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Half of Native Americans say college was never part of the conversation growing up. Their graduation rates are far below the national average. Navajo leaders say those who go to college don't return.

Proposed cuts in funding for the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau come amid questions about a Trump appointee softening the agency's stance on payday lenders. Democrats vow to fight the cuts.

Washington's man in Beijing, Terry Branstad, says he goes way back with China's president.

Professional skiers and resorts in Aspen face a problem this season: deal with patches of dirt caused by warmer temperatures or make the climate worse by making and moving artificial snow.

Privately funded scientists made a virus related to smallpox from scratch, hoping their version might lead to a better smallpox vaccine. But critics question the need — and worry about repercussions.

Judge Evelyn Baker gave 16-year-old Bobby Bostic a life sentence after he was convicted of armed robbery, among other charges. Now, 20 years later, she wants the Supreme Court to overrule her.

"There are people who go through life until they are 80 or 90 years old, desperate to let out their chicken. They die without doing so, which is a mistake," a Carnival reveler says.

President Trump and his aides are spinning the grand jury's indictment of 13 Russians linked to alleged attempts to interfere in the 2016 presidential election as an all-clear. Although that would appear to be overstating what the Special Counsel has actually said.

NPR's Kelly McEvers talks with Rep. Adam Schiff, D-Calif., ranking member of the House Intelligence Committee, about the indictments of Russians operating a "troll farm" with the intent to interfere with American elections. He says these indictments confirm what his committee concluded.

Washington Post fashion critic Robin Givhan pulled no punches nor spared no adjectives in describing Ralph Lauren's spring collection. She thinks the celebrated American designer is out of touch with what's been going on in American culture.

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