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A newer home is undergoing renovations at the end of a block of row houses in the Shaw neighborhood of Washington, D.C. Newcomers began arriving in the neighborhood more than a decade ago. Raquel Zaldivar/NPR hide caption

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Old Confronts New In A Gentrifying D.C. Neighborhood

In Washington, D.C., a city facing some of the most intense pressure on housing in the country, longtime residents try to negotiate a place for themselves in their changing communities.

Bobby Rush (left) and Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. at Chicago's City Hall in 1965. Courtesy of the artist / Bernard Kleina hide caption

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World Cafe

Bobby Rush Remembers Martin Luther King Jr.

XPN

The blues legend shares his memories about the early days of the civil rights movement and the powerful message Dr. King delivered when they met.

Bobby Rush On Martin Luther King Jr.

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A suspended parking sign that was posted in London in 2015. Joshua Browder, a 20-year-old from London, who's now attending Stanford, has come up with a bot that can write letters appealing parking tickets. He claims a 60 percent success rate in cities where it is being used, including London, New York and Seattle. Matt Dunham/AP hide caption

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Technology

'Robot Lawyer' Makes The Case Against Parking Tickets

The online service DoNotPay has helped motorists in London, New York City and Seattle overturn more than 200,000 parking tickets, the creator says. Now, the service is expanding across the U.S.

'Robot Lawyer' Makes The Case Against Parking Tickets

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J.Y. Lee, vice chairman of Samsung Electronics, arrives at the office of the independent counsel last Thursday in Seoul, South Korea. Prosecutors are now seeking an arrest warrant for Lee. Chung Sung-Jun/Getty Images hide caption

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The Two-Way - News Blog

Arrest Warrant Sought For Samsung Heir In S. Korean Presidential Bribery Scandal

Jay Y. Lee, the de facto head of Samsung Electronics, is accused of paying tens of millions of dollars in bribes to a confidant of President Park Geun-hye in a growing influence-peddling scandal.

Arrest Warrant Sought For Samsung Heir In S. Korean Presidential Bribery Scandal

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The Two-Way - News Blog

An Ice Shelf Is Cracking In Antarctica, But Not For The Reason You Think

Antarctica's Larsen C ice shelf is about to lose an iceberg the size of Delaware. Scientists gathering in the U.K. are scratching their heads about why it's cracking off.

An Ice Shelf Is Cracking In Antarctica, But Not For The Reason You Think

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President Obama shakes hands with Oman's Deputy Prime Minister Sayyid Fahad Bin Mahmood Al Said at Camp David, Md., on May 14, 2015. Oman said Monday that it had accepted 10 prisoners being released from Guantanamo Bay in Cuba. That reduces the number of detainees remaining at Guantanamo to 45. Pablo Martinez Monsivais/AP hide caption

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The Two-Way - News Blog

10 Guantanamo Prisoners Freed In Oman; 45 Detainees Remain

Under President Obama, the detainee population has gone from 242 to 45. But he hasn't closed Guantanamo as pledged, and Donald Trump has called for more suspects to be sent to the prison in Cuba.

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Shots - Health News

When The Brain Scrambles Names, It's Because You Love Them

If your mom had to run though the name of everyone in the family, including the dog, before hitting yours, it's probably because you're all in a mental folder labeled "loved ones."

When The Brain Scrambles Names, It's Because You Love Them

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House Speaker Paul Ryan and Vice President-elect Mike Pence plan to include defunding of Planned Parenthood in a budget reconciliation bill intended to also defund the Affordable Care Act. J. Scott Applewhite/AP hide caption

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Shots - Health News

That Vow To Defund Planned Parenthood: Easy To Say, Hard To Do

Kaiser Health News

Federal funding for the group that helps supply women's reproductive health care is built into multiple places in the budget, and stripping it out is not as simple as it may sound.

First lady Michelle Obama speaks as she welcomes community leaders from across the country to celebrate the successes and share best practices to continue the work of the Mayor's Challenge to End Veterans' Homelessness East Room of the White House complex in Washington on Nov. 14, 2016. Manuel Balce Ceneta/AP hide caption

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Code Switch

'Meaning of Michelle' Essays Celebrate First Lady's Realness

In a new collection, 16 essayists describe how Michelle Obama helped change the perception of black women and the White House.

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Parallels - World News

Obama Adviser Susan Rice Cites Syrian War As Biggest Disappointment

Rice has dealt with many crises as President Obama's national security adviser and his United Nations ambassador. As she prepares to depart, she tells NPR that Syria stands out as the most difficult.

Obama Adviser Susan Rice Cites Syrian War As Biggest Disappointment

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The back of your throat relaxes when you sleep, and that can cause the airway to vibrate — in a thundering snore. Getty Images hide caption

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Shots - Health News

Do Anti-Snoring Gadgets Really Work?

Your noisy roommate probably won't like paying cold cash to get electric shocks. And that may not stop the snoring, sleep doctors say. Fortunately, there are other ways to turn down the volume.

Do Anti-Snoring Gadgets Really Work?

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More than a hundred female federal inmates, sentenced to long term prison, have instead been stuck for years in the Metropolitan Detention Center in Brooklyn where conditions violate international standards. RJ Capak/WireImage/Getty Images hide caption

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For Female Inmates In New York City, Prison Is A Crowded, Windowless Room

WNYC Radio

More than a hundred female federal inmates, sentenced to long-term prison, have instead been stuck for years in a New York detention center where conditions violate international standards.

For Female Inmates In New York City, Prison Is A Crowded, Windowless Room

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For the band's Simon & Garfunkel cover, Disturbed's lead singer, David Draiman (second from left), utilized the classical vocal techniques he learned at his synagogue as a child. Travis Shinn/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Music Interviews

When Metal Goes Acoustic: Disturbed On Covering Simon & Garfunkel

The band's Grammy-nominated cover of "The Sound of Silence" seems to come out of left field — until you learn where lead singer David Draiman first cut his teeth as a performer.

When Metal Goes Acoustic: Disturbed On Covering Simon & Garfunkel

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