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Tracking Trump On Immigration: Despite Focus, Many Ideas Are Stalled Or Blocked

The Trump administration has tried every tool at its disposal to tighten the nation's immigration policies. But many of its efforts have run into opposition from Congress, courts and local critics.

At Cambridge City Hall in Boston, Marcia Kadish (left) and Tanya McCloskey exchange rings as they are married before Clerk D. Margaret Drury on May 17, 2004. They were the first couple to be married in Cambridge that morning. Dina Rudick/The Boston Globe via Getty Images hide caption

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The 1st Legally Married Same-Sex Couple 'Wanted To Lead By Example'

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John Stokes, a student protester during the civil rights movement in the 1950's, speaks at a press conference in Richmond, Va., in 2004. As a high school senior in 1951, Stokes was one of the leaders of a student strike, protesting conditions at the all-black Moton High School in Virginia. Steve Helber/AP hide caption

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65 Years After Brown v. Board of Education: 'It's Never Going To Be Easy'

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Carly Rae Jepsen opens up about family, singlehood and the one that might've got away on her latest album, Dedicated. Meredith Rizzo and Ryan Kellman/NPR hide caption

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Music Interviews

Carly Rae Jepsen Colors Outside The Lines

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Carly Rae Jepsen Colors Outside The Lines

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Sarah and her mother, Sonia Lopez, who says her strong faith has been a source of strength over the past year. Allison Hess for NPR hide caption

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This Teen Nearly Died In A School Shooting. Now She's Just Trying To Live

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At StoryCorps in Palm Springs, Calif., David Wilson (left) and his husband Robert Compton talk about how, as a same-sex couple, their treatment by others has changed since they were legally married in 2004. Jud Esty-Kendall/StoryCorps hide caption

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StoryCorps

'That Day Wasn't About Us': One Of The 1st Same-Sex Married Couples Looks Back

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'That Day Wasn't About Us': One Of The 1st Same-Sex Married Couples Looks Back

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Fort Scott, Kan., fills up on weekday afternoons as locals grab pizza, visit a coffeehouse or browse antique shops and a bookstore. Like other rural communities, the commercial areas also include empty storefronts. Christopher Smith for Kaiser Health News hide caption

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Shots - Health News

No Mercy: How A Kansas Town Is Grappling With Its Hospital's Closure

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No Mercy: How A Kansas Town Is Grappling With Its Hospital's Closure

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