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Results from the U.S. Census in 2020 could remake the political map. Some census experts say the stakes for the upcoming national headcount are higher than normal.

Groups that help low-income families get food aid report a big drop in the number of immigrants seeking help. Some are canceling government benefits for fear it will affect their immigration status.

Police are trained to avoid warning shots for tactical and legal reasons. But this long-standing prohibition is being reconsidered under public pressure to reduce deadly shootings by police.

Scientists have assembled a lab system from living tissue that can replicate a woman's 28-day hormonal cycle. The goal is to use the system to find new ways to treat a host of women's health problems.

Journalist Sharon Weinberger discusses the Defense Advance Research Projects Agency, which develops innovative scientific technologies for the military. Her new book is The Imagineers of War.

Howard, the historically black university in Washington, D.C., is sending computer science students to study at Google's headquarters in California, as part of an effort called Howard West.

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani is in Moscow to meet with Russian President Vladimir Putin. Rouhani said recently that he hoped "a new turning point in the development of our relations will be reached." NPR's Steve Inskeep speaks with Karim Sadjadpour of the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace about their relationship.

With repeated lies, the brain becomes less and less sensitive to dishonesty, supporting ever larger acts of dishonesty. But why do we lie and is it such a terrible thing if we do?

Relics from the Revolutionary and Civil Wars are creating all sorts of problems in South Carolina. Old cannonballs continue to be found, and many need to be detonated.

Roger Wilkins worked at the Justice Department under the Kennedy administration, helped "The Washington Post" win a Pulitzer Prize and taught history and American culture at George Mason University. On Sunday, he died Sunday at the age of 85.

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