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Democrats saw a major increase in voter turnout in Texas last year. Now, in the name of combating voter fraud, the Republican-controlled state legislature is looking at a new law that could increase criminal penalties for those who don't fill out voter registration forms properly. Drew Anthony Smith/Getty Images hide caption

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After Democrats Surged In 2018, Republican-Run States Eye New Curbs On Voting

After high turnout in the 2018 midterms gave Democrats big gains, several Republican-controlled states are considering changing the rules around voting in ways that might reduce future turnout.

U.S. Won't Renew Sanction Exemptions For Countries Buying Iran's Oil

Japan, China, India, Turkey and South Korea have been benefiting from temporary waivers since President Trump withdrew the U.S. from the Iran nuclear deal last year.

U.S. Won't Renew Sanction Exemptions For Countries Buying Iran's Oil

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When is a snore just annoying and when is it a sign of sleep apnea? Luckily, they sound pretty different. Aleksandra Shutova / EyeEm/Getty Images/EyeEm hide caption

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Beyond Annoying: How To Identify The Sounds Of A Troublesome Snore

Most snoring is harmless, aside from the misery it might cause your bed mate. In some cases though, it's a sign of sleep apnea, a serious condition. Here's how to know the difference.

Beyond Annoying: How To Identify The Sounds Of A Troublesome Snore

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Parts of the Cape Fear River near Fayetteville, N.C., are contaminated with a PFAS compound called GenX. The North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services is surveying residents in the area about their health. Mark Wilson/Getty Images hide caption

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Scientists Dig Into Hard Questions About The Fluorinated Pollutants Known As PFAS

PFAS are a family of chemicals accumulating in the soil, rivers, drinking water and the human body. How much exposure to these substances in clothes, firefighting foam and food wrap is too much?

Scientists Dig Into Hard Questions About The Fluorinated Pollutants Known As PFAS

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When the Mueller report was released, Ronnie Hipshire was surprised to find a photo of his father Lee on a poster to support President Trump that was created by Russians. Screenshot by NPR hide caption

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Inside The Mueller Report, This Man Found A Photo Of His Dad Being Used By Russians

Coal miner Lee Hipshire was photographed in 1976 emerging from a mine after a long day's work. Years after his father's death, his son found out the photo was used by Russian trolls to support Trump.

Inside The Mueller Report, This Man Saw A Photo Of His Dad Being Used By Russians

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Former Texas Rep. Beto O'Rourke campaigns in a living room on the south side of Des Moines, Iowa. He held six house parties in one day on April 6. Clay Masters/Iowa Public Radio hide caption

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When Your Living Room Becomes A 2020 Campaign Stage, 'It's Pretty Surreal'

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With Iowa caucuses still nine months away, candidates in the huge field of Democrats are looking to stand out. One way: show up in voters' homes.

When Your Living Room Becomes A 2020 Campaign Stage, 'It's Pretty Surreal'

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The organ of Notre-Dame de Paris Cathedral, one of the most famous in the world, was spared from the Cathedral fire on April 15 but major restoration needs to be done on the instrument. Stephane de Sakutin/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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After The Flames, Notre Dame's Centuries-Old Organ May Never Be The Same Again

Chief organist Olivier Latry looks ahead at the church's extensive renovation process after the Notre Dame Cathedral fire on April 15.

After The Flames, Notre Dame's Centuries-Old Organ May Never Be The Same Again

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In Ramy, comedian Ramy Youssef plays a character based on his own experiences growing up as a Muslim and first-generation American in New Jersey. Barbara Nitke/Hulu hide caption

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'Ramy' Is About One Millennial American Muslim — And Everyone's Racist Uncles

A new TV series from the comedian Ramy Youssef — based on his own experience growing up as an Egyptian American in New Jersey — is trying out some different first-generation narratives.

'Ramy' Is About One Millennial American Muslim — And Everyone's Racist Uncles

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Judith Viorst's Washington, D.C. home is absolutely covered in pictures of family. Samantha Balaban/NPR hide caption

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'Nearing 90,' Judith Viorst Says She's Never Been Happier

Judith Viorst's new collection of poetry is called Nearing 90, though she's quick to note she's only "a girl of 88." She's still writing, looking forward to grandchildren graduation, and feeling good.

'Nearing 90,' Judith Viorst Says She's Never Been Happier

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Former Trump campaign manager Corey Lewandowski (left), former Deputy National Security Advisor Designate Kathleen Troia 'K.T.' McFarland and former White House Counsel Don McGahn were named in Robert Mueller's report as people who did not carry out President Trump's asks. Tasos Katopodis; Chris Kleponis/AFP; Jim Watson/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Meet The People In Trump's Orbit Who The Mueller Report Says Ignored His Orders

There were some directives the president attempted to make of his staffers or other government officials that might have breached the obstruction of justice threshold had they not stood up to him.

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