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Turning The Tables

A series of videos produced as part of the 2019, Turning the Tables series, honoring women who invented American popular music.

A Utah woman is facing misdemeanor lewdness charges after being seen topless in her own home by her stepchildren. Her attorneys argued Tuesday in district court in Salt Lake City that the statute is unconstitutional. Francis Dean/Corbis via Getty Images hide caption

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Utah Woman Charged With Lewdness After Being Topless In Her Own Home

The case is the latest legal battle amid a broader "free the nipple" campaign which seeks to normalize the exposure of female nipples.

Licensed practical nurse Stephanie Dotson measures Kent Beasley's blood pressure in downtown Atlanta in September. Dotson is a member of the Mercy Care team that works to bring medical care to Atlanta residents who are homeless. Bita Honarvar for WABE hide caption

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They Bring Medical Care To The Homeless And Build Relationships To Save Lives

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"Street medicine" programs, like one in Atlanta, seek out people living in back alleys and under highways. The public health outreach improves patients' health and is cost-effective, hospitals find.

They Bring Medical Care To The Homeless And Build Relationships To Save Lives

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Former Baltimore mayor Catherine Pugh (right) leaves federal court in Baltimore on Thursday after pleading guilty to charges stemming from a fraudulent children's book sales to enrich herself and help her political career. Steve Ruark/AP hide caption

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Former Baltimore Mayor Pleads Guilty In Children's Book Scandal

Catherine Pugh acknowledged her guilt in a scheme in which she took orders for her self-published Healthy Holly book series and used the money for herself and to advance her political career.

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Ukraine's Race Against The Machine

How do you end corruption in your country? Ukraine's answer: elect a comedian president, dissolve parliament and replace it with lawmakers who have never held office before.

Ukraine Part 1: Race Against The Machine

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Aedes aegypti mosquitoes infected with the Wolbachia bacteria, which appears to block transmission of dengue fever and other mosquito-borne viruses. Dado Galdieri/Bloomberg/Getty Images hide caption

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Infecting Mosquitoes With Bacteria Could Have A Big Payoff

Scientists are trying to flip the script on control of mosquitoes in an effort to combat dengue fever. Instead of trying to wipe them out, they're infecting them with bacteria.

Infecting Mosquitoes With Bacteria Could Have A Big Payoff

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Road signs indicate the many ways to get to Canada from the center of Derby Line, Vt. The number of illegal crossers is on the rise. Ian Thomas Jansen-Lonnquist for NPR hide caption

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U.S.-Canada Border Community's Culture Changes As Security Tightens

While the wall and asylum-seekers at the U.S.-Mexico border have drawn a lot of attention, heightened security at the northern border has changed the character of the once-neighborly frontier.

U.S.-Canada Border Community's Culture Changes As Security Tightens

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Faith leaders and members of human rights groups protest outside of the U.S. Capitol during a demonstration calling on Congress not to end refugee resettlement programs on Oct. 15, 2019, in Washington. Trump officials announced in September that it would allow localities to opt out of accepting refugees. Jose Luis Magana/AP hide caption

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Advocates Challenge Trump Administration Plan To Let States And Towns Block Refugees

The White House wants to give state and local officials the power to block refugee resettlement in their backyards. But immigrant advocates say the executive order violates federal law.

Former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg is taking more steps toward launching a Democratic bid for president. A decision is expected in the coming days. Evan Agostini/Evan Agostini/Invision/AP hide caption

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Michael Bloomberg Takes New Step Toward Possible 2020 Presidential Run

The former New York mayor filed paperwork with the Federal Election Commission on Thursday as he continues to weigh a late entrance into the Democratic presidential primary.

Among the obstacles Katie Visco and her husband, Henley Phillips, had to get past were the Flinders Ranges, here seen near Hawker, Australia. "We felt so much joy," Visco says of the sight. Ian Waldie/Getty Images hide caption

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2,200 Miles And 4 Months Later, Runner Finishes Trek Across Australia

Katie Visco said it was a "pinch" that drove her to undertake such an ambitious task with her husband in support. "I had been dreaming about this for a while," she tells NPR.

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