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Justice Department Files Civil Rights Lawsuit Against Ferguson, Mo.

The federal civil rights lawsuit comes after the Ferguson city council adjusted terms of a negotiated settlement meant to bring the police force, jail and local court system in line.

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'Full Frontal' Showrunner: 'It's A Feminist Show Because We Are All Feminists'

"But it's not a show about women stuff," Jo Miller says. Full Frontal with Samantha Bee covers refugees, mental health, prison and climate change, among other things.

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Flint Residents' Broken Faith: 'The People We Trusted Failed Us'

State and city officials knew about problems with Flint's water even as they encouraged people to keep using it. Locals are disillusioned, and angry, and rebuilding that trust will be challenging.

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How A Man's Message In A Bottle Met A Kindred Spirit Miles Away

A few years ago, glass bottles with handwritten messages inside started washing up along the New England coast. They're the work of Ken Baker. One recently found its way to Ireland.

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Left To Fend For Himself, 'Pax' The Fox Must Find His Human Friend

To research her new novel for young readers, author Sara Pennypacker consulted with a red fox expert. Her takeaway? "They're brilliant. Foxes are so brilliant," she says.

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Bernie Sanders' Decisive Victory In New Hampshire Shakes Up Democratic Race

NPR looks at the state of the Democratic presidential race after Bernie Sanders' decisive victory over Hillary Clinton in the New Hampshire primary.

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State GOP Chair: South Carolina Primary 'Feels Very Wide Open'

Now, it's on to South Carolina. The state will hold its Republican primary a week from Saturday. NPR's Ari Shapiro talks to state GOP chairman Matt Moore about how South Carolina could change the Republican presidential race.

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Defense Secretary Ash Carter Convenes Anti-ISIS Coalition Partners In Brussels

Defense Secretary Ash Carter is convening his counterparts from more than two dozen anti-ISIS coalition partners in Brussels on Thursday. Carter aims to goad them into stepping up their contributions to the war on ISIS. But the meeting coincides with what Sunni Arab partners consider a far greater threat in Syria: a Russian-Iranian-Assad offensive on the verge of recapturing Aleppo from rebels.

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GOP Candidates Head To South Carolina After Trump Victory In New Hampshire

With the New Hampshire primary doing little to settle the GOP race, presidential candidates headed straight to South Carolina on Wednesday to start campaigning ahead of the state's primary in 10 days.

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Fed Chair Janet Yellen Warns Of Growing Risks To U.S. Economy

Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen made clear in congressional testimony Wednesday she sees an economy that faces increased risk. Her assessment was sufficiently downbeat to practically remove the possibility of another interest rate hike at the Fed's next monetary policy meeting in March.

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Obama Speaks To Lawmakers In Springfield, Ill., Where He Announced Candidacy

President Obama returns to Springfield, Ill., on Wednesday where nine years ago he announced his candidacy for president.

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Coal Country Reacts To Supreme Court Stay On Obama Clean Power Plan

The U.S. Supreme Court has put a hold on the Obama administration's Clean Power Plan, which would significantly regulate coal, after 27 states sued over the proposal. Among them was Wyoming, which produces more coal than any other state. NPR reports on how the court's stay is being received in coal producing states.

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After Win In New Hampshire, Bernie Sanders Meets With Rev. Al Sharpton

Fresh off his victory in the New Hampshire primary, Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders was in New York to visit with Rev. Al Sharpton. They met at Sylvia's, the Harlem soul food restaurant that's held a special place in African-American politics for decades.

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Will California Gas Leak Mark A Turning Point In Energy Debate?

A massive methane leak may soon end, but its environmental impact is still being weighed. A scientist says it won't have a big effect globally, but it's a setback in efforts to curb greenhouse gases.

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A New 'Cabin In The Sky' Offers Universal Stories — And A Problematic Past

Best remembered as a 1943 film starring Ethel Waters, the musical is being resurrected as a concert series, which aims to both honor the story and reckon with its racist roots.

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Dogs' New Challenge: Find A Bomb Before It Becomes A Bomb

Humans rely on dogs to search for bombs. But the increasingly common Improvised Explosive Devices can be made with ordinary ingredients — and it is posing a new challenge for bomb-sniffing dogs.

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