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Races in Georgia and Kansas to replace GOP lawmakers who joined the Trump administration are surprising activists, pundits and both political parties in an unsettled political environment.

NPR's Lulu Garcia-Navarro talks to NASCAR's most popular driver, Dale Earnhardt Jr., about how concussions have changed the sport, and his driving.

Hundreds of churches across the country are taking part in the "new sanctuary movement" by offering refuge to undocumented immigrants to protect them from deportation, but not without obstacles.

Former U.S. State Department Under Secretary Nicholas Burns explains the meaning of "deconfliction" and how it relates to the Syrian conflict.

Somalia's President Mohamed Abdullahi Farmajo has said the country is at war with al-Shabab, a jihadi group. He has given the group 60 days to surrender in return for education and jobs.

What happens to workers when an industry collapses or a new technology takes off? NPR brings you stories of people adapting to a changing economy. This week: a former cowboy in the wind industry.

At one high school in San Francisco, students speak 18 different languages, and while students can't totally communicate with one another, they're working hard to learn English and other cultures.

A mountain lion kitten was found in the Santa Monica Mountains, just outside Los Angeles. Biologists are excited to see new kittens being born but are concerned about inbreeding.

There's no place like it on the planet: White Sands National Monument in New Mexico. It's the world's largest gypsum dunefield: miles and miles of stunning white landscape.

Last weekend, a Trump staffer was accused of violating the 1939 law barring federal employees from certain political activities. But the jury's still out over whether he actually did.

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