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Emma, Carrie, Vivian: How A Family Became A Test Case For Forced Sterilizations

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The eugenicists were utopians, convinced that they were doing hard but necessary things. And that included making decisions about who gets to have children.

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At Least 24 Dead After Riots In Nicaragua

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The protests and violence were prompted by planned changes to the pension system. The U.S. State Department ordered embassy staff members' relatives to leave the country and curtailed services.

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'A Close Personal Relationship' Under Pressure As Trump Hosts France's Macron

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While President Trump and French President Emmanuel Macron share personal chemistry, their bond may be tested on issues such as strategy in Syria, the Iran nuclear deal and trade.

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10 Pedestrians Killed, Hit By Van In Toronto, Police Say

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Fifteen people were being treated for injuries after the incident. A suspect identified as Alex Minassian, 25, has been arrested. A public safety official says there is no apparent terrorist motive.

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9 Dead, 16 Injured In Toronto After Van Plows Into Pedestrians

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Nine people are dead and 16 others injured after a van plowed into pedestrians in Toronto

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Alexa, Tell Me A National Security Secret: Amazon's Reach Goes Beyond The Post Office

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It's little known that the CIA uses Amazon Web Services to store its data, and, now, it's the favorite for a big-money Pentagon contract to do the same. Amazon's tentacles go to other agencies, too.

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Autonomous Weapons Would Take Warfare To A New Domain, Without Humans

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Former special operations agent Paul Scharre helped create U.S. military guidelines on autonomous weapons. His new book Army of None, looks at the advances in technology, and the questions they raise.

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Beauty And A Bump On The Head In 'I Feel Pretty'

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Amy Schumer stars in the new comedy about a woman whose freak accident fills her with confidence in what she believes to be her magically altered appearance.

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During Investigation, 'Propublica' Finds Issues With Chicago Gang Database

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Chicago police keep a massive database of residents with suspected gang ties, but ProPublica's Mike Dumke found significant errors and investigated the effects on Chicagoans who made the list.

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How The French View Macron's U.S. Visit With President Trump

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NPR's Ailsa Chang speaks with Nicole Bacharan, a researcher at the National Foundation for Political Science in Paris, about how the French view President Macron's visit with President Trump.

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Lucibela Channels The Joy Of Cape Verde On 'Laço Umbilical'

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The 32-year-old singer shows off a liquid voice rich with the music and culture of her native country for her debut album.

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Roger Wicker Discusses His Support For Mike Pompeo As Secretary Of State

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NPR's Ailsa Chang talks to Senator Roger Wicker, R-Miss., about Mike Pompeo's confirmation hearing for secretary of state.

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Mike Pompeo On Track To Be Confirmed As Secretary Of State

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The CIA director faces a narrow path through a closely divided Senate, but Republicans are confident he has the votes to win confirmation on the floor later this week.

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Muggles Rejoice: 'Harry Potter And The Cursed Child' Is Now On Broadway

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The play, co-written by J.K. Rowling, opened on Sunday and picks up where the last novel left off, with Harry sending his son off to Hogwarts.

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Multiple Pedestrians Struck By Van In Toronto

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Canadian police say a white van jumped a curb in northern Toronto, plowing into pedestrians — killing nine and injuring 16 others.

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