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Don't Want To Unlock Your Device For Customs? New Zealand May Fine You $3,300

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| The government says customs will search the phone in flight mode and not look at data stored in the cloud. But civil liberties advocates are calling the law "a grave invasion of privacy."

Census Bureau Director Nominee Faces Questions At Senate Hearing

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Senators are questioning Steven Dillingham, President Trump's nominee to lead the federal agency in charge of the 2020 census. The Census Bureau has not had permanent leadership for more than a year.

Kansas City, Mo., Mayoral Hopeful Withdraws From Race Citing PTSD

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Democrat Jason Kander said the abrupt decision to leave the field of candidates was related to post-traumatic stress disorder linked to his time in Afghanistan as an Army intelligence officer.

4 California Men Charged With Rioting At Last Year's Rally In Charlottesville, Va.

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The men are said to be linked to a militant white supremacist street-fighting club based in Southern California. "They were essentially serial rioters," said U.S. Attorney Thomas Cullen.

Chicago Officer On Trial For Murder Says He Felt 'A Duty To Not Retreat'

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Police Officer Jason Van Dyke faces charges in the Oct. 20, 2014 shooting of Laquan McDonald on busy street on Chicago's southwest side. On Tuesday, he gave a teary defense of that night.

How To Help After Indonesia's Earthquake And Tsunami

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The disasters crippled communications and damaged roads — problems that are also complicating efforts to bring aid to the city of Palu and other affected areas.

China Unbound: What An Emboldened China Means For The World

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China has definitely risen. NPR's correspondents set out to find out what that entails, reporting from more than a dozen countries across the globe.

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Decades Old Chemicals, New Angst Over Drinking Water

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Around the country, communities are learning their drinking water is polluted with a potentially harmful group of chemicals. The Trump Administration is working on a plan to manage them.

Abuse centers say Kavanaugh hearings leading to more calls

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Talk of sexual abuse at the Supreme Court nomination hearings has led to a rise in calls to centers that help people who report sexual abuse.

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