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At least six Americans are among the hostages who have been rescued from the hotel, which is popular with foreign visitors to Mali's capital.

Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder, a self-described pro-immigration Republican, was the first to ask for a pause on Syrian refugees to be relocated to his state.

In exchange for completing job training and parenting programs, Maryland is writing off some of parents' back child support. Similar efforts across the country are addressing the staggering debt.

In 2011, about 100 Americans living and working in Kabul gathered for a Thanksgiving feast a long way from family. But a dish familiar to many NPR listeners helped bring them a taste of home.

As Europe grapples with its refugee crisis, another one is playing out in Southeast Asia. It involves ethnic Rohingya, the largest group of stateless people on the planet.

Donald Trump campaign appearances keep getting more combative. On Wednesday night in Worcester, Mass., a big crowd cheered his attacks on ISIS, fellow candidate Marco Rubio, food stamps and the media.

Online payment startup Square and online dating giant Match have gone public. Their lackluster prices are the latest sign of Wall Street growing weary of tech hype and multibillion-dollar "unicorns."

In another fiery speech on Wednesday night, Trump claimed his hair was better than Marco Rubio's and suggested that Bowe Bergdahl should be shot.

This week is the anniversary of a bottle designed to be "so distinctive that it could be recognized by touch alone and so unique that it could be identified when shattered on the ground."

Despite a decades-long crackdown, much of the $113 billion in child support debt will never be paid because those who owe it are too poor. President Obama is proposing changes to address this reality.

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