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Americans, in bigger numbers than ever, like trade. But they also believe China doesn't play fair in trade.

Pain is more than an unpleasant sensation. When pain signals reach the brain, they interact with areas involved in thinking, memory and emotion.

U.S. unemployment is at a nearly 50-year low. The jobless rate for Hispanics has never been lower. The past two years have been the best job market ever for African Americans. Shouldn't we be excited?

David Wilson and his husband Rob Compton were plaintiffs in a lawsuit that led to marriage equality in Massachusetts in 2004. At StoryCorps, they remember their wedding day.

Friday marks 65 years since the Supreme Court delivered its ruling in the case of Brown v. Board of Education of Topeka. NPR's David Greene talks to John A. Stokes, one of the student plaintiffs.

One of the Trump administration's top priorities is reshaping and restricting immigration. But many of the White House efforts have faced opposition from Congress, courts and local critics.

Fifteen years ago, Tanya McCloskey and Marcia Kadish were the first same-sex couple to be legally married in the U.S. Kadish reflects on their marriage and on her late wife.

One year and seven surgeries after Sarah Salazar nearly died in her art classroom, she's still struggling to manage the deep physical and emotional trauma she suffered that day.

The disclosure this week that two Florida counties were breached by Russian attackers in 2016 has officials worried about what more they don't know.

An Idaho inmate sued the state to receive sex reassignment surgery and won. If she prevails in federal appeals court, she'll become the first inmate to receive the surgery through court order.

After receiving over 6,000 entries this year, we've picked a winner of the 2019 Tiny Desk Contest. Meet the gifted songwriter who captivated our panel of judges.

President Trump's proposal would keep legal immigration levels the same but dramatically change who would be let in. It does not address the estimated 11 million people in the U.S. illegally.

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Presidential hopeful Kamala Harris was in South Los Angeles on Sunday, speaking to a crowd at Los Angeles Southwest College.

from Greater LA

In the Chino Hills, just west of the city of Corona, the Prado Dam crosses the Santa Ana River and protects about 1.5 million people downstream in Orange County.

from Greater LA

A controversial bill that would force cities throughout California to build denser housing hit a wall last week.

from Greater LA

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Nearly two dozen Democrats are running for president. Many of them tried getting attention by doing town halls on Fox News, including Pete Buttigieg, Bernie Sanders, and Amy Klobuchar.

Is it smart for Democratic presidential candidates to do Fox News town halls?

Nearly two dozen Democrats are running for president. Many of them tried getting attention by doing town halls on Fox News, including Pete Buttigieg, Bernie Sanders, and Amy Klobuchar.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

The right to an abortion is being challenged in several states, including Alabama and Georgia. We look at the future of Roe v. Wade. Also, the U.S.

Legal questions surrounding abortion rights

The right to an abortion is being challenged in several states, including Alabama and Georgia. We look at the future of Roe v. Wade. Also, the U.S.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

The final episode of “Game of Thrones” aired Sunday after eight seasons. Its main theme song, “A Song of Fire and Ice,” has become iconic and recognizable among millions of fans.

Ramin Djawadi on creating the music for ‘Game of Thrones’

The final episode of “Game of Thrones” aired Sunday after eight seasons. Its main theme song, “A Song of Fire and Ice,” has become iconic and recognizable among millions of fans.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

For every era in American history, there’s a pair of jeans to go with it: bell bottoms, cowboy wranglers, skinny hipster jeans, daisy dukes. They were invented in California.

How blue jeans started in LA

For every era in American history, there’s a pair of jeans to go with it: bell bottoms, cowboy wranglers, skinny hipster jeans, daisy dukes. They were invented in California.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

Billionaire Robert Smith pledged to pay off some $40 million in student loans for Morehouse College’s class of 2019, which includes nearly 400 students.

Can a billionaire solve the student debt crisis one loan at a time?

Billionaire Robert Smith pledged to pay off some $40 million in student loans for Morehouse College’s class of 2019, which includes nearly 400 students.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

About 7,000 white-collar jobs are being eliminated as part of Ford's massive organizational restructuring. The automaker says it will save $600 million per year as a result.

Ford slashes 10% of its global salaried workforce

About 7,000 white-collar jobs are being eliminated as part of Ford's massive organizational restructuring. The automaker says it will save $600 million per year as a result.

from NPR

All the White House hopefuls talk about Climate Change. But Democrat Jay Inslee says it’s not just one issue; it’s all the issues.

The climate change candidate: Washington State Governor Jay Inslee

All the White House hopefuls talk about Climate Change. But Democrat Jay Inslee says it’s not just one issue; it’s all the issues.

from To the Point

This week, we moved a lot closer to a court challenge that could significantly reduce or eliminate constitutional protections for abortion rights.

Roe, Casey – what’s next?

This week, we moved a lot closer to a court challenge that could significantly reduce or eliminate constitutional protections for abortion rights.

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