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African-American History Museum Celebrates One-Year Anniversary

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Republicans Left With 1 Week To Pass Health Care Bill Without Democrat Votes

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A Look At How The Graham-Cassidy Bill Would Affect Kansas

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Across The Nation, NFL Teams Take A Knee In Protest Of President's Comments

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What's Next For The Affordable Care Act?

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Recovering From Hurricanes In Texas, Florida, Puerto Rico

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Lulu Garcia-Navarro found Kiko in a shelter after Hurricane Irma in Miami. "He licked my nose and it was pure love," she says. Lulu Garcia-Navarro/NPR hide caption

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Lost In The Storm, He Found A Place In My Family

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Weekend Politics: Graham-Cassidy, Trump Vs. Athletes

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A Year Of Scrutiny For Redistricting

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Paul Manafort speaks on the phone while touring the floor of the Republican National Convention on July 17, 2016, in Cleveland, Ohio. Win McNamee/Getty Images hide caption

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Two-year-old Robbie Klein of West Roxbury, Mass., has hemophilia, a medical condition that interferes with his blood's ability to clot normally. His parents, both teachers, worry that his condition could make it hard for them to get insurance to cover his expensive medications if the law changes. Jesse Costa/Jesse Costa/WBUR hide caption

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Harrison Browne, seen here playing for the Buffalo Beauts, says he feels lucky to be part of a league that accepts him and wants him to feel comfortable. Courtesy of the National Women's Hockey League hide caption

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Members of the New England Patriots — and players across the league — kneel during the national anthem before Sunday's game against the Houston Texans. Jim Rogash/Getty Images hide caption

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Nicole Castro, 25, daughter to Beth and Luis, shows her frustration as she waits at an American Airlines gate at Miami International Airport after their flight to Puerto Rico was canceled. Angel Valentin for NPR hide caption

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Puerto Rico Without Power As Authorities Try To Warn Thousands Of Damaged, Failing Dam

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'The Force' Documentary Reframes Community Policing Narrative

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Late Night Show Sharpens Tone As Jimmy Kimmel Revives Health Care Debate

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