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President Biden shakes hands with Utah Gov. Spencer Cox during a meeting with governors from across the country at the White House on Feb. 23. Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images hide caption

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Biden is looking at options for the border. But he's running into legal issues

President Biden told governors that he's looking for ways to take executive action to reduce the number of migrants crossing the southern border — but he's limited by laws and lack of funding.

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What's Making Us Happy: A guide to your weekend viewing and reading

Each week, Pop Culture Happy Hour guests and hosts share what's bringing them joy. This week: The show Homicide: Life on the Street, the film The Taste of Things and the novel Poor Things is based on.

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Clues to a better understanding of chronic fatigue syndrome emerge from a major study

After seven years of research, the findings shed light on the long-neglected illness. Scientists say the results could lead to future trials for potential treatments.

Clues to a better understanding of chronic fatigue syndrome emerge from a major study

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An illustration of the blastocyst stage of embryo development at about 5 to 9 days after fertilization. The outer layer will grow to form the placenta. The inner cells will become the fetus. Juan Gaertner/Getty Images/Science Photo Library hide caption

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The science of IVF: What to know about Alabama's 'extrauterine children' ruling

Why are so many frozen embryos created? And how is the Alabama Supreme Court ruling likely to affect IVF in the future? Here's what you need to know.

House Majority Whip Jim Clyburn (D-S.C.) speaks on Medicare expansion and the reconciliation package during a news conference with fellow lawmakers at the U.S. Capitol on Sept. 23, 2021, in Washington, D.C. Kevin Dietsch/Getty Images hide caption

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Rep. Jim Clyburn on the future of the Democratic Party and his legacy

Morning Edition's Michel Martin speaks with Rep. Jim Clyburn about his decision to step down from a House Democratic leadership role and his assessment of the presidential race so far.

Rep. Jim Clyburn on the future of the Democratic Party and his legacy

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Russian President Vladimir Putin and Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu (right) take part in a wreath-laying ceremony at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier in Alexander Garden on Defender of the Fatherland Day, in Moscow, Friday. Sergey Guneev, Sputnik, Kremlin Pool Photo/AP hide caption

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Biden announces over 500 new sanctions for Russia's war in Ukraine and Navalny death

The sanctions target Russia's financial sector and individuals responsible for Navalny's incarceration. The move comes one day before the second anniversary of the Russian invasion of Ukraine.

Republican presidential hopeful and former U.N. Ambassador Nikki Haley speaks during a campaign stop in Georgetown, S.C., on Thursday, ahead of the state's GOP primary on Saturday. Julia Nikhinson/AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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Haley is launching a '7-figure' ad buy, signaling she's staying in through Super Tuesday

The Haley campaign told reporters Friday that she is continuing on, arguing that doing so is not just about the nomination but making a case that Trump will struggle in a general election.

Misoprostol, one of the two drugs used in a medication abortion, is displayed at the Women's Reproductive Clinic, which provides legal medication abortion services, in Santa Teresa, New Mexico, on June 17, 2022. Robyn Beck/AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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California distributes stockpile of abortion pills before they expire

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California's stockpile of misoprostol needs to be used before it expires. That's why state health officials are expediting distribution of the medication within the next few months.

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A private lunar lander returns the U.S. to the moon 50 years later. Here's what to know

The Houston-based company has pulled off the first successful commercial landing on the lunar surface. It's America's first soft landing in decades.

Private lunar lander returns U.S. to the moon 50 years later. Here's what to know

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A sign for the University of Georgia is seen, May 28, 2004, in Athens, Ga. A woman was found dead Thursday, Feb. 22, 2024, on the campus of the University of Georgia after a friend told police she had not returned from a morning run, the university said. Allen Sullivan/AP hide caption

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The University of Georgia cancels classes after a woman is found dead on campus

The person was found unconscious and with injuries near the university's intramural sports field. They were a student at another university, though police have not yet said where.

At a one-day workshop run by the Care School for Men in Bogotá, Colombia, male medical students at Sanitas University learn how to cradle a baby. This class of participants consists of medical students, but the usual enrollees are dads of all types. Ben de la Cruz/NPR hide caption

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Hey, guys, wanna know how to diaper a baby or make a ponytail? Try the School for Men

An innovative program in Colombia gives men a chance to master the skills needed to be a hands-on dad — and become closer to their kids along the way.

The Past Is Still Alive is Alynda Segarra's latest and perhaps most autobiographical album as Hurray for the Riff Raff. Tommy Kha/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Hurray for the Riff Raff, the rail-riding teen poet who lived to sing the tale

On The Past Is Still Alive, Alynda Segarra's latest album as Hurray for the Riff Raff, the shapeshifting folk artist dives into deeply personal stories from their own vagabond youth.

