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Irsi Castillo of Honduras and her three year-old daughter just after crossing the Rio Grande into the U.S. in El Paso, Texas. Castillo is one of surge of thousands of migrants claiming asylum at the U.S.-Mexico border. John Burnett/NPR hide caption

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With Thousands Of Migrants Crossing The Border Daily, We Asked 'Why Now?'

Three possible factors account for the surge of migrants at the border: economics, social media, and the Trump administration's own tougher immigration policies.

Former Brazilian President Michel Temer, pictured in 2018, was arrested Thursday on corruption charges. He faced similar charges of bribery in 2017, during his brief stint in office. The 78-year-old denies any wrongdoing. Amilcar Orfali/Getty Images hide caption

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Ex-Brazilian President Arrested In Sweeping Anti-Corruption Probe

Former President Michel Temer was one of several political and business leaders arrested on Thursday, accused of misappropriating funds in a construction graft scam.

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Joseph Azam says he left his senior post at News Corp. in late 2017 over the coverage of Muslims, immigrants and race by Fox News and other Murdoch news outlets. Sasithon Pooviriyakul hide caption

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Former Murdoch Executive Says He Quit Over Fox's Anti-Muslim Rhetoric

Joseph Azam, a former top executive for Rupert Murdoch's News Corp., tells NPR he left his job because of relentlessly harsh depictions of Muslims and immigrants in Murdoch's media properties, especially Fox News.

Former Murdoch Executive Says He Quit Over Fox's Anti-Muslim Rhetoric

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Senior adviser to the President Jared Kushner used private email and a messaging app to conduct official business, the House oversight committee says. Kushner's lawyer has pushed back on some of the committee's assertions. Win McNamee/Getty Images hide caption

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Kushner Used Private Email To Conduct Official Business, House Committee Says

House Oversight Chairman Elijah Cummings, D-Md., is investigating alleged violations of federal records laws. Jared Kushner's lawyer disputes some of Cummings' assertions about what he told the committee.

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Pregnant Behind Bars: What We Do And Don't Know About Pregnancy And Incarceration

Pregnant women in prison face difficult circumstances, and data on their pregnancies has been scarce. New research lays the groundwork for addressing this neglected public health issue.

Pregnant Behind Bars: What We Do And Don't Know About Pregnancy And Incarceration

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'High Heel' Muses On Beauty, Power — And Stilettos

When she worked at the U.N., Summer Brennan wore high heels almost every day — even when they made her fall. Her new book High Heel is an exploration of modern womanhood through the history of heels.

'High Heel' Muses On Beauty, Power — And Stilettos

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In a 1936 letter to Henwar Rodakiewicz, Georgia O'Keeffe updated her friend on recent goings-on, including a new commission. The middle section reads: "I got an order for a big flower painting for Elizabeth Arden — got it myself ---" Shawn Miller/Library of Congress hide caption

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Newly Uncovered Georgia O'Keeffe Letters Shed Light On Her Greatest Paintings

The correspondences between the artist and her friend, filmmaker Henwar Rodakiewicz — just acquired by the Library of Congress — capture her thoughts as her career takes off.

Wisconsin Gov. Tony Evers, a Democrat, speaking during the State of the State address, Jan. 22, 2019. Thursday a Wisconsin county judge restored the governor's powers that were restricted by Republicans during a lame-duck session. Andy Manis/AP hide caption

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Judge Restores Wisconsin Governor's Powers, Strikes Down GOP Laws

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A county judge ruled Thursday that laws passed in December by Republicans during a lame-duck session to limit the power of the incoming Democratic governor were unconstitutional.

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Federal Court Ruling May Open The Door To More 'Scam PACs'

Think a "Donald Trump for America PAC, "Boomers for Beto PAC" or "Come on Kamala PAC" that actually doesn't help the intended candidate at all, but could be used to line the pockets of its founders.

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