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As mother and daughter, Carmen and Gisele Grayson thought their DNA ancestry tests would be very similar. Boy were they surprised. Meredith Rizzo/NPR hide caption

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My Grandmother Was Italian. Why Aren't My Genes Italian?

Popular DNA ancestry tests don't always find what people expect. That's due to how DNA rearranges itself when egg meets sperm, and also the quirks of genetic databases.

My Grandmother Was Italian. Why Aren't My Genes Italian?

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Shafika Khatun, 30, lives in what's known as the "widows' village" of the Hakimpara camp for Rohingya refugees in Cox's Bazar, Bangladesh. There are no men in the cluster of 34 shelters. Most of the women's husbands were killed in the recent violence. Allison Joyce for NPR hide caption

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Rohingya Refugees Deeply Skeptical About Repatriation Plan

Bangladesh, which has taken in more than 650,000 refugees, hopes to start sending them back to Myanmar this week – but only if they agree to go.

Kimani Griffin celebrates after placing third the Men's 500-meter event during the Long Track Speed Skating Olympic Trials at the Pettit National Ice Center, on Jan. 5 in Milwaukee, Wisc. Stacy Revere/Getty Images hide caption

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From Carnegie Hall To Pyeongchang, Speedskater Heads To His First Olympic Games

Speedskater Kimani Griffin will make his first Olympic appearance for the 2018 Winter Games next month, but he's no stranger to the spotlight. NPR's Michel Martin talks with Griffin about the trip.

From Carnegie Hall To Pyeongchang, Speedskater Heads To His First Olympic Games

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On Anniversary of Women's March, A Las Vegas Rally With A Tighter Focus: The Midterms

The organizers of last year's historic Women's March in Washington, D.C., chose Las Vegas, Nev., for its swing state status.

Hector Cantu, the comic strip author of Baldo, introduced the topic of immigration and the status of DREAMers in a strip. "You know, I'm always asking myself, if Baldo was real and his friends were real, what would they be facing right now?" he said. LM Otero/AP hide caption

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For Comic Strip Authors In The Trump Era, 'No Art Should Live In A Vacuum'

Politics is seeping into everything these days, even the funny pages. Syndicated cartoonists Francesco Marciuliano and Hector Cantu talk to NPR's Michel Martin about today's art imitating life.

For Comic Strip Authors In The Trump Era, 'No Art Should Live In A Vacuum'

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Glenn Simpson, former Wall Street Journal journalist and co-founder of the research firm Fusion GPS, during his arrival for a scheduled appearance before a closed House Intelligence Committee hearing on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C. on Nov. 14, 2017. Pablo Martinez Monsivais/AP hide caption

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The Russia Investigations: Is 'Infiltration' The New 'Collusion?'

An interview transcript raises new questions about Russian infiltration of U.S. political organizations. A key Trump aide passes on a Capitol Hill appearance. And is Mueller funded during shutdown?

If conservatives were once hesitant about then-candidate Donald Trump, they're now enthusiastic about the direction he is taking the nation's corps of federal judges. Mike Kline/Getty Images hide caption

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One Year In, Trump Has Kept A Major Promise: Reshaping The Federal Judiciary

Conservatives are thrilled with President Trump for confirming a Supreme Court justice and 12 federal appeals court judges. Civil rights advocates are troubled by a lack of diversity.

One Year In, Trump Has Kept A Major Promise: Reshaping The Federal Judiciary

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James Meadours (left), Debbie Robinson and Thomas Mangrum share their stories about sexual assault. Lizzie Chen for NPR; Claire Harbage and Meg Anderson/NPR hide caption

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In Their Own Words: People With Intellectual Disabilities Talk About Rape

In the final piece of NPR's series on the sexual assault epidemic against people with intellectual disabilities, we hear from victims themselves about how these experiences shape their lives.

In Their Own Words: People With Intellectual Disabilities Talk About Rape

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