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One of Major League Baseball's greatest players has been banned since 1989 for gambling on the game. But sports leagues' traditionally hard attitudes toward sports gambling seem to be softening.

Breaches that expose the health details of just a patient or two are proliferating nationwide. Regulators focus on larger privacy breaches and rarely take action on small ones, despite their harm.

Barred from legal work in Lebanon, Syrian refugees are accumulating huge debts as they struggle to pay for rent and other necessities.

They break the law by fraudulently filling out a form that says they're the actual buyer, but they're really buying the gun for another person — someone who might be avoiding a background check

States are thankful for the opportunity, but critics say there's no guarantee that states will succeed in two crucial areas the old law — known as No Child Left Behind — failed.

In 2012, journalist Mark Follman searched for comprehensive data about America's mass shootings and found that very little existed. So he and his colleagues began compiling a database of their own.

Thousands from the island, fearful the U.S. will change its preferential immigration policy, are trying to come here from the south — but many are stuck at the Costa Rica-Nicaragua border.

The Texas senator and GOP presidential candidate tells NPR's Steve Inskeep his plan to curb immigration of Middle Eastern refugees — and why he may disagree with but won't criticize Donald Trump.

Saudi women gamers gather at an annual convention, dressing as their favorite characters and exercising freedoms they want to see more of in their lives.

The 20th century's biggest carbon emitter is also one of the few advanced democracies where climate change is not accepted as fact. This makes it hard for some to trust U.S. efforts on the issue.

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