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The Syrian government continues to close in on the last rebel pockets of eastern Ghouta — forcing out thousands and nearly ending the opposition presence around Damascus.

In 2014 the U.S. cited the attacks on Yazidis in Iraq as a reason to join the war against ISIS. But now that ISIS is gone, Yazidis are largely neglected and remain desperate on the Sinjar mountain.

British parliamentarians are angry that Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg has turned down a request to appear from a committee examining who had access to his companies data.

Conservative Christian colleges are worried that their doctrinal commitments with respect to LGBT issues could run afoul of sex discrimination law and jeopardize federal financial aid.

NPR's Ari Shapiro speaks with Lyft co-founder John Zimmer and Valerie Jarrett, a member of the company's board, about the issues of diversity and gender equality in the workplace.

Officials in South Korea say they've reached a trade agreement with the Trump administration. While U.S. trade deals typically try to lower trade barriers, this one actually creates new ones.

When Stephen Hawking's computer voice was in danger of disappearing, his team called Eric Dorsey for help. The Palo Alto-based engineer worked for the company that helped create Hawking's CallText 5010 speech system.

On Tuesday, the state of California filed a lawsuit against the Trump administration to try to prevent a question about citizenship from appearing on the 2020 Census. NPR's Ari Shapiro talks with California Secretary of State Alex Padilla about the lawsuit and the potential impacts of a citizenship question.

Journalist Maya Dusenbery argues that medicine has a "systemic and unconscious bias" against women that is rooted in "what doctors, regardless of their own gender, are learning in medical schools."

Women in Mexico's entertainment industry began coming forward with accusations last month. "You speak out and they assassinate you in the media," said Mexican actress Natalia Cordova-Buckley.

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