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Trump's Plan To Hire 15,000 Border Patrol And ICE Agents Won't Be Easy

Feb. 23
Brian Naylor / NPR

Applicants have to go through "extreme vetting" including a grueling polygraph exam. In the past, Customs and Border Protection has had trouble retaining agents.

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Sen. McCain Makes Unannounced Trip To Syria To Meet With U.S. Forces

Feb. 23
Doreen McCallister / NPR

John McCain, the chairman of the Senate Armed Services Committee, went to Syria last week to discuss the campaign for defeating militants from the Islamic State.

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Should Scientists March? U.S. Researchers Still Debating Pros And Cons

Feb. 23
Nell Greenfieldboyce / NPR

A "March for Science" is set for April 22 in Washington, D.C., to show support for evidence-based public policy. But some worry the march will be seen as partisan, and may even undermine sound policy.

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Preserving The Flavor Of An Atlanta Neighborhood

Feb. 23
Debbie Elliott / NPR

Entrepreneur Keitra Bates is opening a shared commercial kitchen to help keep culinary traditions alive on the city's gentrifying west side.

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What's Next For The Affordable Care Act? Your Questions Answered

Feb. 23
Julie Rovner / NPR

A lot of people are confused about when and if Republicans can "repeal and replace" the Affordable Care Act. Kaiser Health News' Julie Rovner clears things up in the first of a series.

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Cressida Dick Named Scotland Yard's First Female Top Cop

Feb. 23
Doreen McCallister / NPR

Cressida Dick, 56, a former beat cop in London's West End, on Wednesday was named the first female police commissioner in the organization's 188-year history.

Lawsuit Accuses Milwaukee Police Of Abusive Stop And Frisk Practices

Feb. 22
Cheryl Corley / NPR

The plaintiffs say random stops are up, and unfairly focus on blacks and Latinos. The police chief says his force doesn't have a practice of stop and frisk, and citizen complaints are down.

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Trump Administration Rescinds Obama Rule On Transgender Students' Bathroom Use

Feb. 22
Rebecca Hersher / NPR

The administration will not direct public schools to allow students to use facilities that match their gender identities. It notes the primary role of state and local districts in education policy.

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After Slavery, Searching For Loved Ones In Wanted Ads

Feb. 22
Ari Shapiro / NPR

In the Civil War's waning years, African-Americans trying to find lost loved ones used classified ads in newspapers. More than 900 of these notices are now accessible via an online database.

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Protesters Leave Dakota Access Pipeline Area; Some Stay And Are Arrested

Feb. 22
Rebecca Hersher / NPR

The governor of North Dakota had set Wednesday as the evacuation deadline for the largest protest camp. The Trump administration is allowing the pipeline to be built, despite the protests.

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