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Kanye West performs Sunday Service during the 2019 Coachella Valley Music And Arts Festival on April 21, 2019 in Indio, California. Rich Fury/Getty Images for Coachella hide caption

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At Kanye West's Sunday Service, 'He Is The Church'

Kanye West has been hosting exclusive worship gatherings he calls "Sunday Service." Jia Tolentino, staff writer for The New Yorker, breaks down the rapper's religious evolution.

At Kanye West's Sunday Service, 'He Is The Church'

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The offshore oil drilling platform 'Gail,' operated by Venoco, Inc., is shown off the coast of Santa Barbara, Calif. in 2009. A Trump administration plan to greatly expand offshore drilling is on hold after a setback in court. Chris Carlson/AP hide caption

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Trump Administration Puts Offshore Drilling Plan On Hold After Setback In Court

The Trump administration is delaying efforts to boost offshore oil and gas drilling in the wake of a recent court setback. The plans have been controversial, even in Republican-held states.

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A Horrorshow Find: 'Clockwork Orange' Follow-up Surfaces After Decades Unseen

Not long after the release of the film adaptation, Anthony Burgess embarked on an ambitious companion to his seminal novel. But it was never published, and the manuscript went unread — until now.

Acting Secretary of Defense Patrick Shanahan was cleared by the Pentagon's Inspector General of allegations of ethics violations. Shanahan is seen here testifying at a House Armed Services Committee hearing last month. Drew Angerer/Getty Images hide caption

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Investigation Finds Acting Defense Secretary Shanahan 'Did Not Promote Boeing'

The Pentagon's Inspector General says former Boeing executive Patrick Shanahan 'fully complied' with ethics obligations. This clears the way for his potential nomination as defense secretary.

In February, Justin Kelley was among the workers at about 1,000 Walmarts who learned that their jobs as people greeters would be eliminated. Like Kelley, many of them were workers with disabilities who found themselves in limbo. Alina Selyukh/NPR hide caption

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'My Whole Life Is On Hold': As Walmart Eliminates Greeters, A Dream In Limbo

Justin Kelley was among the workers who learned their jobs as greeters would be cut. As the Floridian waited 49 days to hear if he could stay with Walmart, he worried he'd have to give up his dream.

On Thursday, U.S. Attorney for District of Massachusetts Andrew Lelling revealed federal charges against a Massachusetts judge and a former court officer for preventing an immigration official from taking custody of an undocumented immigrant defendant. Steven Senne/AP hide caption

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Mass. Judge And A Retired Court Officer Charged With Helping Defendant Evade ICE

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The judge and the former court officer allegedly helped an undocumented immigrant slip out of a courtroom to avoid arrest by an Immigration and Customs Enforcement agent in April 2018.

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Real Photos Inspire A Fictional Life In 'Feast Your Eyes'

Myla Goldberg's new novel is written as an exhibition catalogue for photographer Lillian Preston, who's fictional — but her story of ambition and controversy in 1950s New York is real and relatable.

Real Photos Inspire A Fictional Life In 'Feast Your Eyes'

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Palliative care is a growing specialty that provides comfort care, and teaches patients and other doctors how to talk about their goals for life with serious disease — and how to prepare for a good ending. sturti/Getty Images hide caption

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A Good Life And A Good Death: What Is Palliative Care?

In That Good Night, palliative care doctor Sunita Puri shares insights from her years caring for patients with serious illness. She sees her role as an advocate and ally — every step of the way.

An Boeing employee works on the fuselage of a 737 Max 9 test plane at the company's factory in Renton, Wash., on March 14. Orders for durable goods jumped 2.7% last month, fueled in part by strong demand for commercial aircraft. Stephen Brashear/Getty Images hide caption

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Aircraft Orders Jump, But Boeing 737 Max Grounding Could Trim U.S. Growth

The grounding of Boeing's 737 Max aircraft could pinch the economy, some analysts say. But the government reported that aircraft orders were strong enough last month to lift a key indicator.

Water from the Flint River flows through the Hamilton Dam. In 2014, the city switched from Detroit's water system to the Flint River, setting the stage for a crisis that sickened residents and cost the mayor and other officials their jobs. Paul Sancya/AP hide caption

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5 Years After Flint's Crisis Began, Is The Water Safe?

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"In some ways we're better," says activist Melissa Mays. "In other ways, we're forever poisoned, damaged, traumatized ... that's not gonna ever be better."

Health workers marched in Butembo on Wednesday to protest the violence they're facing. The demonstration comes in the wake of an attack last Friday in which an epidemiologist from Cameroon was shot and killed. Al-hadji Kudra Maliro/AP hide caption

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Why Health Workers In The Ebola Hot Zone Are Threatening To Strike

Threats and attacks have become a way of life — even for staff at regular hospitals. For the simple act of referring patients to Ebola treatment centers, they have become targets.

Why Health Workers In The Ebola Hot Zone Are Threatening To Strike

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On Dec. 6, 1992, Hindu attackers hit the wall of the 16th-century Babri Masjid with iron rods, part of a mob that tore down the mosque. Thousands were killed in rioting that followed the mosque's destruction. Douglas E. Curran/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Nearly 27 Years After Hindu Mob Destroyed A Mosque, The Scars In India Remain Deep

The 16th-century Babri mosque's destruction marked a turning point in Indian politics. Thousands, mostly Muslims, died afterward in riots. The prime minister vows to build a Hindu temple on the site.

Nearly 27 Years After Hindu Mob Destroyed A Mosque, The Scars In India Remain Deep

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Majority Of Americans Say Drug Companies Should Be Held Responsible For Opioid Crisis

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According to a new NPR/Ipsos opioid poll, 71% of Americans surveyed also say the government should do more to curb the epidemic.

Majority Of Americans Say Drug Companies Should Be Held Responsible For Opioid Crisis

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Former Vice President Joe Biden hasn't hidden his presidential aspirations since leaving office in 2017, and didn't appear deterred by accusations of inappropriate contact over the past several weeks either. Scott Olson/Getty Images hide caption

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Biden Launches 2020 Campaign As Rescue Mission For America's 'Soul'

The 76-year-old former vice president focused on President Trump's response to Charlottesville in his announcement. He enters the presidential race with renewed scrutiny of his decades in public life.

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Texas Executes 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 Executes Man Convicted In 1998 Murder Of James Byrd Jr.

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