseases.

Scientists Sent Mighty Mice To Space To Improve Treatments Back On Earth

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