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Paul Whelan, the American who has been detained by Russia on suspicion of espionage, stands in a glass cage for a hearing in Moscow on Tuesday. Sefa Karacan/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images hide caption

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American Held In Russia Unwittingly Got Thumb Drive With State Secrets, Lawyer Says

When a Russian citizen handed him a memory stick, Paul Whelan thought it contained travel snapshots, his lawyer told reporters. Whelan was denied bail at his first court appearance.

'Field Guide To The North American Teenager' Taps Into The Raw Anxiety Of Adolescence

Ben Philippe's debut novel follows a black French Canadian teenager grappling with his parents' divorce and the upheaval that comes with moving from Canada to Texas in the middle of the school year.

'Field Guide To The North American Teenager' Taps Into The Raw Anxiety Of Adolescence

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At an October news conference, the Congressional Pro-Choice Caucus called on President Trump to reverse the administration's moves to limit women's access to birth control. Rep. Diana DeGette, D-Colo., spoke at the lectern during the event on Capitol Hill. Alex Wong/Getty Images hide caption

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House Democrats' Focus On Abortion Could Stymie Work With Senate

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Members of the new Democratic majority in the House vow to reverse restrictions that Republicans have imposed on abortions. But the efforts could lead to titanic fights that imperil other legislation.

Coal miner Nick Stiltner reviews an x-ray of his lungs showing black lung disease at the Stone Mountain Clinic in Grundy, Va. Courtesy of Elaine McMillion Sheldon/PBS Frontline hide caption

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Calls For Change Follow NPR/Frontline Black Lung Investigation

Federal regulations for silica dust in coal mines haven't changed in decades. But since an NPR/Frontline report into black lung, some are calling for a new response.

Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross, who oversees the Census Bureau, has agreed to testify at a House oversight committee hearing in March about the citizenship question he approved adding to the 2020 census. Win McNamee/Getty Images hide caption

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Wilbur Ross To Testify On Census Citizenship Question At House Oversight Hearing

The commerce secretary has agreed to be questioned by lawmakers on March 14, after a federal judge ruled that his decision to add a citizenship question to the 2020 census was based on "sham" reasons.

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'Prisoner' Is An Intimate Portrait Of One Journalist's Captivity In Iran

Writer Jason Rezaian is unsparingly personal throughout the telling of his arrest, imprisonment and trial, writing of his childhood, family, visits with his wife — and fears and insecurities.

In this Dec. 12, 2012, file photo released by Korean Central News Agency, North Korea's Unha-3 rocket lifts off from the Sohae launch pad in Tongchang-ri, North Korea. In 2018, North Korea's government said it would destroy the facility. KCNA via AP hide caption

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Opinion: What I Learned Leading America's 1st Nuclear Inspection In North Korea

Joel Wit, a former State Department official who played a key role in negotiating and implementing the 1994 denuclearization deal with North Korea, writes about important lessons.

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For Many With Disabilities, 'Let It Go' Is An Anthem Of Acceptance

The breakout song from Disney's Frozen has inspired many marginalized groups — but its message of rejecting stigma holds special resonance for disabled people and their families.

For Many With Disabilities, 'Let It Go' Is An Anthem Of Acceptance

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