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Helen Clark Can Do It All: Run A Country, Fight For Women's Rights ... And Snapchat

/Sonia Narang for NPR
| The former prime minister of New Zealand and gender equality champion is at the Women Deliver conference in Vancouver, where attendees treat her like a rock star.

As Relations With U.S. Sour, Xi Describes Putin As 'Best Friend' At Moscow Meeting


The Chinese leader met with his Russian counterpart in the Kremlin on Wednesday. Former rivals Russia and China have drawn closer in recent years.

Opioid Maker Insys Admits To Bribing Doctors, Agrees To Pay $225 Million Settlement


The company agreed to make the payments to resolve federal criminal and civil investigations of its marketing practices. Five of its executives were convicted separately for the same practices.

Judge Delays Review Of 'Serious' Allegations Of Citizenship Question Cover-Up


A federal judge in New York says he's not planning to rule on the allegations until after the Supreme Court's likely decision this month on the fate of the census question.

Administration Cuts Education And Legal Services For Unaccompanied Minors


The Office of Refugee Resettlement is telling migrant shelters to scale back on activities that are "not directly necessary for the protection of life and safety."

Oakland City Council Effectively Decriminalizes Psychedelic Mushrooms


That makes it the second U.S. city to do so – last month, Denver voters approved a ballot initiative that decriminalizes the "magic" mushrooms.

Trump Administration Clamps Down On Travel To Cuba, Bans Cruise Ships


The changes, which bar "people-to-people" tours, are intended to further squeeze the Cuban economy while keeping U.S. dollars "out of the hands" of the communist government.

New York Is One Step Closer To Becoming First State To Ban Cat Declawing


Both houses of the state egislature voted on Tuesday — Animal Advocacy Day in the state capital — to make it illegal to perform the controversial procedure.

Do Extended Magazines Facilitate Mass Shootings?


Virginia Beach is the latest mass shooting involving a weapon equipped with a high-capacity ammunition magazine, which some gun safety groups would like to restrict.