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Last summer, white nationalists and counterprotesters both found themselves in Charlottesville, Va. The white nationalist rally turned deadly. Now a former federal prosecutor says the law enforcement response to the event was a "series of failures."

Fordham University graduate student Matthew Combs studies the DNA of New York City's rats. He found that rats living uptown are genetically distinct from rats living downtown.

The Model 3 is supposed to take Tesla mainstream and bring it to profitability. But CEO Elon Musk's company has missed production goals, and analysts wonder whether he's spreading himself too thin.

One of the sticking points among Republicans debating their tax bill is whether to make an expanded child tax credit refundable. The decision could greatly impact whether the change helps lower and middle income families.

The tax changes proposed by Republican lawmakers would impact President Trump's personal finances. This week, he said: "This is going to cost me a fortune," but experts say that's far from the case.

Facebook says it has an edge in fighting back against influence campaigns like the one Russia waged against the U.S. in 2016. The company says it requires users' real names, but an NPR reporter tested it and signed up for an account under a fake name in about 1 minute. Experts say that feature is not a silver bullet.

The viral ALS Ice Bucket Challenge began in 2014 when a golfer in Sarasota, Fla., nominated his cousin in Pelham, N.Y. Her husband had amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, or Lou Gehrig's disease, His name was Anthony Senerchia Jr., and he lost his 14-year battle with the disease on Nov. 25.

The wet wipes industry is blossoming. But with the growth comes a problem: clogged drains. Now the fight over "flushability" is heading to court.

NPR's Robert Siegel speaks with Sen. Charles Grassley, R-Iowa,. about the proposed Republican tax plans. Grassley is a member of the Senate Finance Committee and supports the Senate tax bill.

The Senate has begun debate on a GOP plan to overhaul the nation's tax code, with major economic and political consequences in the balance.




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