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Mandatory life without parole for juveniles in murder cases has been banned for five years. But an Associated Press investigation revealed that the ban has been enforced unevenly across the country.

Thousands of Syrian refugees are returning to a rebel-held area of Syria from Lebanon - maybe not by choice in many cases. It's part of a deal between Hezbollah and a rebel group linked to Al Qaida.

President Trump objects to a bill that imposes new sanctions on Russia even as he signs it.

Ara Parseghian was a force at the University of Notre Dame. He brought the football program back to national prominence during the 1960s and 1970s, including two championships.

If you've ever dreamed of the good life on one of Maine's coastal islands, be forewarned: the Internet ranges from lousy to nonexistent.

Addiction treatment professionals are praising many of the recommendations of a White House commission on the opioid crisis. But some question the recommendation to declare it a national emergency.

The attorney general was in Atlanta to promote a new crime-fighting agenda, but much of the attention was on the president's comment that police shouldn't be "too nice" to suspects in custody.

Vice President Pence wraps up a trip Wednesday to Estonia, Georgia and Montenegro. Pence has spent the four-day trip speaking out against Russia and affirming U.S. support for the tiny nations.

The Department of Homeland Security announces that it would waive environmental and other laws to ensure the "expeditious construction" of barriers and roads near the U.S.-Mexico border.

Tennessee Insurance Commissioner Julie Mix McPeak talks with NPR's Ari Shapiro about cost sharing reductions — federal reimbursements to insurance companies that are key to the Affordable Care Act.

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