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Lauren Justice for NPR

Prisoners pass through a courtyard at Waupun Correctional Institution. Officials in some prison towns have come up with creative ways to avoid forming voting districts made up primarily of prisoners. But in many others, political lines are drawn around prisons in a way that critics deride as "prison gerrymandering."

Lauren Justice for NPR

The U.S. census counts incarcerated people as residents of where they are imprisoned. In many prison towns, that has led to voting districts made up primarily of prisoners who can't vote.

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The judge found former deputy national security adviser Charles Kupperman is no longer caught between conflicting demands of two branches of government "and lacks any personal stake in the outcome."

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The protesters set fire to a reception area inside the compound as Marines fired tear gas to push them back. The angry demonstration follows a series of U.S. airstrikes inside Iraq and Syria.

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The Democratic presidential candidate released letters from three doctors saying he is fit for the office.

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After voting overwhelmingly for independence, the South Pacific island group now has to negotiate its separation with Papua New Guinea's government.

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He Jiankui announced in November 2018 that he had created the world's first gene-edited babies. Scientists are concerned about unintended side effects that could be passed down to future generations.

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