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Opinion: Should It Be Illegal To Sleep Outside?

Laws making it illegal to sleep outside favor relocation over resolving the problems that force people into the streets.

Opinion: Should It Be Illegal To Sleep Outside?

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Van Cliburn moves through difficult passage in the final round of Tchaikovsky International Piano & Violin competition on April 11, 1958 in Moscow. AP hide caption

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'Dangerous Melodies' Examines Classical Music And American Foreign Relations

A new book explores the relation between a few key figures in American classical music and U.S. foreign policy in the 20th century.

'Dangerous Melodies' Examines Classical Music And American Foreign Relations

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Pakistan's four Integrity Icon honorees and one stand-in: from left to right, Imran Zia, Rohana Kakar, Umar Tufail's cousin Mohammad Saleh (Tufail couldn't attend as he was stuck in the field working), Rizwan Alam Sherwani and Zahid Ali Khan Khattak. Accountability Lab hide caption

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They're The Bravest, Humblest Civil Servants In Pakistan

The global program Integrity Icon aims to "name and fame" instead of "name and shame." This week, Pakistan honored government employees who did everything from track down killers to evict squatters.

Clockwise: Watchmen, Russian Doll, Los Espookys, The Crown, When They See Us and Documentary Now! made NPR critics' list of the best television of 2019. Mark Hill/HBO, Netflix, HBO, Sophie Mutevelian/Netflix, Atsushi Nishijima/Netflix, Rhys Thomas/IFC hide caption

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NPR's Favorite TV Shows Of 2019

Series such as Fleabag, Watchmen and Succession highlight our pop culture critics' list of the 19 best television and serial streaming programs of 2019.

Tents housing homeless line a street down the street from LAPD Central Community Police Station in downtown Los Angeles on May 30, 2019. In this city, homeless encampments are sprouting up in underpasses, along streets and on sidewalks and inside parks. Richard Vogel/AP hide caption

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How Boise's Fight Over Homelessness Is Rippling Across The West Coast

Cities in the western U.S. that are dealing with an growing homelessness are urging the U.S. Supreme Court to overturn a lower court ruling that limits camping bans in public places.

How Boise's Fight Over Homelessness Is Rippling Along The West Coast

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Adriana Jones holds images of relatives that were murdered this past November during a protest against President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador in Mexico City on Dec. 1. The LeBarons joined the protest to express anger and frustration over increasingly appalling incidents of violence. Ginnette Riquelme/AP hide caption

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This Grieving Family Wants The U.S. To Designate Mexican Cartels As Terrorists

Relatives of nine American women and children who were brutally killed in Mexico last month were in Washington this week to tell their story. They want the U.S. to go after drug cartels.

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John Fitisemanu, an American Samoan, filed the lawsuit against the U.S. government after he was denied the opportunity to apply for federal government jobs listing citizenship as a requirement. Katrina Keil Youd/AP hide caption

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American Samoans' Citizenship Status Still In Limbo After Judge Issues Stay

After ruling on Thursday that anyone born in American Samoa should be recognized as a U.S. citizen, the same judge on Friday decided to put the order on hold until the issue is resolved on appeal.

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Polar Bears, Ice Cracks And Isolation: Scientists Drift Across The Arctic Ocean

A massive scientific mission is underway in the Arctic. Physicists, chemists and biologists are studying the changing region so they can better predict what might be ahead for the planet.

Polar Bears, Ice Cracks, And Isolation: Scientists Drift Across The Arctic Ocean

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In this Nov. 20, 2019, photo, Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., speaks during a Democratic presidential primary debate in Atlanta. (AP Photo/John Bazemore) John Bazemore/AP hide caption

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All 7 Democratic Candidates Scheduled To Debate Threaten To Skip Over Labor Dispute

Joe Biden, Elizabeth Warren and Bernie Sanders and others say they won't attend next week's debate at Loyola Marymount University unless a subcontractor negotiates with striking culinary workers.

Twenty-one years after Angelina was removed from her care, Shaunte received a Facebook message from her daughter, asking to meet again. When they were reunited, Shaunte brought her mother, Carolyn, and Angelina brought her daughter, Adalynn. For the first time, Carolyn saw her granddaughter and great granddaughter. "Four generations restored," Carolyn said. Morgan Hornsby hide caption

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The Poetry Of Prison: A Photographer Looks At The Lives Of Oklahoma's Incarcerated

Oklahoma had the highest incarceration rate in the country in 2018. A photographer partnered with a nonprofit to learn about prisoners and their families.

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