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If the signature of record does not match the one on the most recent ballot, that vote could be flagged and potentially not counted.

"Her name is Anna Hastings and she goes by Toni," he tells an evacuation center volunteer who checks a list of those staying at the shelter. "She's like 5-foot tall, blonde hair, blue eyes."

But she's hasn't signed in.

The CIA has concluded that Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman ordered the killing of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi, according to media reports.

Most children moving to the U.S. from Central America come without adults, hoping to join parents or family already living in the U.S. To succeed, psychologists say, these families need support.

More than 1,000 people are listed as missing in the wake of the Northern California wildfire known as the Camp Fire, authorities say.

Our weekly roundup of education news:
➡️New rules on college campus sexual assault and harassment
➡️Peer pressure is used to reduce sexual violence in schools
➡️Bill in Congress aims to simplify federal financial aid

AI monitoring is causing Facebook to contact emergency responders an average of about 10 times a day to check on someone — and that doesn't include Europe, where the system hasn't been deployed.

The photographer went in without a mask as many miners do. He says when he left on the first day, the dust “was like a blanket over my eyes.”

Reunification is rarely as easy or joyful as the children or their parents expect, at least initially, say researchers and therapists who work with these families.

This week in the Russia investigations from @philewing: President Trump says he, and not his lawyers, completed written questions for the special counsel. Now, the ball is back in Robert Mueller's court.

RT @NPRHealth: Migrant Kids Survive Hardship To Reunite With Parents. Then What?

RT @NPRHealth: Separated By Fire, Man Launches Wrenching Search For His Wife

RT @nprmusic: The line between the personal and political in hip-hop is becoming increasingly thin. @AndersonPaak is the latest to chime in…

"My definition of success is legacy, is significance," actress Viola Davis tells @nprAudie. "And also, might I add, my authenticity is my rebellion. It's my F.U., per se."

Davis' new film, "Widows," is an action-packed heist thriller — with a twist.

Retired Lt. Gen. Steve Blum, a 42-year Army veteran who spent 16 years with the Green Berets, tells NPR he's thrilled to hear a female soldier made it to the the Q course phase.

Texas' social studies standards listed three causes for the Civil War: sectionalism, states' rights and slavery, in that order.

Beginning in the 2019-2020 school year, students will be taught that slavery played a "central role."

The Supreme Court will consider whether Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross can be deposed and what other evidence can be considered in lawsuits over the citizenship question on the 2020 census.

(This replaces an earlier tweet that contained a typo.)

Camp wildfire update: Eight more bodies were found today, raising the number of dead to 71; authorities say the number of people reported missing has jumped over 1,000, though they caution that that may include some duplicate entries.

RT @OnlyAGameNPR: Author John Long says the 1958 ascent of El Capitan brought a new way of thinking about big-wall climbing. “It’s really l…

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