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    In this week's episode of the show and podcast Invisibilia , we explore what happens when you discover a part of yourself that is very different than who you think you are. And Freud was so wrong about our dreams. In NPR's Shots blog, Jon Hamilton explains that scientists now think that our dreams have nothing to do with repressed desires. Instead, it looks like they help us process memories and gain insight. They can be surprisingly mundane. And funny. Copyright 2017 NPR. To see more, visit http://www.npr.org/.

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    Federal regulators on Thursday said they've identified "the perpetrator of one of the largest ... illegal robocalling campaigns" they have ever investigated. The Federal Communications Commission has proposed a $120 million fine for a Miami resident said to be single-handedly responsible for almost 97 million robocalls over just the last three months of 2016. Officials say Adrian Abramovich auto-dialed hundreds of millions of phone calls to landlines and cellphones in the U.S. and Canada and at one point even overwhelmed an emergency medical paging service. Making prerecorded telemarketing phone calls to people without their prior consent is prohibited . So is making telemarketing calls to emergency phone lines and deliberately falsifying caller ID to disguise identity with the intent to harm or defraud consumers. According to the FCC, the robocalls made by Abramovich through his ambiguously named companies (Marketing Strategy Leaders or Marketing Leaders) would show up "spoofed" as if

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    A federal appeals court has upheld a lower court ruling that the confession of Brendan Dassey, whose case was part of the Netflix documentary series Making a Murderer , was involuntary. Dassey was found guilty of helping his uncle kill a young woman in 2005, and has been held in a Wisconsin prison. The case against Dassey was constructed largely on that confession, in which he stated that he helped to rape and kill a woman named Teresa Halbach, as The Two-Way has reported . A three-judge panel from the 7th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals said in its majority opinion that Dassey should be released unless the state of Wisconsin decides to retry him within 90 days or appeals to the U.S. Supreme Court. Now, the state is weighing its options. "We anticipate seeking review by the entire 7th Circuit or the United States Supreme Court and hope that today's erroneous decision will be reversed," Johnny Koremenos, director of communications and public affairs for the Wisconsin Department of Justice

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    Throngs of mourners paid their final respects to Otto Warmbier Thursday at a public funeral at the high school he attended near Cincinnati. Just four years ago, Warmbier graduated from the school as the salutatorian. The 22-year-old University of Virginia student was detained in North Korea for 17 months and died on Monday, shortly after he returned to the United States in a coma. "It doesn't really feel real yet," his former soccer teammate Grady Beerck said, according to The Associated Press . "He's so young, and he's been gone for so long. The impact he made is always going to last with people." Beerck described Warmbier as a "goofy kid" who would "drop anything to help his friends." An estimated 2,000 people packed Wyoming High School, in Wyoming, Ohio, with more lining the streets, CNN reports . The service took place in the arts center, which could hold only 800 people, so many more watched on screens set up in overflow rooms. Warmbier's brother, sister and friends spoke at the

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    Two government watchdog groups, Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington and the National Security Archive, filed a lawsuit Thursday against President Trump and the Executive Office of the President. The complaint alleges that White House staffers' widely reported use of encrypted messaging apps, such as Signal and Confide, for internal communication violates the Presidential Records Act. In the lawsuit, the groups claim the Trump administration has "failed to adopt adequate policies and guidelines to maintain and preserve presidential records." Encrypted messaging apps automatically delete messages, which would prevent those communications from being archived. "The American people not only deserve to know how their government is making important decisions, it's the law," CREW Executive Director Noah Bookbinder said in a statement. "By deleting these records, the White House is destroying essential historical records." Presidential records are not subject to the Freedom of

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    Renee Rabinowitz, a Holocaust survivor in her 80s, was flying from Newark, N.J., to Tel Aviv in 2015, when a flight attendant on Israel's El Al airline asked if she would be willing to change seats. An ultra-Orthodox Jewish man had said he did he not feel comfortable sitting next to her. Rabinowitz agreed to move. But afterward, she said she felt "deep humiliation" — and sued the airline in Israeli court. Jerusalem's Magistrate Court ruled Thursday in her favor, saying that asking her to change seats based on her gender was discrimination. "I'm thrilled because the judge understood the issue," Rabinowitz told The New York Times . Her lawyers are calling it a "revolutionary" decision. Rabinowitz, an Orthodox Jew, is a retired lawyer with a Ph.D. in educational psychology, according to the Times . "Despite all my accomplishments — and my age is also an accomplishment — I felt minimized," she told the newspaper. Rabinowitz was represented by the Israel Religious Action Center , the legal

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    Six inmates at Georgia's Polk County Jail came to the aid of a deputy sheriff who collapsed on the job, calling 911 with his phone and staying with him as the ambulance arrived. The inmates were on their weekly work detail on June 12, sprucing up a Polk County cemetery ahead of Father's Day, when the deputy collapsed, WXIA in Atlanta reports . "I happened to look up and I seen the officer, he was going to his knees," one inmate tells WXIA. Another inmate says the officer was already face down by the time they made it to him. "We turned him over and made sure that he was okay." One inmate took the officer's phone out of his pocket and dialed 911. Others removed his gun belt, opened his shirt and took off his vest to ready him for CPR, they said. "He was out for a minute and he wasn't really breathing," an inmate told WXIA. Emergency workers arrived and transported the deputy to the hospital. The deputy — who asked to remain anonymous — told WXIA he suffers from a chronic illness called

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