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'They Ordered Me To Get An Abortion': A Chinese Woman's Ordeal In Xinjiang

/Nicole Xu for NPR
| An ethnic Kazakh Chinese woman says Chinese authorities in Xinjiang forced her to undergo an abortion. Government minders were assigned to monitor her at home. Finally, she left China for Kazakhstan.

Milwaukee Girl Who Condemned Gun Violence Is Killed By Bullet


In 2016, 13-year-old Sandra Parks won an award for her essay condemning gun violence. This week, she was killed when a gunman open fired on her home.

Second Head Of Russian Intelligence Dies Within Two Years


The head of Russian military intelligence, Igor Korobov, 62, died after his agency was accused of activities against the U.S. His predecessor also died at age 58 from unclear circumstances.

Unwanted Sides Of Rain, Cold And Snow Could Complicate Thanksgiving Travel


AAA predicts some 54 million Americans will travel during the days around Thanksgiving. Unseasonable weather could cause headaches.

California Camp Fire Death Toll Reaches 81, Fire Authorities Say


A forecast of rain on Wednesday will aid containment efforts, but may also hamper the search for human remains.

Michigan State University Ex-President Charged With Lying In Larry Nassar Case


Lou Anna Simon was charged with two felony and two misdemeanor counts on Tuesday for allegedly lying to police about how the school handled previous sexual misconduct allegations against the doctor.

DHS Chief Visits U.S.-Mexico Border, Defends Administration's Asylum Rules


A day after a federal court blocks the Trump administration from changing asylum rules, DHS chief Kirstjen Nielsen promises a legal fight.

Migrants Forced Off Ship After They Refused To Return To Libya


Migrants rescued in the Mediterranean Sea refused to return to Libya, saying they'd been tortured. After more than a week, Libyan coast guards boarded the ship and put the migrants in detention.

More Than 50 People Killed As Suicide Bombing Rocks Afghan Capital


A suicide bomber detonated explosives inside a wedding hall in Kabul as religious scholars gathered for the holiday commemorating the birth of the Prophet Muhammad.