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Justice Department prosecutor Andrew Weissmann during the Arthur Andersen trial in Houston in 2002. The legal veteran, whose latest post was with the special counsel's office, is stepping down. Pat Sullivan/AP hide caption

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Law

Top Mueller Prosecutor Stepping Down In Latest Clue Russia Inquiry May Be Ending

Andrew Weissmann, one of the best-known lawyers in special counsel Robert Mueller's office, is set to depart soon from that job and the Justice Department, NPR has learned.

Saudi Arabian women's rights activist Loujain Alhathloul appeared in court with several other women for the first time since her arrest and detention in May 2018. Marieke Wijntjes via Reuters hide caption

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Middle East

Saudi Women's Rights Activists Appear In Riyadh Court

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Saudi Women's Rights Activists Appear In Riyadh Court

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Sen. Kamala Harris, a former prosecutor, says she was "born realizing the flaws in the criminal justice system." The California Democrat is not only seeking to become the first woman to be president, but the first black woman. Olivia Sun/NPR hide caption

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Election 2020: Opening Arguments

In Pitch For President, Sen. Kamala Harris Focuses On Criminal Justice, Inequality

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In Pitch For President, Sen. Kamala Harris Focuses On Criminal Justice, Inequality

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Students at UCLA and elsewhere are not surprised at the admissions cheating scandal rocking the higher education world. They are more frustrated, and cynical. UCLA was one of the schools caught up in the scam. Megan Schellong/NPR hide caption

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Colleges Use More Than SAT Scores When Deciding Which Students To Admit

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Justice Department prosecutor Andrew Weissmann during the Arthur Andersen trial in Houston in 2002. The legal veteran, whose latest post was with the special counsel's office, is stepping down. Pat Sullivan/AP hide caption

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Top Mueller Prosecutor Stepping Down In Latest Clue Russia Inquiry May Be Ending

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A Norwegian Air Boeing 737 Max 8 is parked on the tarmac at Helsinki Airport on Wednesday after the airplane model was grounded in most of the world. Lehtikuva/Heikki Saukkomaa/Reuters hide caption

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Business

For Boeing, Costs Of Grounding Jets Have Only Just Begun

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For Boeing, Costs Of Grounding Jets Have Only Just Begun

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Strange News

Thieves Steal Fake Painting

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Thieves Steal Fake Painting

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The Packhorse is a pub in the village of South Stoke, in the west of England. Villagers came together to buy back the pub after it had been sold for development into residential and office space. Frank Langfitt/NPR hide caption

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World

It Takes A Village To Save A British Pub

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It Takes A Village To Save A British Pub

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