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As electors cast their ballots in each of the 50 states, we try to answer questions about the process: Who are these people? How are they selected? Can they really vote however they want?

Jefferson County, Ala., schools have been under a desegregation order for decades. Now that a majority-white city wants to form its own district, a judge must decide if it's violating civil rights.

The president tells NPR that Donald Trump should work through Congress, and says if the new president overturns his own executive actions, "that's part of the democratic process."

Babies exposed to marijuana smoke have metabolites of the drug in their urine, researchers say. They think that secondhand marijuana smoke will prove to be as dangerous as secondhand tobacco smoke.

In the Russian-American neighborhood of Brighton Beach, N.Y., many people support the GOP, but they're concerned about Vladimir Putin having too much influence in the Trump administration.

After nearly 25 years on radio, conservative host Charlie Sykes discusses his decision to leave his talk show. He was a strong opponent of Donald Trump's campaign.

Veteran journalist Joann Lublin discusses her book, Earning It: Hard-Won Lessons from Trailblazing Women at the Top of the Business World. Lublin interviewed 52 female corporate leaders.

Stanford University professor of economics Raj Chetty discusses the idea of American upward mobility and why kids are increasingly less likely to earn more money than their parents.

President Obama promised to "reset" relations with Russia when he took office. But after allegations of Russia interfering in the U.S. election, many say relations are at a low point.

Five men, four of them childhood friends from Strasbourg, are being held in a foiled terrorist plot. Radicalization of young people is a leading concern in the community.

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