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Leaders from both parties in Congress are headed to the White House on Thursday to discuss a deal to keep the government funded, and Democrats are seeking legal protection for so-called DREAMers.

The absolute risk is very low. But low-dose formulations of birth control pills and other hormone-releasing contraceptives pose about the same risk to breasts as older formulations, a big study finds.

Minnesota Public Radio has confirmed with a Democratic official who has spoken to Sen. Al Franken and key aides who say Franken will resign his Minnesota Senate seat on Thursday.

Atlanta's mayoral race is likely on its way to a recount. The tally separating the two candidates was fewer than 800 votes. The election has featured a lot of discussion about race. The candidate currently trailing, if elected, would be the first white mayor of Atlanta in decades.

The price of Bitcoin has skyrocketed more than 1,200 percent this year. That's got people talking about the digital currency and wondering why it has climbed so high and whether its rise is a bubble which will burst.

Despite international opposition, President Trump announced the U.S. recognizes Jerusalem as the capital of Israel. He's keeping a campaign promise and insists he is still committed to Mideast peace.

NPR's Mary Louise Kelly talks with Dr. Husam Zomlot, the head of the Palestinian delegation to the U.S., about the Trump administration's decision to recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel.

NPR's Mary Louise Kelly talks with Ambassador Dennis Ross, a longtime U.S. diplomat, about the history of Jerusalem since partition and the implications of Wednesday's announcement by President Trump. Ross has a long history of involvement in seeking peace in the Mideast in both Republican and Democratic administrations.

Democrats want a permanent legal fix to protect so-called DREAMers, undocumented immigrants who arrived in this country with their parents when they were young children. The Democrats want to resolve the issue as part of year-end negotiations over funding the federal government. President Trump pushed back on their demands Wednesday.

Several Democratic senators have called for Sen. Al Franken, D-Minn., to resign in light of allegations of sexual misconduct against him. NPR's Mary Louise Kelly speaks with Hawaii Democratic Sen. Mazie Hirono, one of the senators who says Franken should step down.




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