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Golden State Warriors guard Stephen Curry (left) and then-Cleveland Cavaliers forward LeBron James scramble for a loose ball during game 1 of the 2016 NBA Finals. Beck Diefenbach/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Scientists Explain A Common Fight In Basketball

Are players just pretending to be so certain the ball is out on their opponent? Or could there be a difference in how they experience the event that has them pointing a finger at the other player?

Edgar Baltazar Garcia's wife, Jennifer Garcia, holds a photo of her husband from when he was deployed at Balad Air Base in Iraq as a turret gunner in a Humvee. He now faces deportation to Mexico over a felony conviction. John Burnett/NPR hide caption

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After Felony Conviction, Iraq War Veteran Faces Deportation To Mexico

Edgar Baltazar Garcia got into some serious trouble after he came home from war. Now, he faces deportation over a felony conviction unless an immigration judge decides to let him stay in the U.S.

Convicted killer John William King, center, is escorted from the Jasper County Courthouse after being found guilty of capital murder in the dragging death of James Byrd Jr. in 1999. King is scheduled to be executed Wednesday evening. David J. Phillip/AP hide caption

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Texas To Execute Man Convicted In 1998 Murder Of James Byrd Jr.

John King was convicted of the 1998 killing of James Byrd, Jr. It was one of the most gruesome hate crimes in U.S. history. Twenty-one years later, Jasper residents still struggle with what happened.

Texas To Execute Man Convicted In 1998 Murder Of James Byrd Jr.

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Thanks to the presidential election, "socialism" and "capitalism" were Merriam-Webster's most-looked-up words of the year in 2012. Above, the word socialism is pictured in t he 11th edition of Merriam-Webster's Collegiate Dictionary. Richard Drew/AP hide caption

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'Socialism' Isn't The Scare Word It Once Was

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It isn't yet clear where "socialist" will settle in the vocabulary of the American left, as it jostles with labels like "liberal" and "progressive." But it's not the "S-word" anymore.

'Socialism' Isn't The Scare Word It Once Was

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Iowa state Rep. Andy McKean, the longest serving Republican in the legislature, confirms to reporters his switch from the Republican to Democratic Party. Katarina Sostaric/Iowa Public Radio News hide caption

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Blasting Trump's 'Unacceptable Behavior,' Iowa Lawmaker Leaves GOP After 40+ Years

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Iowa state Rep. Andy McKean says the Republican Party has changed and he no longer wants to be a member. He was first elected to the legislature in 1978.

"I want a boat prepared" to take tons of trash back to Canada, Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte said Tuesday, issuing threats over a long-simmering dispute. In this 2015 photo, Filipino environmental activists wear shipping container costumes to call on Canada to remove the garbage from a port in Manila. Aaron Favila/AP hide caption

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Philippines' Duterte Talks Trash (Literally) To Canada, Threatening War Over Garbage

More than 100 shipping containers were declared to hold recyclable plastic scraps. But when they arrived in Manila, officials found household trash, including adult diapers.

In Massachusetts last July, several Franklin County Jail inmates, seated, were watched by a nurse (left) and a corrections officer after receiving their daily doses of buprenorphine, a drug that helps control opioid cravings. By some estimates, at least half to two thirds of today's U.S. jail population has a substance use or dependence problem. Elise Amendola/AP hide caption

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County Jails Struggle With A New Role As America's Prime Centers For Opioid Detox

The National Sheriffs' Association has published a detailed guide to jail-based medication-assisted treatment. States hardest hit by opioids are moving fastest to get inmates the help needed to quit.

County Jails Struggle With A New Role As America's Prime Centers For Opioid Detox

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Kevin Biely, 37 and Kat McClain, 28, on their wedding day in Las Vegas. In 2017, NPR documented their first date, which was set up by a matchmaker. Courtesy of Cahsman Photo hide caption

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A Love Story That Began With A Matchmaker And A First Date On NPR

In 2017, NPR documented the first date of a couple paired by a professional matchmaker, for a story about modern dating. A year after their first date, the couple got engaged, and they recently wed.

A Love Story That Began With A Matchmaker And A First Date On NPR

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Many backyard chicken keepers are thinking less about the business of raising chickens and more about collecting them — you just have to have them all — which comes with predictable consequences: too many eggs. Maarigard/Getty Images/Dorling Kindersley Collection hide caption

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Too Many Eggs For One Basket! Backyard Chicken Farmers Scramble To Give Them Away

Some food pantries are benefiting from home chicken keepers' desire to keep collecting the birds as pets, which results in more eggs than they can handle. But sometimes it can be hard to find takers.

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'The Beneficiary' Weighs The Emotional Heft Of Inheritance

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Janny Scott, a biographer and award-winning reporter for The New York Times, has written a vivid and penetrating memoir about her own illustrious family.

'The Beneficiary' Weighs The Emotional Heft Of Inheritance

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A woman is overcome with emotion as she attends the funeral of a person killed in the Easter Sunday attack on St Sebastian's Church, on April 24, 2019 in Negombo, Sri Lanka. Carl Court/Getty Images hide caption

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Bombers Who Carried Out Attacks In Sri Lanka Were 'Well Educated,' Official Says

The picture emerging of the perpetrators of Sunday's attacks that killed more than 350 people is one of relative privilege. The country's defense minister says one bomber had studied in the U.K.

Southwest Airlines Boeing 737 Max aircraft are parked on the tarmac after being grounded, at the Southern California Logistics Airport in Victorville, Calif., on March 28. Boeing said its financial outlook is uncertain as it deals with the 737 Max grounding. Mark Ralston/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Boeing Hits Pause On Forecasts As 737 Max Groundings Continue

The aircraft manufacturer said its profits fell 13 percent in the first quarter as it works through "this challenging time." Boeing said the 737 Max crisis has cost it $1 billion so far.

This year, Democratic presidential candidate Pete Buttigieg is making the same argument Republicans have for years: that a vote based on Christian values would turn the country around. Charlie Neibergall/AP hide caption

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How Would Jesus Vote?

Mayor Pete Buttigieg says Christian faith leads in a "progressive" political direction. Conservatives disagree. The debate reshapes old questions about the relation between religion and politics.

How Would Jesus Vote?

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This combination of photos shows clockwise from top left the logos for Toyota, Honda, Kia, Fiat Chrysler, Mitsubishi and Hyundai. U.S. auto safety regulators have expanded an investigation into malfunctioning air bag controls to include 12.3 million vehicles because the bags may not inflate in a crash. AP hide caption

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Government Expands Air Bag Investigation To Include More Than 12 Million Vehicles

A component responsible for detecting a crash and deploying air bags has been malfunctioning owing to electrical interference, the National Highway Transportation Safety Administration says.

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