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During the war, young men often tried to join the National Guard to avoid being sent overseas. But that war changed the nature of the guard — paving the way for today's deployments abroad.

Doctors are recommending that the man who shot President Reagan, be released from a mental hospital. Patti Reagan Davis, the former president's daughter, tells NPR's Scott Simon she disagrees.

As the Supreme Court prepares to hear arguments on same-sex marriage, NPR's legal and political correspondents break down the historic case.

Hearing about a young woman's struggle to wipe away her conviction on prostitution charges inspired New Hampshire Sen. Jeanne Shaheen to introduce legislation to help other victims.

Palestinians often buy and sell land without title deeds, or proof of ownership. That's because most of the land doesn't have them. It's a problem dating back generations.

Once embraced by cities for its beautiful white flowers, disease resistance and ability to grow just about anywhere, the Callery pear is now considered a nuisance due to its smell and invasive nature.

The Supreme Court hears arguments over same-sex marriage on Tuesday. But laws still exist in many states that allow discrimination against LGBT people in employment, housing and public accommodations.

In the aftermath of several police shootings of unarmed black men, many police departments are holding community forums to talk to residents about policing.

Watchmakers have long thrived by selling timepieces that will be cherished as family heirlooms. But, if pragmatism rendered the pocket watch obsolete, what happens when watches become computers?

At the site of the Rana Plaza tragedy in Bangladesh, families gathered to remember their loved ones and call for better working conditions. Changes have been made, but there's a long way to go.




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