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Carlos Izcaray , Music Director of American Youth Symphony, grew up in Venezuela. In 2004, while Hugo Chavez was in power, Izcaray was detained near Caracas when a large protest broke out.

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Trump Administration puts offshore drilling plan on hold after setback in court

The Trump administration is delaying efforts to boost offshore oil and gas drilling in the wake of a recent court setback. The plans have been controversial, even in Republican-held states.

Biden launches 2020 campaign as rescue mission for America's 'soul'

The 76-year-old former vice president focused on President Trump's response to Charlottesville in his announcement. He enters the presidential race with renewed scrutiny of his decades in public life.

After Mueller: a dysfunctional White House and impeachment prospects

Democrats are divided: impeachment now or further investigations? Top aides don’t do what the president tells them.

President Donald Trump plans to fight all subpoenas from Congressional Democrats, and the White House says it will try to block former legal counsel Don McGahn from testifying about…

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There are 695 cases in 22 states. HHS Secretary Alex Azar said the spike was "avoidable" and he called measles vaccines "among the most extensively studied medical products we have."

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New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern said her country and France will lead a meeting with world leaders next month. Social media is now a "centerpiece" for terrorist outreach, an expert says.

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In 2011, the U.S. Supreme Court ordered California to downsize its prisons because of overcrowding.

Local jails see a spike in violence

In 2011, the U.S. Supreme Court ordered California to downsize its prisons because of overcrowding.

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Jessica Bejarano   , conductor of San Francisco Civic Symphony, is unlike most conductors at concert halls. She has several tattoos. She’s Mexican-American.

‘Absolutely worth it:’ Conductor Jessica Bejarano on choosing a $2000-per-year job in San Francisco over pursuing a PhD

Jessica Bejarano , conductor of San Francisco Civic Symphony, is unlike most conductors at concert halls. She has several tattoos. She’s Mexican-American.

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So, about the report...

There’s still much to discuss.

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A component responsible for detecting a crash and deploying air bags has been malfunctioning due to electrical interference, the National Highway Transportation Safety Administration says.

Government expands air bag investigation to include more than 12 million vehicles

A component responsible for detecting a crash and deploying air bags has been malfunctioning due to electrical interference, the National Highway Transportation Safety Administration says.

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Larry Mitchell Hopkins is the leader of an armed militia group detaining migrants on the border between New Mexico and Mexico. He was arrested Monday on a weapons charge.

What we know about the United Constitutional Patriots, the militia group detaining migrants at the border

Larry Mitchell Hopkins is the leader of an armed militia group detaining migrants on the border between New Mexico and Mexico. He was arrested Monday on a weapons charge.

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More than 300 people died in a series of bombings at churches and high-end hotels in Sri Lanka on Easter Sunday. The Islamic State claimed responsibility today.

In the wake of the Sri Lanka attacks, what’s the state of ISIS?

More than 300 people died in a series of bombings at churches and high-end hotels in Sri Lanka on Easter Sunday. The Islamic State claimed responsibility today.

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In the new Hulu show “Ramy,” the lead character is a 20-something who works at a startup that fails to get off the ground, uses dating apps, and still lives with his parents.

Comedian Ramy Youssef stars in first TV sitcom about Muslim Americans

In the new Hulu show “Ramy,” the lead character is a 20-something who works at a startup that fails to get off the ground, uses dating apps, and still lives with his parents.

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“Jeopardy!” contestant James Holzhauer has racked up almost a million dollars in 12 shows so far.

A professional gambler is breaking Jeopardy

“Jeopardy!” contestant James Holzhauer has racked up almost a million dollars in 12 shows so far.

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The Supreme Court heard oral arguments today on whether to add a citizenship question to the 2020 Census.

Supreme Court appears ready to allow a citizenship question on 2020 Census

The Supreme Court heard oral arguments today on whether to add a citizenship question to the 2020 Census.

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Many young people participate in the rental economy. They own less stuff than their parents' generation, and rent or share a lot more. For some it's a choice; for others a necessity.

The affluent homeless: A sleeping pod, a hired desk and a handful of clothes

Many young people participate in the rental economy. They own less stuff than their parents' generation, and rent or share a lot more. For some it's a choice; for others a necessity.

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From a mother with belly pain to a teen girl with a possibly infected tooth, volunteer medics are treating migrants once they've been released from government custody.

At the U.S.-Mexico border, volunteer medics step in to care for migrants

From a mother with belly pain to a teen girl with a possibly infected tooth, volunteer medics are treating migrants once they've been released from government custody.

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