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NPR's Ari Shapiro speaks with Jake Quinn, of Asheville, N.C., who is one of the plaintiffs who claimed that the state's districts are unconstitutionally partisan. A panel of federal judges have now ruled in Quinn's favor.

A federal judicial panel's ruling that North Carolina's legislature illegally used partisanship as the primary factor in drawing congressional districts is causing political chaos there.

Ahead of her visit with President Trump, Norway's Prime Minister Erna Solberg speaks with NPR's Ari Shapiro about climate change, women in politics and what she thinks Trump's presidency has meant for global security.

The justices will hear a challenge to an Ohio law, which allows the purging of voter registrations because of a failure to vote in two consecutive elections.

Activists have won victories like the right to inherit property and inclusion in the census. Parliament is considering a rights bill sponsored by an unlikely ally, an ultra-conservative Islamic party.

Opioids were a main driver in roughly 1,200 drug overdose deaths in Philadelphia last year.That's four times the city's murder rate. It's time, some officials say, to supervise, not criminalize.

Some see restorative justice as a way forward. But it takes courage to hold yourself accountable, and the men called out by the #MeToo movement might not be there yet.

The U,S, faces a severe shortage of affordable housing, and housing advocates fear the recent tax bill and potential budget cuts will make matters worse.

Thousands of Californians have been evacuated from the Santa Barbara area among fears of mudslides after heavy rains hit the hillsides denuded by the enormous Thomas fire.

"Baby Bonds" are back in the news. Two professors presented their idea to do something about widening inequality to an economics conference. They suggest creating an education trust fund for each newborn. The grants — ranging from $500 to $50,000 — would be on a sliding scale tied to household income.




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