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Kristen Brady, a student at the Oregon school that suffered a mass shooting, heard a popping sound and thought it was a car backfiring.

A federal judge will hear arguments Friday over a Texas decision to deny birth certificates for babies born in the U.S. to parents who are living here illegally.

Local authorities say a 20-year-old male opened fire on Thursday at Umpqua Community College in Roseburg in western Oregon. At least seven are dead.

Nearly two-thirds of teens say social media makes them feel more connected to what's happening in their significant other's life, according to a new study by the Pew Research Center.

We take a look at what it will take for Volkswagen to get its pollution belching diesels into compliance, and the tradeoffs in terms of other emissions and fuel economy. But can it win back customers?

Apple has long touted the power and design of its devices, but recently it's been emphasizing their privacy features. Tim Cook describes how Apple is protecting and using, or not using, customer data.

The New York Police Department is rolling out a new policy to record officers' use of force. The strategy has already been implemented in L.A. and Seattle. Advocates say it's an effective way to limit force; but cops say it's burdensome bureaucracy, and causes them to lay off potential criminals.

The department has been under review since Eric Garner's death in police custody. New rules on reporting the use of force were announced today shortly after a critical report by a watchdog group.

A defense official tells NPR that the Marine Corps is seeking to bar female Marines from some ground combat jobs. NPR's Robert Siegel speaks to Rep. Seth Moulton, from the House Armed Services panel.

New campaign fundraising numbers are out, and they show Bernie Sanders on pace with Hillary Clinton. For Republicans, Ben Carson was the big winner. NPR's Robert Siegel learns more from correspondent Peter Overby.

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