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Michael Cohen, a personal lawyer for President Trump, leaves federal court in New York City in April. His legal troubles may test his loyalty to Trump, which has been built over years of protecting his boss in part by using legal threats. Seth Wenig/AP hide caption

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LISTEN: How Michael Cohen Protects Trump By Making Legal Threats

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Concussions from domestic violence are sometimes overlooked in patient care. MarkCoffeyPhoto/Getty Images hide caption

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Domestic Violence's Overlooked Damage: Concussion And Brain Injury

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Houston Texans players kneel during the singing of the national anthem before an NFL football game against the Seattle Seahawks. Elaine Thompson/AP hide caption

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How The NFL's New Rule On Protesting Is Being Perceived By Players

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Newarker Josie Gonsalves says Newark Police's surveillance system will change how residents carry themselves in public. With the new technology, "everyone becomes a suspect," she says. Marco Jeurissen/Getty Images hide caption

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Newark Police Camera System Relies On Residents, Stirring Privacy Concerns

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North Korea's leader Kim Jong Un and South Korea's President Moon Jae-in walk together after a tree-planting ceremony at the truce village of Panmunjom on April 27. Korea Summit Press Pool via/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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The kids also learned handy visuals, like a remote control for negative thoughts so you can switch channels in your head. Nathalie Dieterle/for NPR hide caption

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To Teach Kids To Handle Tough Emotions, Some Schools Take Time Out For Group Therapy

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Deputy U.S. Attorney General Rod Rosenstein has agreed that the Justice Department and the FBI will meet with members of Congress who want secret information about the Russia probe. Alex Wong/Getty Images hide caption

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White House Brokers, But Will Not Attend, Meeting About Secret Russia Probe Documents

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Ms. A.B. is seeking asylum in the U.S. after suffering more than a decade of domestic violence in El Salvador. U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions has personally intervened in her case. Kevin D. Liles for NPR hide caption

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This Salvadoran Woman Is At The Center Of The Attorney General's Asylum Crackdown

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People watch a TV showing images of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un (right), South Korean President Moon Jae-in and U.S. President Donald Trump — and the words "Thawing Korean Peninsula" — at a railway station in Seoul, South Korea on March 7. Ahn Young-joon/AP hide caption

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As Trump-Kim Summit Approaches, South Korea's Leader Heads To White House

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Jay Aubrey Jones, the voice behind the "Laurel" vs "Yanny" recording. Christopher Butt/Courtesy Jay Aubrey Jones hide caption

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The Voice Behind The 'Laurel' Or 'Yanny' Recording: Actor Jay Aubrey Jones

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Starbucks is closing more than 8,000 U.S. stores on the afternoon of May 29 to conduct racial-bias training. Saul Loeb/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Starbucks Training Focuses On The Evolving Study Of Unconscious Bias

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Senate Democrats say they have the votes to formally disapprove of the FCC's Internet policy that will take effect next month. Here, supporters of net neutrality protest the decision to repeal the Obama-era rule. Kyle Grillot/Reuters hide caption

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Senate Approves Overturning FCC's Net Neutrality Repeal

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Rev. William Barber is co-chair of the Poor People's Campaign: A National Call For Moral Revival. He says this movement is about bringing issues of poverty into the national political discourse. Gerry Broome/AP hide caption

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The Poor People's Campaign Seeks To Complete Martin Luther King's Final Dream

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Jim Brown, a star running back for the Cleveland Browns in the late 1950s and early 1960s, is the subject of a new biography by The Nation sports editor Dave Zirin. Hulton Archive/Getty Images hide caption

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'Heroic, But He's No Hero': Revisiting Football Great Jim Brown

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