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President Trump, seen earlier this month at an event at the White House, is the subject of a new book by his niece, Mary Trump. Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images hide caption

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'The Stakes Are Far Higher Than They've Ever Been': Trump's Niece Pens Tell-All

Mary Trump offers a scathing portrait of the president in a book that very nearly was blocked from publication. Now its publisher is bumping up the release date, and excerpts are starting to surface.

A manager of a financial services store in Ballwin, Mo., counts cash being paid to a client as part of a loan in 2018. Consumer groups blasted a new payday lending rule and its timing during a pandemic that's put tens of millions of people out of work. Sid Hastings/AP hide caption

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CFPB Strips Some Consumer Protections For Payday Loans

Federal regulators issue a new rule that removes a key provision crafted during the Obama administration. Lenders no longer have to check that borrowers can repay a loan.

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The U.S. killed Iranian Maj. Gen. Qassem Soleimani in a targeted drone strike in Baghdad. A U.N. investigator says the action violated Iraq's sovereignty. Here, protesters in Tehran hold up an image of Soleimani during a demonstration on Jan. 3. Ali Mohammadi/Bloomberg via Getty Images hide caption

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U.S. Killing Of Iran's Gen. Soleimani 'Was Unlawful,' U.N. Expert Says

President Trump said the U.S. targeted Iran's Qassem Soleimani because of an imminent threat. A U.N. investigator says the U.S. has produced no evidence to back that up.

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Chelsea Handler Examines White Privilege — Including Her Own

Last year, comedian Chelsea Handler made a documentary on Netflix called, Hello Privilege. It's Me, Chelsea, where she explored white privilege. She speaks with NPR's Sam Sanders about what she's learned since then.

Chelsea Handler On White Privilege

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Why U.S. Schools Are Still Segregated — And One Idea To Help Change That

Rebecca Sibilia, founder of EdBuild, says a Supreme Court case shaped a funding model for public schools that reinforces inequity. She tells All Things Considered about a new model that could help.

Why U.S. Schools Are Still Segregated — And One Idea To Help Change That

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Wanting a safe place to connect, Jodie Thorneycroft and her neighbors started a community dining hall for residents to share meals and conversation. "Most of us burst into tears," she remembers, but there was always "a bit of humor that went along with it." She later organized a beach getaway for more than 400 women with chocolate-making classes, massages and workshops about PTSD and violence. Meredith Rizzo/NPR hide caption

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The Fire, The Virus, The Violence: Australia And The Lessons Of Natural Disasters

Family violence increases in places that have been severely burned in bushfires, Australian research finds. The isolation and financial stress of COVID-19 appear to be exacerbating the problem.

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'We've Got To Learn From Our History,' 'Demagogue' Author Warns

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Author Larry Tye chronicles Sen. Joseph McCarthy's infamous smear campaign in a new book. He says both McCarthy and Trump are "bullies" who exploit fears and "point fingers when they're attacked."

'We've Got To Learn From Our History,' 'Demagogue' Author Warns

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Regardless Of What You Think, 'Irregardless' Is A Word

Grammarians are up in arms over dictionaries including "irregardless." The Merriam-Webster dictionary responds: "We do not make the English language, we merely record it."

Regardless Of What You Think, 'Irregardless' Is A Word

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