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Federal Requests For Immigration Holds Continue To Decline

A research group at Syracuse University has determined that Immigration and Customs Enforcement is decreasing its practice of asking local police to hold detained immigrants.
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Killing Of Young Woman In Nepal Spotlights Travel Safety

The death of an American teacher raises questions about the risks of heading off alone as a trekker or a volunteer. We talked with two experts about lessons to draw from the tragedy.
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1 Tutor + 1 Student = Better Math Scores, Less Fear

Math anxiety is much like other fears, say scientists who scanned the brains of third-graders. One-on-one tutoring soothed the fear circuit in anxious kids' brains and improved performance, too.
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Senate Democrats Have Enough Support For Iran Nuclear Deal To Squelch Opposition

Supporters in the Senate now have 41 votes. It's enough to thwart a Republican-led effort to undo the Iran deal – without the President needing to exercise a veto.
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Hillary Clinton Proposes Plan To Restrict Money's Influence In Politics

The amount of money in politics since the 2010 Citizens United decision is staggering. Hillary Clinton came out with a plan Tuesday to address it, but it's a daunting issue for a president to take on.
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Kentucky Clerk Kim Davis Released From Jail

A federal judge in Kentucky has ordered the release of county clerk Kim Davis. She was jailed last week on contempt charges after she refused to issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples.
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Baltimore Reaches Tentative Settlement With Freddie Gray Family

A tentative wrongful death settlement of more than $6 million has been reached between the city of Baltimore and the family of Freddie Gray.
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The South Rises In Influence To Pick Republican Nominee

Candidates are expected to stop early and often in early primary state South Carolina. Now they're dipping deeper into the region after several states teamed to make their primaries March 1.
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New York City Mayor Goes All-In On Free Preschool

NPR's Robert Siegel talks with New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio about the early days of his effort to provide free, high-quality preschool to all of the city's 4-year-olds.
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The Challenges Of Identifying Potential Workplace Violence

The shootings of two young journalists last month highlighted the perils of dealing with potentially dangerous employees. But it can be very difficult for employers to know when and how to step in.

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