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Angelita Chegup (left) and Tara Amboh are among four women banished from their reservation for what they say are political reasons. They're now suing the Ute Tribe in Utah.

Nate Hegyi /Mountain West News Bureau

Banishment in Indian Country is usually used for violent offenders only. But in Utah, some tribal members are suing in federal court after being banished for what they say are political reasons.

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After a Somali American woman was attacked for speaking Swahili, the attacker's sister reached out to see if she was OK. The two women recently returned to StoryCorps to talk about their bond.

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NPR's top political stories of the year ranged from how incoming Speaker Nancy Pelosi would run the House to Robert Mueller's Russia report and the Green New Deal.

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"It is an extremely cruel and brutal case in which the happily living family members ... were all murdered because of truly selfish reasons," Justice Minister Masako Mori said at a news conference.

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Video of the Thursday raid shows a shower of fiery sparks as the door to Nalvany's Anti-Corruption Foundation office is forced open with power tools.

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Along Lake Victoria, women fishmongers often engage in transactional sex with fishermen — a practice that contributes to Kenya's high rate of HIV. One group is challenging that convention.

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Instead of the sun's full disk of fire, or a crescent of light, viewers in areas of complete annularity saw a fiery halo around the moon.

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Alaska Sen. Lisa Murkowski, a potential Republican swing vote, criticized Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell for working closely with the White House ahead of a Senate trial.

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