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Workers use a crane to lift the monument dedicated to former Supreme Court Chief Justice Roger Taney in Annapolis, Md., early Friday. The State House Trust voted Wednesday to remove the statue from its grounds. Jose Luis Magana/AP hide caption

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Maryland State House Removes Statue Of Judge Who Wrote Dred Scott Decision

The infamous 1857 decision upheld slavery and declared that blacks were not citizens. Maryland's State House Trust voted Wednesday to remove the statue from its grounds, where it stood for 145 years.

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This sequence of images shows the development of embryos formed after eggs were injected with both CRISPR, a gene-editing tool, and sperm from a donor with a genetic mutation known to cause cardiomyopathy. OHSU hide caption

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Inside The Lab Where Scientists Are Editing DNA In Human Embryos

NPR gets exclusive access to a lab in Portland, Ore., where scientists have begun editing the DNA in human embryos to try to prevent genetic diseases.

Exclusive: Inside The Lab Where Scientists Are Editing DNA In Human Embryos

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The guided-missile destroyer USS Fitzgerald returns to port after colliding with a merchant vessel while operating southwest of Yokosuka, Japan. MC1 Peter Burghart/U.S. Navy hide caption

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USS Fitzgerald Leaders Punished; Crew Is Praised After Collision With Cargo Ship

"Through their swift and in many cases heroic actions, members of the crew saved lives," the Navy said. It also blamed an avoidable crash on inadequate leadership and flawed teamwork.

Perceptions of discrimination track closely with voting against Trump, a survey found. Public Religion Research Institute, David Wasserman, Cook Political Report/Danielle Kurtzleben/NPR hide caption

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CHART: The Relationship Between Seeing Discrimination And Voting For Trump

There is an apparent correlation between a state's likelihood of having voted for Trump and whether residents think black, immigrant, and gay and lesbian communities face "a lot of discrimination."

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From Israel, Quiet Efforts Are Underway To Aid Civilians In Syria

The two countries have fought each other in the past and technically remain in a state of war. But both the Israeli military and private organizations are quietly delivering humanitarian aid.

From Israel, Quiet Efforts Are Underway To Aid Civilians In Syria

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Whitney Houston performs in 1988. The new Showtime documentary, Whitney: Can I Be Me, includes footage of her world tour in 1999. Bertrand Guay/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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A Radiant, Isolated Star: A New Documentary Tells Whitney Houston's Story

Whitney: Can I Be Me is an unauthorized documentary that marshals the voices of Houston's friends and former employees to tell an intimate, tragic story.

A Radiant, Isolated Star: A New Documentary Tells Whitney Houston's Story

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Francine Anderson grew up in a small town in Virginia in the 1950s. She says that when she was 5 years old, she first realized that the color of her skin could put her in danger. Courtesy of StoryCorps hide caption

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After 60 Years, Girl's Experience At Whites-Only Gas Station Still Hurts

An African-American woman remembers growing up in segregated Virginia in the 1950s, and being in the car when her father tried to get gas from a whites-only truck stop.

After 60 Years, Girl's Experience At Whites-Only Gas Station Still Hurts

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One student says she's scared to go back to Brentwood High School in Long Island after spending a month in the immigration wing of a county jail. She was suspected of being affiliated with MS-13, but she was released after a judge found there wasn't enough evidence. Frank Eltman/AP hide caption

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Undocumented Teens Say They're Falsely Accused Of Being In A Gang

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The clothes and colors students wear to school, the classmates they speak to and what they're suspended for is being used as evidence in immigration court that students are affiliated with MS-13.

Undocumented Teens Say They're Falsely Accused Of Being In A Gang

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White supremacists descended on Charlottesville to protest the pending removal of the statue of Robert E. Lee in the city's Emancipation Park. Julia Rendleman/AP hide caption

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'We're Not Them' — Condemning Charlottesville And Condoning White Resentment

A scholar and a journalist offer context and analysis on the events in Charlottesville and the politics of white anger.

'We're Not Them' — Condemning Charlottesville And Condoning White Resentment

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Solar cells sit in the sun at the Desert Sunlight Solar Farm in Desert Center, Calif. The people who run California's electric grid expect the solar power output to be cut roughly in half during the eclipse. Marcus Yam/LA Times via Getty Images hide caption

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California Prepares For An Eclipse Of Its Solar Power

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On a sunny day, California gets up to 40 percent of its energy from solar power, so Monday's total eclipse isn't just a scientific spectacle, it's a major concern for the state's power grid.

California Prepares For An Eclipse Of Its Solar Power

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White House chief strategist Steve Bannon, seen walking into the Rose Garden in June, gave an interview with the liberal magazine The American Prospect, discussing trade and administration in-fighting. Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images hide caption

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Bannon, Unplugged: White House Strategist Pushes Trade Agenda, Undercuts Colleagues

Steve Bannon called a liberal journalist to talk China, white nationalism and his "fight" with others in the administration. "They're wetting themselves," he says of his State Department rivals.

Demonstrators march from the courthouse to the jail in Durham, N.C. Dozens of protesters attempted to turn themselves in to law enforcement Thursday in solidarity with those who have been arrested for toppling a Confederate monument earlier this week. Jonathan Drew/AP hide caption

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WATCH: Protesters Try To Surrender In Solidarity With Confederate Statue Topplers

Upward of 100 people showed up at a courthouse in Durham, N.C., to support the people arrested for tearing down a Confederate monument. Then, they tried to turn themselves in, saying, "Arrest me too!"

People in the U.S. who want to keep their activity hidden are turning to virtual private networks — but VPNs are often insecure. Stuart Kinlough/Ikon Images/Getty Images hide caption

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Turning To VPNs For Online Privacy? You Might Be Putting Your Data At Risk

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With Internet providers able to track and sell your browsing data, people who want to keep their activity hidden are turning to virtual private networks. But VPNs can themselves be insecure.

Kyle Quinn, an assistant professor of biomedical engineering at the University of Arkansas, was wrongly identified on social media as a participant in a white supremacist march in Charlottesville, Va. Jennifer Mortensen hide caption

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Kyle Quinn Hid At A Friend's House After Being Misidentified On Twitter As A Racist

A University of Arkansas professor falsely identified as a participant in a white supremacist rally in Charlottesville says the online reaction was frightening and felt like being chased by a mob.

Kyle Quinn Hid At A Friend's House After Being Misidentified On Twitter As A Racist

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