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FOODLine Pantry Ministry is a volunteer-based clearing house that connects callers in desperate need of food to pantries nearest them. Sue Duthie, coordinator of FOODLine, talked with Katy Ganaway about how the pantries and the clearing house, sponsored by Interfaith Mission Services, has helped families in Madison County and how the community can contribute to people in need of food in emergency situations. You can learn more about FOODLine at

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Spain had rescinded its European arrest warrant when it became clear Belgian authorities would not cooperate. As a court considered a new warrant, Carles Puigdemont was proposed as Catalonia's leader.

Mexicans, Central Americans and Haitians make up most people removed from the U.S. But year-end figures analyzed by NPR show that deportations to the rest of the world have jumped 24 percent.

Also: There are concerns for the FBI following political attacks; Tokyo tests shelter drills for potential missiles; and a volcano in the Philippines is rumbling.

Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg sat down with NPR's Nina Totenberg at the Sundance Film Festival on Sunday where she discussed her thoughts on the #MeToo movement.

There's an explosion of interest in personalized diet approaches and at-home test kits are popping up everywhere. Part of the approach includes analyzing your DNA, but genes can only tell us so much.

Popular DNA ancestry tests don't always find what people expect. That's due to how DNA rearranges itself when egg meets sperm, and also the quirks of genetic databases.

Current and former special agents worry that the Bureau's tumble through the political spin cycle might hurt their ability to do their jobs across the country.

The store, which had been open only to Amazon employees for the past year, uses a smartphone app and a network of cameras to track a customer's purchases.

One in five workers is a contract worker, according to a new NPR/Marist poll. Within a decade, contractors and freelancers could make up half of the workforce, a shift with far-reaching implications.

The partial federal shutdown that went into effect at midnight on Friday has a broad impact, from closing Independence Hall to furloughs at the Department of Education.

Although 20 other Japanese cities have already undergone similar drills simulating a North Korean ballistic missile attack, it was the first such exercise for the capital.

The Senate will vote at noon on a measure to restore government funding for three weeks. Lawmakers made progress on Sunday, but remain short of a final agreement to proceed on immigration measures.

Republicans and Democrats both claim the public is on their side in the shutdown struggle. But they are really only listening to their own section of the choir.

Bangladesh, which has taken in more than 650,000 refugees, hopes to start sending them back to Myanmar this week — but only if they agree to go.



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