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Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross, whose department oversees the Census Bureau, approved adding a question about U.S. citizenship status to the 2020 census. Mandel Ngan/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Judge Orders Commerce Secretary To Testify About Census Citizenship Question

A federal judge in New York has ordered Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross to face questioning under oath over his decision to add a controversial citizenship question to the 2020 census.

The New York Public Library's Riverside branch is piloting a program called "Grow Up Work Fashion Library," which lends out ties, briefcases and handbags for those with limited resources. Courtesy of New York Public Library hide caption

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If You Have A New York Public Library Card, You Can Now Borrow Ties And Handbags

The New York Public Library's Riverside branch is testing a pilot program that lends out ties, briefcases and handbags to those going on job interviews.

Sampath, 63, planted these oil palm trees on his farm in Tamil Nadu, India, 12 years ago, but has yet to turn a profit. Sushmita Pathak/NPR hide caption

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Amid Palm Oil Boycott, India Wants To Produce More Of It

India is the world's biggest consumer of palm oil, a crop which threatens the country's water supply and is linked to deforestation. But the government faces little opposition to expand plantations.

Amid Palm Oil Boycott, India Wants To Produce More Of It

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"I found that I feel more empowered and stronger singing with this strange voice that I have," Anthony Roth Costanzo says. Morgan Noelle Smith/NPR hide caption

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Anthony Roth Costanzo: A Countertenor For The 21st Century

The resourceful singer is unafraid to bring opera — and his high-flying top notes — to unlikely places, from sixth-grade classrooms to the offices of NPR.

Anthony Roth Costanzo: A Countertenor For The 21st Century

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Cleveland Browns wide receiver Jarvis Landry celebrates as the Browns seal their first win since December of 2016. On Thursday night, Landry had more than 100 yards receiving — and he threw a two-point conversion pass to quarterback Baker Mayfield. David Richard/AP hide caption

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Cleveland Browns Win A Game For First Time Since Obama Presidency

"We WON!!!" the Cleveland Police Department tweeted of the comeback victory, before adding, "Wait....Oh God. The free beer thing...Ok Cleveland. Stay calm."

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The onetime home of the "Internet Research Agency" in Saint Petersburg. Its pro-gun messaging was unusually consistent as part of influence operations against the U.S. Naira Davlashyan/AP hide caption

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Russia's Divisive Twitter Campaign Took A Rare Consistent Stance: Pro-Gun

An analysis of Twitter accounts associated with Russia's influence campaign shows how supportive it was of gun rights and how influential the National Rifle Association's messaging was.

U.S. Rep. Beto O'Rourke speaks during a campaign rally in Plano, Texas, on September 15, 2018. O'Rourke is the Democratic challenger for the Senate seat currently held by Senator Ted Cruz (R-TX). Laura Buckman/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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The Biggest Hurdle For Beto O'Rourke In Texas Is Turning Out Latino Voters

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To win, Beto O'Rourke needs to change the Texas electorate. But voter registration data suggests Democrats aren't registering enough voters to offset Republicans' structural advantages in the state.

The Biggest Hurdle For Beto O'Rourke In Texas Is Turning Out Latino Voters

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Prince's posthumous release Piano and a Microphone, 1983 is on our list of the best albums out on Sep. 21. Mike Maloney/Mirrorpix/Getty Images hide caption

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New Music Friday: 8 Albums You Should Hear Now

Intimate home recordings from Prince, ragged rock from Metric, the angelic harmonies of Mountain Man, and Richard Swift's final, posthumous album are among this week's essential new releases.

New Music Friday For Sep. 21: Eight Albums You Should Hear Now

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Supreme Court nominee Judge Brett Kavanaugh leaves his home Wednesday in Chevy Chase, Md. Kavanaugh is scheduled to appear before the Senate Judiciary Committee on Monday following an allegation of sexual misconduct from when was in high school. Win McNamee/Getty Images hide caption

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Kavanaugh Accuser Open To Testifying About Sexual Assault Allegations

Christine Blasey Ford, the woman who alleges Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh sexually assaulted her at a high school party in the 1980s, is open to appearing before a Senate panel next week.

Voters cast their ballots in August among an array of electronic voting machines in a polling station at the Noor Islamic Cultural Center in Dublin, Ohio. The machines were manufactured by Elections Systems and Software, the largest manufacturer of voting equipment in the country. John Minchillo/AP hide caption

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Hacks, Security Gaps And Oligarchs: The Business Of Voting Comes Under Scrutiny

Heading into midterm elections, pressure is on for governments and campaigns to secure elections. But what about the companies that make the machines and print the ballots?

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After A Wildfire Destroys Their Home, Family Struggles To Find 'A New Normal'

After losing priceless belongings to the Tubbs Fire that swept through Northern California last year, a couple tries to move forward. "Everything will forever be different for us," Cody Walker says.

After A Wildfire Destroys Their Home, Family Struggles To Find 'A New Normal'

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Prince's first posthumous album, Piano & A Microphone 1983, is out now. Kevin Winter/Getty Images hide caption

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The Gift Of Posthumous Prince Music

Rachel Martin talks to NPR Music critic Ann Powers about Piano & a Microphone 1983, Prince's first posthumous album of previously unreleased material, out now.

The Gift Of Posthumous Prince Music

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