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Sen. Bob Menendez, D-N.J., is part of the so-called "Gang of Six" — a group of six Republicans and Democrats from the Senate who have been working on a DACA deal for months. He speaks with NPR's Ari Shapiro about what he hopes will come out of this week's immigration debate, what the most challenging obstacles to a deal still are and what he thinks consensus can be reached on.

The billionaire philanthropist says the country needs a simpler system to help the poor navigate housing, health care and job opportunities.

The world's newest nation, South Sudan, is teetering on the brink of famine in the midst of a civil conflict. The man who runs the United Nations mission there came to Washington, D.C., hoping for continued U.S. help to put the country back on track.

President Trump is proposing a budget plan that gives up the fight against deficit spending, which has long been a Republican goal. But Trump's budget concedes that goal; tax revenues will not catch up to spending as far as the eye can see.

The Senate intelligence committee held its annual Worldwide Threats Hearing on Tuesday. Many of the bosses of the intelligence committee were there as the Russia imbroglio and North Korea were discussed.

Journalist Joshua Green describes the right-wing provocateur as a "very shrewd analyst of American politics." Right now, Green says, Bannon is particularly attuned to the #MeToo movement.

In Austin, a political nonprofit is employing a model from the tech industry to find and train candidates. It is pitting them against each other to win campaign funding and support.

Two Baltimore police detectives in an elite gun trace task force were found guilty of racketeering and racketeering conspiracy on Monday.

Marriage is hard — and there are signs it's become even harder in recent decades. We examine how long-term relationships have changed, and whether we might improve marriage by asking less of it.

Erin Entrada Kelly's Hello, Universe won the Newbery Medal for outstanding contribution to children's literature, and Matthew Cordell's Wolf in the Snow won the Caldecott Medal for most distinguished American picture book for children.

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