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May 25, 2019
Access to pornography is easier now than ever before. For many people, it's their first experience with sex. How is the fantasy of pornography affecting young people's ideas toward the reality of sex?
May 25, 2019
Motorcyclists with the veteran advocacy group, Rolling Thunder Inc., will gather in Washington, D.C., for the last time this weekend. The group cites financial issues as its main reason for quitting.
May 25, 2019
The annual Rolling Thunder motorcycle rally in the nation's capital will host its last ride this Memorial Day. The group is calling it quits after three decades due to high costs and logistics issues.
May 25, 2019
NPR's Scott Simon talks to analyst Asha Rangappa about the indictment of Julian Assange under the Espionage Act and why she believes that free speech is not an adequate defense.
May 25, 2019
At 104 years old, Gilbert Seltzer remembers his time in a secret Army unit in World War II, helping deceive the enemy with rubber artillery and the recorded sounds of rumbling tanks.
May 25, 2019
In some remote border towns in Texas along the Rio Grande, U.S. citizens cross back and forth for medical care in Mexico. It's a technically illegal reality that local Border Patrol acknowledges.
May 24, 2019
"Disappear? We're not going to do that," she said. She went 10 times to the courthouse before the registrar would sign her up to vote. Then she worked to guard the right and never missed an election.
May 24, 2019
The department is seeking an outside investigation to determine who was behind the leak.
May 24, 2019
Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin said this week that the Harriet Tubman $20 bill redesign won't happen until 2026, at the earliest, but not everyone is waiting until then for the change.
May 24, 2019
A new law, signed by the governor earlier this week, is aimed at helping diabetics afford the lifesaving medication.
May 24, 2019
On a seventh grade field trip to Boston's Museum of Fine Arts, students and their teacher said they were racially profiled by museum staff, with some leaving the museum in tears.
May 24, 2019
The case drew national attention as a search for 13-year-old Jayme Closs ended when she escaped captivity and led authorities to her kidnapper.
May 24, 2019
The Department of Health and Human Services has announced a proposal to end Obama-era rules protecting transgender people from discrimination in health care.
May 24, 2019
The Pentagon would not say where the troops would be sent, other than that they would not be heading to Iraq and Syria. Some of the forces have already arrived in the region.
May 24, 2019
Batali stepped away from his restaurants and TV appearances after accusations of sexual harassment. He's now facing a charge he forcibly kissed and groped a woman at one of his restaurants in 2017.