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Posted Wednesday, June 10, 2015 by WLRH News

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  • Marta Elsie Leveron, 19, (left) and her brother Freddy David Leveron, 18, have not seen their father since he left El Savador to work in California in 1999. A new U.S. program allows families to reunite if one parent is a legal U.S. resident. The girl in the middle is Liliana Beatriz Leveron, 16, a cousin of the other two. Her parents are in the U.S. and she's seeking to reunite with them as well.

    Posted Wednesday, July 1, 2015 by NPR News

    Unaccompanied minors surged across the U.S. southern border last year, fleeing violence in Central America. This year the Obama administration hopes to forestall a new wave with a quiet new program.

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No Kill Huntsville is a coalition of local animal welfare advocates, rescuers, and shelter directors working together to create a no kill community

Katherine Lehman and Hunter Thomas of Sewanee Summer Music Festival stopped by to talk with Beth Norwood about this year's festival.

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Samar Minallah Khan was honored by Vital Voices for her documentaries on the injustices faced by Pakistani women.

Samar Minallah Khan makes documentaries about the Pakistani custom of handing over a daughter to settle a score. Her films have convinced the government to ban the practice.

First lady Michelle Obama announces the change in policy.

The lifting of the decades-old ban was announced on Instagram by Michelle Obama. The White House urged people to share their experience using the hashtag #WhiteHouseTour. Selfie sticks aren't allowed.

Panama City's skyline.

Panama's economy, while cooling in recent years, is still growing at astonishing rates compared to its neighbors. But environmental damage and huge government debt are part of the package.

Pensioners holding their queue numbers try to enter a bank in Athens. The government ordered about 1,000 bank branches around the country to reopen Wednesday to help desperate pensioners without ATM cards cash up to $134 from their retirement checks.

Greek voters on Sunday face a referendum on further austerity measures in exchange for bailouts. But the unstated question is whether Greece should give up the euro.

Toyota Motor Corp's Managing Officer and Chief Communications Officer Julie Hamp speaks to media during a news conference in Nagoya, central Japan, in this photo released by Kyodo on June 18.

Julie Hamp was accused of importing the prescription painkiller oxycodone in violation of the country's narcotics laws. She was arrested June 18 but has not been charged.



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