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"Throwing out 60 diplomats is a big blow to the ability of people simply to have discussions on subjects that need to be discussed," said James Collins, a former U.S. ambassador to Moscow.

Matthew Desmond estimates that about 2.3 million evictions were filed in the U.S. in 2016 — a rate of four every minute. "Eviction isn't just a condition of poverty; it's a cause of poverty," he says.

For many parents, nine days of missed school is a logistical headache. That's why YMCAs, Boys and Girls Clubs and religious organizations have provided places for parents to bring their kids.

A new generation of American Muslims has moved from defending itself, as Muslim communities did in the aftermath of the Sept. 11, 2001 attacks, to defining itself.

Regulators, and sometimes the public, still have a tough time getting a handle on just what Facebook is. And that makes it difficult to determine just which laws should govern it.

Facebook Founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg gave two days of testimony to U.S. lawmakers and for his appearance on Capitol Hill, he forsook his customary t-shirt and hoodie for a tailored suit and a shirt and tie. Washington Post fashion critic Robin Givhan tells NPR's Mary Louise Kelly that Zuckerberg is now part of the establishment and as such will need to change his "uniform."

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg was on Capitol Hill for a second day of questioning from lawmakers, over the company's handling of user data. NPR's Audie Cornish speaks with Rep. Bob Latta, R-Ohio., about his takeaways from the hearing.

Rumors of the impending demise of NECCO have sparked a renewed interest in the company's products — especially its famous, eponymous, chalky wafers that some people love to hate.

After the most recent round of diplomatic expulsions, the U.S. embassy in Moscow has lost vital staff — including those working on important bilateral issues, like Syria, Ukraine and arms control. For ordinary Russians, the cuts at the embassy mean it's virtually impossible to get a U.S. visa in Moscow anymore.

On Wednesday, federal judicial nominee Wendy Vitter attempted to walk back controversial comments she previously made about abortion and birth control.




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