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With Iowa caucuses still nine months away, candidates in the huge field of Democrats are looking to stand out. One way: show up in voters' homes.

Protesters set fires in eastern Paris as they marched for the 23rd Saturday in a row. They say the efforts to restore the damaged Notre Dame cathedral are eclipsing their demands.

Authorities say they arrested an 18- and 19-year-old under the U.K.'s controversial Terrorism Act and took them to the Musgrave Serious Crime Suite, a police station in Belfast.

Few authors get to pick who will provide the exclusive first review of their work, and Mueller didn't either. That choice was made by the principal character in the story, the president himself.

A bipartisan group of lawmakers across the House and the Senate introduced a bill that would allow people in prison access to federal Pell grants to pay for college.

What can you do when you fear someone you know may be considering suicide? It can feel daunting, but suicide prevention experts say we all can help someone at risk by reaching out and showing we care.

The heavily fortified no man's land separating North and South Korea, largely untouched by humans, has become an ecological niche for the region's flora and fauna, including endangered species.

NPR's Scott Simon reflects on the efforts of the firefighters who rushed into the Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris when it caught fire earlier this week.

On Easter, people will gather to pray in the cathedral, situated 600 feet underground in the Andean mining town of Zipaquirá. It was built in the caverns and tunnels left behind by salt miners.

Thousands of Massachusetts residents have been committed to treatment for addiction against their will. Some families say locking up addicts in prison isn't treatment. Others say it saves lives.

Our readers share ways to get your children to listen without raising your voice — sometimes without saying a word.

Mere months before the shooting at Columbine High School, the federal government established a background check system to screen gun buyers but shootings haven't waned.

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Debris nets go up in the slide zones of Carpinteria and Montecito in an effort to save money and reduce mudslide risks.

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Since the Notre Dame fire, many large corporations and philanthropic French families have made hefty donations to restoring the cathedral.

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Our critics review “The Curse of La Llorona,” a thriller about a ghost that stalks children at night in 1970s Los Angeles; “Her Smell,” about a tortured young musician played by…

‘Her Smell:’ a music bio-pic of degradation and addiction to redemption

Our critics review “The Curse of La Llorona,” a thriller about a ghost that stalks children at night in 1970s Los Angeles; “Her Smell,” about a tortured young musician played by…

Jordan Peele’s horror movie “Us” opened about a month ago, and it was the biggest opening weekend of any original horror film in history.

‘Us’ composer on writing music that makes your heart stop

Jordan Peele’s horror movie “Us” opened about a month ago, and it was the biggest opening weekend of any original horror film in history.

Since the Notre Dame fire, many large corporations and philanthropic French families have made hefty donations to the cathedral’s restoration.

A backlash as philanthropists fund Notre Dame’s restoration

Since the Notre Dame fire, many large corporations and philanthropic French families have made hefty donations to the cathedral’s restoration.

Democrats are at a crossroads now that the Mueller report is out.

After Mueller report, should Democrats push for impeachment or focus on 2020 race?

Democrats are at a crossroads now that the Mueller report is out.

Ken joined Josh Barro on this week's Left, Right & Center episode to discuss the Mueller report with Rich Lowry and Christine Emba

Ken White on the Mueller report with Left, Right & Center

Ken joined Josh Barro on this week's Left, Right & Center episode to discuss the Mueller report with Rich Lowry and Christine Emba

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Attorney General William Barr released the much-awaited Mueller report this morning.

What’s in the 400-page Mueller report?

Attorney General William Barr released the much-awaited Mueller report this morning.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

Stories about women by women are still very rare onscreen. Just apply the Bechdel Test to recent releases and see how few pass.

‘Little Woods’ explores the challenges facing women in rural America

Stories about women by women are still very rare onscreen. Just apply the Bechdel Test to recent releases and see how few pass.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

Analysis and response to the report from Congressman Ted Lieu and Republican National Committee member Shawn Steel.

Democratic and Republican response to the report

Analysis and response to the report from Congressman Ted Lieu and Republican National Committee member Shawn Steel.

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