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House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., announced at the Capitol on Thursday that the House is drafting articles of impeachment against President Trump. Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images hide caption

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Pelosi Says House Democrats Will Draft Articles Of Impeachment Against Trump

The House speaker made the announcement Thursday morning at the Capitol, a day after the first hearing by the panel that would draft those articles. Republicans said the move "weakened this nation."

U.S. farmers have suffered a one-two punch of bad weather, which makes it hard to grow crops, and tariffs, that make it hard to sell what they grow. Michael Conroy/AP hide caption

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How Hard Are Tariffs Hitting The Economy? It Depends On Who You Ask

The U.S. economy is still growing, but trade tensions have taken a toll — especially on factories and farms. The trade war's impact on the overall economy is being debated.

How Hard Are Tariffs Hitting The Economy? It Depends On Who You Ask

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L-R: Actors Jennifer Beals, Leisha Hailey and Katherine Moennig reprise their original roles in The L Word: Generation Q. The rebooted series also welcomes plenty of new cast members. Hilary B. Gayle/Showtime hide caption

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'The L Word' Returns, Rebooted For 'Generation Q'

The original Showtime series portrayed the lives of LGBTQ women in LA. Show creator Ilene Chaiken and returning star Jennifer Beals say the show has changed — along with the LGBTQ community.

'The L Word' Returns, Rebooted For 'Generation Q'

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Democrats have failed to allow for "a robust set of hearings" on impeachment in the House Judiciary Committee, says Rep. Doug Collins, the top Republican on the committee. Mhari Shaw/NPR hide caption

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Top Judiciary Republican Says White House Should Participate In Inquiry, With Caveats

The top Republican on the House Judiciary Committee tells NPR the Trump administration should take part in the process but says Democrats have made cooperation all but impossible.

Top Judiciary Republican Says White House Should Participate In Inquiry, With Caveats

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Sylvia Grosvold with her mom Kari Grosvold, in March 2008. Courtesy of the Grosvold and Weiner family hide caption

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A Daughter Talks With Her Father About Coping With Her Mother's Suicide

Sylvia Grosvold was 5 years old when her mother died by suicide. At StoryCorps, Sylvia, now 16, tells her dad how she's processed the loss. "I guess I'm stronger than I think I am," she says.

A Daughter Talks With Her Father About Coping With Her Mother's Suicide

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Orange County Sheriff Don Barnes, pictured in May, said the department was not obligated to inform the district attorney about the audits. But, he added, they were mentioned in criminal cases referred to that office. MediaNews Group/Orange County Re/MediaNews Group via Getty Images hide caption

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Orange County Sheriff's Dept. Mishandled Evidence; Kept It Secret For Nearly 2 Years

Assistant Public Defender Scott Sanders suggested prosecutors covered for law enforcement, helping to keep systematic mishandling of evidence out of public view. "The implications are massive."

Uber received a total of 5,981 allegations of serious sexual assault in the U.S. in 2017 and 2018, according to a new report. The claims range from unwanted touching and kissing to rape. Scott Olson/Getty Images hide caption

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Uber Received Nearly 6,000 U.S. Sexual Assault Claims In Past 2 Years

A new report from Uber, covering 2017 and 2018, says the claims range from unwanted touching and kissing to rape. Also, 19 people were killed in physical assaults during or soon after an Uber ride.

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Vice President Joe Biden at a town hall last month. On Thursday, Biden got into a heated exchange with an Iowa voter, calling the man "a damn liar." Erin Clark for The Boston Globe via Getty Images hide caption

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In Tense Exchange, Biden Calls Iowa Voter A 'Damn Liar,' Challenges Him To IQ Test

The confrontation comes amid a week in which Biden appeared to be strengthening his standing as the Democratic front-runner. The exchange is not the first time Biden has gone toe-to-toe with a voter.

"Rosa Parks: In Her Own Words" opened on Dec. 5 in Washington, D.C. Mhari Shaw/NPR hide caption

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'Rosa Parks: In Her Own Words' Reveals The Real Person Behind The Icon

The Alabama woman's civil rights activism did not begin or end with her famous refusal to move to the back of a bus in segregated Montgomery, a new exhibit of her writings, documents and photos shows.

'Rosa Parks: In Her Own Words' Reveals The Real Person Behind The Icon

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At La Palma Calle Ocho in Miami, the churros are pulled hot from a fryer, placed into brown paper bags and drenched in granulated sugar. Greg Allen/NPR hide caption

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When Miami Temps Plunge Below 60, It's Time For Hot Churros

"Chilly" by Miami standards isn't really all that cold. But any sign of sweater weather is enough to get the long lines forming for fried sticks of dough dipped in thick hot chocolate.

When Miami Temps Plunge Below 60, It's Time For Hot Churros

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Drew Lehman of Lansdale, Pa., became unable to work after a traumatic car accident. He's one of hundreds of thousands of borrowers who qualify to have their student loans erased because of significant, permanent disabilities. /Natalie Piserchio for NPR hide caption

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Lawmakers Call For Investigation After NPR Report On Troubled Student Loan Program

NPR found the vast majority of student loan borrowers with disabilities aren't getting the debt relief they're owed. Now, a bipartisan group of lawmakers is asking for an investigation.

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