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So What Is An 'Executive Action' Anyway?

President Obama is preparing to take executive action on immigration. But some people are calling it an "executive order." There's a big difference between the two terms.

Alabama Settlement Could Be Model For Handling Poor Defendants In Ferguson, Mo.

The city of Montgomery, Ala., was sued by a group of people who said they were jailed when they couldn't pay court fines and fees. Now the city has agreed to take steps to help those too poor to pay.

The CIA Wants To Delete Old Email; Critics Say 'Not So Fast'

The CIA plan calls for deleting the email of almost all employees after they leave the agency. But opponents say this would erase too many important documents. The example they cite: Edward Snowden.

At GOP Governors Meeting, Immigration Casts A Wide Shadow

After a successful 2014 election season, the nation's GOP governors gathered to talk about policy issues and bask in their victories. But President Obama's immigration plans dominated the discussion.

'Only The Truth' Gets At Reality Through Legend

An opera nominated for a Latin Grammy explores Mexico's current political climate. It's based on a fictional bandida who continues to inspire fear and admiration along the border.

The Whole World Is Fat! And That Ends Up Costing $2 Trillion A Year

Nearly a third of us are overweight, and some of the worst rates of obesity are in the developing world. All this corpulence takes a huge economic toll.

A Worry In Theory, Medical Data Privacy Draws A Yawn In Practice

Nearly three-quarters of Americans say their doctors use electronic records. The overwhelming majority of people aren't particularly concerned about the privacy of the information, an NPR poll finds.

Debate: Should Physician-Assisted Suicide Be Legal?

Several states allow doctors, in certain circumstances, to help terminally ill people end their lives. The emotionally charged issue is at the center of the latest Intelligence Squared U.S. debate.

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