Hurray for the Riff Raff, the rail-riding teen poet who lived to sing the tale

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Houthi fighters march during a rally of support for Palestinians in the Gaza Strip and against the U.S. strikes on Yemen, outside Sanaa, on Jan. 22. AP hide caption

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China relies on Red Sea shipping, but its response to Houthi ship attacks is muted

China's charting its own course, distancing itself from the U.S. in the Middle East, refusing to condemn the Houthis and looking to capitalize on ties with regional players to help solve the crisis.

China is mostly quiet on Houthi attacks in the Red Sea

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An election worker directs voters to a ballot drop-off location in 2020 in Portland, Ore. Oregon is among the states waiting for the Biden administration to greenlight plans to automatically register eligible voters when they apply to enroll in Medicaid. Nathan Howard/Getty Images hide caption

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Biden officials keep states waiting on expanding Medicaid voter registration

Officials in Oregon, Colorado and other states are waiting for Biden officials to approve plans to automatically register hundreds of thousands of eligible voters when they apply for Medicaid.

Tim Lillard at the home he and his late wife, Ann Picha-Lillard, shared in suburban southeast Michigan. Since her death in 2022, Lillard has made it his mission to pass the Safe Patient Care Act, which would create mandatory nurse-to-patient ratios in Michigan hospitals. Beth Weiler/Michigan Public hide caption

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After his wife died, he joined nurses to push for new staffing rules in hospitals

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Nurses have been telling lawmakers that hospital understaffing is putting patient lives at risk. They want Michigan to follow California and Oregon and institute mandatory staffing ratios.

A supporter of former President Donald Trump drives past campaign signs for Republican presidential candidate Nikki Haley in Irmo, South Carolina. The state's Republican presidential primary is on Feb. 24. SOPA Images/LightRocket via Getty Images hide caption

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Haley and Trump face off soon in South Carolina. Here's what to know

Former President Donald Trump is heavily favored, but Nikki Haley is trying hard to overcome the odds in her home state. Let's look at the keys to winning Saturday's primary and how it all works.

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Scientists scanning the seafloor discover a long-lost Stone Age 'megastructure'

The more than half mile long wall, called the Blinkerwall, was likely used by Stone Age hunter-gatherers to herd reindeer toward a shooting blind.

Scientists scanning the seafloor discover a long-lost Stone Age 'megastructure'

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A hospital is suing to move a quadriplegic 18-year-old to a nursing home. She says no

The young North Carolina woman has refused to go to a nursing home in another state. While she wants to leave the hospital, she asks to live in her own home, close to family and her school.

A hospital is suing to move a quadriplegic 18-year-old to a nursing home. She says no

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People cast their ballots during early voting in the state's primary in Ann Arbor, Mich., on February 20, 2024 Jeff Kowalsky/AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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Arab Americans in Michigan see primary ballots as a tool for building political power

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A statewide campaign in support of a cease-fire in the Israel-Hamas war is urging voters to choose the option "uncommitted" on their Democratic primary ballots, instead of President Biden.

"We have to live with the monsters we create," Justine Triet told NPR's Scott Simon, when he asked whether characters linger with her after a film. "I've been living with these people for three years, and I think I'll probably live with them for at least another year." Les Films Pelléas hide caption

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If you love courtroom dramas, this Oscar-nominated film is not to be missed

The courtroom drama is a beloved and established film genre. Anatomy of a Fall is a Best Picture nominee that feels familiar at first but immerses audiences in a different kind of legal thriller.

Wendy Williams has been diagnosed with primary progressive aphasia and frontotemporal dementia (FTD), her medical care team announced Thursday. Here, Williams attends the world premiere of Apple TV+'s The Morning Show in New York on Oct. 28, 2019. Evan Agostini/Invision/AP hide caption

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Wendy Williams is diagnosed with aphasia and frontotemporal dementia

News of the former TV host's medical diagnosis comes days ahead of the TV premiere of Where is Wendy Williams? — a two-part documentary detailing her health battles.

This image released by the U.S. Department of Justice in an FBI affidavit filed in U.S. District Court, Alexandria, Va., shows what is described as Iranian-made warhead bound for Yemen's Houthi seized off a vessel in the Arabian Sea. Four foreign nationals were charged Thursday, Feb. 22, 2024, with transporting suspected Iranian-made weapons on a vessel intercepted by U.S. naval forces. U.S. Department of Justice via AP hide caption

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4 charged in transporting suspected Iranian-made weapons on boat intercepted by U.S.

The criminal complaint alleges the defendants were transporting missile components for the type of weapons used by Houthi rebel forces in recent attacks. Two Navy SEALs died during the mission.

Bobi, a purebred Rafeiro do Alentejo Portuguese dog, poses for a photo with his Guinness World Records certificates for the oldest dog ever, at his home in Conqueiros, central Portugal, on May 20, 2023. Jorge Jeronimo/AP hide caption

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Guinness World Records posthumously strips Bobi of his title of 'oldest dog ever'

Bobi's owner said the dog had lived a record-breaking 31 years and 165 days when he died in October 2023. But a review by Guinness World Records found that evidence of his age was inconclusive.

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