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Morgan Cooper holds newborn Lourice as her husband Saleh Totah and 4-year-old son look on. Lourice was delivered in June in a home birth in an inflatable swimming pool in the family's home in the West Bank city of Ramallah. They planned to travel to the U.S. but faced bureaucratic obstacles. Tanya Habjouqa/NOOR hide caption

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What Does It Take For A Palestinian American Baby To Travel From Israel To The U.S.?

The Palestinian Authority has refused since May to register Palestinian births with Israel, so the infants are blocked from leaving the country, as one Palestinian American family recently learned.

"You didn't just rob me and my family, you robbed the world of a queen," Breonna Taylor's mother, Tamika Palmer, said in a statement read aloud Friday by Palmer's sister, Bianca Austin. In this photo, Ju'Niyah Palmer is seen wiping away tears from her mother's face. Michael M. Santiago/Getty Images hide caption

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'I Have No Faith In The Legal System,' Breonna Taylor's Mother Says

"I was reassured Wednesday of why I have no faith in the legal system, in the police, in the law," says Tamika Palmer, through her sister. "They are not made to protect us Black and brown people."

An American flag flew at half-mast at the Holyoke Soldiers' Home in Massachusetts last spring, when dozens of veterans died at the facility. Two of its leaders are now facing criminal neglect charges over their handling of a COVID-19 outbreak. Matthew Cavanaugh/Getty Images hide caption

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Leaders Indicted At Soldiers' Home Where At Least 76 People Died In COVID-19 Outbreak

Two leaders at the facility in Holyoke were allegedly responsible for deciding "to combine 42 veterans – some COVID-positive, and others not even showing any symptoms of COVID – into a single unit."

Bryant Johnson, personal trainer for Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg poses in at the court in 2017, with his book, "The RBG Workout: How She Stays Strong ... and You Can Too!" Johnson honored the late justice by doing push ups next to her casket inside the U.S. Capitol on Friday. J. Scott Applewhite/AP hide caption

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Ginsburg's Trainer Honors Late Justice With Push Ups At Capitol Hill Memorial

Ruth Bader Ginsburg's trainer of 21 years, Bryant Johnson, did push-ups Friday morning in her honor, as the late justice laid in state. Johnson became well known due to Ginsburg's workout routine.

Interim Seattle Police Chief Adrian Diaz addresses a news conference about changes being made at the department, earlier this month. The SPD announced Thursday that an officer seen on video rolling his bicycle over a downed protester was suspended pending an investigation. Elaine Thompson/AP hide caption

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Video Of Seattle Officer Rolling Bicycle Over Protester's Head Leads To Suspension

The unnamed officer will be placed on administrative leave pending an investigation into the incident that occurred during protests earlier this week.

Michael Flynn, President Donald Trump's former national security adviser, leaves the federal court following a status conference with Judge Emmet Sullivan, in Washington, Tuesday, Sept. 10, 2019. Manuel Balce Ceneta/AP hide caption

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FBI Agent In Flynn Case Had Doubts About Investigation, Document Shows

Newly surfaced materials in the legal case involving former national security adviser Michael Flynn show that an investigator was dubious. Flynn's advocates call his case a frame-up by the feds.

Desmond Meade, president of the Florida Rights Restoration Coalition, arrives with family members at the Supervisor of Elections office in Orlando in January 2019 to register to vote. Meade's group works to restore voting rights to felons. John Raoux/AP hide caption

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Florida Republicans Take Aim At Efforts To Pay Felons' Fines So They Can Vote

The state attorney general is calling for an investigation into a $16 million contribution raised by billionaire Mike Bloomberg for a group working to get felons to the polls.

Florida Republicans Take Aim At Efforts To Pay Felons' Fines So They Can Vote

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Shamsia Alizada, left school in 2018 after an ISIS suicide bomber struck the academy in Kabul where she was studying. Now she's scored the highest grades on Afghanistan's nation-wide university entrance exams at a time when negotiations with the Taliban threaten the rights of women in the country. Twitter/ Screenshot by NPR hide caption

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Coal Miner's Daughter Is A Heartwarming Hero In Afghanistan

Shamsia Alizada dropped out of the Madwdud Academy in Kabul after a suicide bomber killed more than 40 students. But she returned — and has scored top grades on the country's college entrance exams.

Matthew Fentress was diagnosed with heart disease that developed after a bout of the flu in 2014. His condition worsened three years later, and he had to declare bankruptcy when he couldn't afford his medical bills, despite having insurance. Meg Vogel for KHN hide caption

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Heart Disease Bankrupted Him Once. Now He Faces Another $10,000 Medical Bill

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A cook at a senior center, Matthew Fentress is one of millions of Americans whose skimpy health insurance plans leave them vulnerable to huge out-of-pocket costs when they get sick.

Three potential coronavirus vaccines are kept in a tray at Novavax labs in Gaithersburg, Md., in March 2020. The company has moved into phase 3 trials in the U.K. Andrew Caballero-Reynolds/AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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Novavax Researcher Says No Chance Of A 'Shortcut' In Vaccine Safety

Vaccine maker Novavax is starting a large coronavirus vaccine trial in the U.K. Gregory Glenn, the company's president of research and development, talks with NPR about how vaccines are tested.

Novavax Researcher Says No Chance Of A 'Shortcut' In Vaccine Safety

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Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis, pictured during a news conference last month, says his state is ready to respond if a surge of coronavirus infections emerges. Chris O'Meara/AP hide caption

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Florida's Governor Lifts All COVID-19 Restrictions On Businesses Statewide

Restaurants and bars in the state can now operate at full capacity. However, Gov. Ron DeSantis says local governments can keep limits in place if they're justified for health or economic reasons.



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