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They break the law by fraudulently filling out a form that says they're the actual buyer, but they're really buying the gun for another person — someone who might be avoiding a background check

States are thankful for the opportunity, but critics say there's no guarantee that states will succeed in two crucial areas the old law — known as No Child Left Behind — failed.

In 2012, journalist Mark Follman searched for comprehensive data about America's mass shootings and found that very little existed. So he and his colleagues began compiling a database of their own.

Thousands from the island, fearful the U.S. will change its preferential immigration policy, are trying to come here from the south — but many are stuck at the Costa Rica-Nicaragua border.

The Texas senator and GOP presidential candidate tells NPR's Steve Inskeep his plan to curb immigration of Middle Eastern refugees — and why he may disagree with but won't criticize Donald Trump.

Saudi women gamers gather at an annual convention, dressing as their favorite characters and exercising freedoms they want to see more of in their lives.

The 20th century's biggest carbon emitter is also one of the few advanced democracies where climate change is not accepted as fact. This makes it hard for some to trust U.S. efforts on the issue.

For the second time, the University of Texas must defend its limited use of race and ethnicity in admissions decisions.

Chicago's department is the latest to be in the spotlight for shooting a black man, which critics say is evidence of a long history of the city's police using excessive force on minorities.

Tuesday's case tested whether state legislative districts should count all persons or only eligible voters when district lines are being drawn.

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