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Supreme Court Justice Neil Gorsuch didn't cross any legal line by making the speech at the Trump Hotel in D.C., but ethics experts say the optics surrounding the event don't look great.

Support for the far-right in last Sunday's German election came largely from those in what was formerly East Germany — a sign that the country has still not overcome its Cold War division.

New York Times reporter Nicholas Confessore explains how Trump's election was a boon to those with access to the president. "If you had a Trump connection, you could write your own ticket," he says.

One San Juan hospital ran out of diesel earlier this week and had to discharge 40 patients. It now has enough to fuel its generators until Saturday.

Catalonia's independence referendum is scheduled for Oct. 1, but polls show as many as half of Catalans don't favor it. "For business owners, independence is a loaded issue," says a Catalan winemaker.

Hospital officials in San Juan, Puerto Rico say they are operating in crisis mode after Hurricane Maria. With only emergency power, doctors are struggling to provide medical care as needs grow daily.

A global beta group will go through initial testing with the new character limit before Twitter slowly rolls the change out more widely.

NPR's Robert Siegel speaks with Thomas Abt, a senior research fellow at the Harvard Kennedy School and the Harvard Law School, about the latest statistics showing a national increase in homicide.

Many schools have gotten the green light to reopen, but others are either damaged or near damaged buildings. That uncertainty is putting a lot of stress on parents and kids hoping to get back to normal.

NPR's Robert Siegel talks with Roberton Williams of the Tax Policy Center about how the U.S. corporate tax rate stacks up compared to other nations.

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