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People listen to speakers raising awareness about missing and murdered Indigenous women at a rally at Cal Anderson Park in Seattle prior to the Women's March on January 20. A new report examines missing and murdered Indigenous women in cities, not on reservations, and found local law enforcement agencies often do not adequately track such crimes. Karen Ducey/Getty Images hide caption

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Researchers: Police In Many U.S. Cities Fail To Track Murdered, Missing Indigenous Women

Seattle-based researchers examined the disappearances and murders of Native American women in 71 U.S. cities. They found information on 506 documented cases — and huge, troubling gaps in the data.

A appellate court found Suffolk County Police went too far by putting Susai Francis, an Indian national living on Long Island, back in jail at the request of Immigration and Customs Enforcement. Spencer Platt/Getty Images hide caption

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Local Police Can't Detain Immigrants For ICE, Appeals Court Finds

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An appellate court in Brooklyn ruled that local police officers in New York state can't detain immigrants solely to turn them over to Immigration and Customs Enforcement without a judicial warrant.

Democrat Jared Golden, left, greets supporters as they wait for elections results on Nov. 6, 2018, in Lewiston, Maine. Golden was declared the winner on Thursday due to the state's new ranked-choice voting system. Joel Page/AP hide caption

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Ranked-Choice Voting Delivers Democrats A House Seat

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Democrats have now gained 35 seats and could have as many as 39 seats as counting continues in close races around the country. There will be no Republicans from New England in the U.S. House next year.

Back on my beast: Eddie Redmayne returns to his old, squirrelly tricks as Newt Scamander in Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald. Jaap Buitendijk/Warner Bros. Pictures hide caption

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'Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes Of Grindelwald': Beasts? Check. Crimes? Check. Fantastic? Not Quite.

The second installment of J.K. Rowling's follow-up Potter franchise is as overstuffed as the first, but it's less muddled. It dutifully advances the story, but fails to deliver thrilling set-pieces.

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Buzz, Buzz: Bitter Tasters Like Coffee Better

A genetic analysis of samples taken from a large UK health database suggest that people who are more sensitive than their peers to the bitter taste of caffeine tend to drink more coffee — not less.

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Should You Keep Taking Those Fish Oil And Vitamin D Pills?

When NPR reported on research that sheds doubt on the value of fish oil and vitamin D supplements, people had a lot of questions. So we went back to the experts to get you some answers.

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U.K. Wracked By Political Turmoil As Top Ministers Reject Draft Brexit Deal

Prime Minister Theresa May is taking flak from across the ideological spectrum amid a series of resignations. Some are demanding a no-confidence vote; others are demanding an entirely new referendum.

(From left) Daniela Lebron, 18; Jennifer Lopez, 17; Klea Kalia, 21; and Yasmin Butt, 21, attend an event at Barnard College in New York City for Latino, first-generation and low-income students interested in studying abroad. Hansi Lo Wang/NPR hide caption

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Generation Z Is The Most Racially And Ethnically Diverse Yet

The Pew Research Center analyzed post-millennials who are currently between the ages of 6 and 21 and found nearly half — 48 percent — are from communities of color.

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Trump Is Reshaping The Judiciary. A Breakdown By Race, Gender And Qualification

President Trump, the GOP-controlled Senate and the Federalist Society are putting their stamp on the federal judiciary for a generation with a corps of conservative appointments.

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A Toy Monkey That Escaped Nazi Germany And Reunited A Family

Gert Berliner packed a stuffed monkey when he fled the Nazis as a child. He kept the toy for more than a half century before donating it to a museum, an act that led to a remarkable discovery.

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'Auntie Maxine' Waters Gets Ready To Take On The Banks As House Panel Chair

California Rep. Maxine Waters has been a favorite target of President Trump and his supporters. Now she's in line to chair the House Financial Services Committee, where she could slow his agenda.

'Auntie Maxine' Waters Gets Ready To Take On The Banks As House Panel Chair

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NPR Student Podcast Challenge: Turn An Idea Into Sound — And Win

Teachers and students in grades five through 12 will have the opportunity to turn their classrooms into production studios and their ideas into sound. Contest entries open on Jan. 1, 2019.

NPR Student Podcast Challenge: Turn An Idea Into Sound — And Win

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