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Texas Republican Pete Sessions is running for reelection in a district that is an island of blue in a sea of red. But Democrats are sensing an opportunity in the area that Hillary Clinton won in 2016.

President Trump has named his personal White House doctor, Ronny Jackson, to take control over the sprawling Department of Veterans Affairs. Jackson will replace David Shulkin, who's been under scrutiny for ethical lapses.

Russian journalist Konstantin von Eggert speaks with NPR's Audie Cornish about how Russia is viewing the expulsion of its diplomats. So far, the Kremlin has not offered a formal response.

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un traveled to China this week on his first trip to another country since taking power. NPR's Audie Cornish talks with David Kang of the University of Southern California about the summit and what it means for ongoing negotiations with North Korea.

A new government study obtained by NPR finds that thousands of teachers have had their federal grants taken away and converted to loans, often for minor paperwork errors.

Pollsters say that candidates who are women are uniquely positioned to do well in 2018 — and that many voters choose partly based on gender (even when they don't realize it).

The TEACH grant helps future teachers pay for college or a master's. Many say that when they started teaching, they were forced to pay it back. A study obtained by NPR suggests thousands are affected.

The justices are hearing a case involving partisan gerrymandering for the second time this term. Now it's Democrats' turn to defend their plan.

The visit to Beijing was Kim Jong Un's first foreign trip since taking power in 2011, and follows North Korea's recent agreement to hold talks with the leaders of South Korea and the United States.

NPR's Ari Shapiro speaks with former U.S. Ambassador to Russia Bill Burns about the 27 countries that are removing Russian diplomats in response to a nerve-agent attack on British soil.

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