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Airlines say taking a picture of your face speeds boarding, and Homeland Security says it stops fraud. Critics worry about privacy and bias.

The walkway had just been over installed over the weekend to give students at Florida International University a safe way to cross a busy road, reports Tim Padgett of member station WLRN.

Its competitors often complain that unfair trade practices have helped China become the world's top exporter. Now, the Trump administration seems increasingly likely to confront China on trade.

A study shows that not only do astronaut's genes change in space, but they have the potential to remained changed even months after the astronaut is back on Earth.

Farmers are fearful of retaliation from China to the tariffs President Trump imposed on aluminum and steel. American Soybean Association president John Heisdorffer speaks with NPR's Sarah McCammon about a letter he sent to Trump this week urging him to change his mind.

Pediatrician T. Berry Brazelton revolutionized the way parents interacted with their babies and young children. His career spanned more than half a century and included dozens of books, hundreds of publications and a TV show. He died Tuesday, just shy of his 100th birthday.

Black voter turnout in the last presidential election fell to the lowest rate since 2000. Will 2018 be any different? Young voters and non-voters in Cleveland, Ohio weigh in.

NPR's Ari Shapiro speaks with Michael McFaul, former U.S. Ambassador to Russia about the U.S. response to attacks on Russian ex-pats in the U.K., and the latest sanctions imposed against Russia by the Treasury Department.

Cobalt used to be a byproduct of copper mining, used in everyday, boring stuff like tires and magnets. Now it's one of the most important and sought after metals on the periodic table. This has implications for big tech firms like Apple.

The government is steadily increasing the use of facial or biometric scanning at the nation's airports. Airlines say it can speed the boarding process, but critics say the scans aren't always accurate and there are privacy concerns.

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