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White House Adviser Cecilia Munoz Answers Immigration Questions

Fri, 11/21/2014 - 4:01am

For more on President Obama's immigration plan, Steve Inskeep and NPR's Scott Horsley talk to Cecilia Munoz, assistant to the president and director of the White House Domestic Policy Council.

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Nearly Deported, Felipe Diosdado Fights To Stay In U.S.

Fri, 11/21/2014 - 4:01am

Steve Inskeep talks to Felipe Diosdado and his son about what life is like for families when some members are illegal, and could be kicked out of the country at any moment.

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Obama Defies Republicans, Lays Out Immigration Policy

Fri, 11/21/2014 - 4:01am

Republicans are threatening to resist working with President Obama after his announcement on Thursday night that he will issue an executive order to enact some immigration changes.

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'Hunger Games: Mockingjay' Opens Where 'Catching Fire' Ended

Fri, 11/21/2014 - 4:01am

The final novel of the trilogy has been cut into two pictures. This one is a placeholder film. It exists to smooth the transition from its successful predecessors to a glorious concluding part.

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Violence Breaks Out At Protest For Missing Mexican Students

Fri, 11/21/2014 - 4:01am

Marchers took to Mexico City' streets to protest the government's handling of the disappearance and presumed murder of 43 students. Mexico's president has been criticized for his handling of the case.

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CDC Tries Old-School Epidemiology To Fight Ebola

Fri, 11/21/2014 - 4:01am

In Liberia, Ebola runs rampant in rural areas. In response, officials at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention are trying Rapid Response Teams which "flood the zone" and isolate cases.

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Skiers Rejoice! Upstate New York Has Snow

Fri, 11/21/2014 - 4:01am

Snow is a big part of the culture and the joy of life in Upstate New York. Because of this week's storm, some of the region's ski resorts are already open for business.

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Senate Panel Probes Fed's Oversight Of Commodity Trading

Fri, 11/21/2014 - 4:01am

A Senate committee has accused major banks including Goldman Sachs and JPMorgan Chase of manipulating commodity prices. Executives from several leading banks rejected the allegations on Thursday.

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Viewers React Differently To Obama's Immigration Address

Fri, 11/21/2014 - 4:01am

Viewing parties were held throughout the U.S. to find out what the president had to say about immigration. In Austin, Texas, immigrants and advocates expressed joy and disappointment for the plan.

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Obama Unveils Temporary Protection From Deportation

Fri, 11/21/2014 - 4:01am

President Obama addressed the immigration system in a speech Thursday night. Obama said he would temporarily protect millions of undocumented immigrants from deportation using an executive order.

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Blind From Birth, But Able To Use Sound To 'See' Faces

Fri, 11/21/2014 - 3:19am

The area of the brain that recognizes faces can use sound instead of sight. That recent discovery suggests facial recognition is so important to humans that it's part of our most basic wiring.

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Renowned Theater And Film Director Mike Nichols Dies

Thu, 11/20/2014 - 8:12am

Nichols, perhaps best known for his 1967 classic film, The Graduate, has won Emmy, Oscar, Tony and Grammy awards. He died Wednesday at age 83.

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German College Kids Design Traffic Light Game

Thu, 11/20/2014 - 5:37am

In the town of Hildesheim, video consoles are in place on on either side of road, allowing strangers to face off in a version of the classic arcade game Pong.

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Hotel Charges Couple Extra For Bad Review

Thu, 11/20/2014 - 5:18am

Tony and Jan Jenkinson gave the Broadway Hotel in England a bad review. The hotel charged them $125 — saying they had a no bad review policy. Their money has since been refunded.

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Low Consumer Spending Hurts Japan's Economy

Thu, 11/20/2014 - 4:02am

Low consumer spending is a major problem for Japan's economy, which has slipped into recession.

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What The U.S. Could Learn From Japan Slipping Into Recession

Thu, 11/20/2014 - 4:02am

Japan has tumbled back into recession, its third in the past four years, defying the efforts of Prime Minister Shinzo Abe to lead the big — though aging — economy out of a deflationary abyss and back to growth. Steve Inskeep talks to David Wessel about what's gone wrong there. Wessel is director of the Hutchins Center at the Brookings Institution and a contributing correspondent to "The Wall Street Journal."

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Wanted: Snow Shovelers To Clear Bill's Stadium

Thu, 11/20/2014 - 4:02am

Residents in Buffalo, New York, are still dealing with the 6 feet of snow that has fallen so far this week. That includes football fans who hope to clear out their stadium before Sunday's game.

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After Fighting Crime, Ex-Guatemala Attorney General Moves To U.S.

Thu, 11/20/2014 - 4:02am

Steve Inskeep talks to Claudia Paz y Paz who scored convictions against organized crime and an infamous ex-general. Paz y Paz overhauled a prosecutor's office in a country better known for corruption.

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Obama To Spell Out Immigration Plans In Prime-Time Address

Thu, 11/20/2014 - 4:02am

Then on Friday, President Obama will speak about immigration at a Las Vegas High School. It's the same school where Obama launched his push for an immigration overhaul nearly two years ago.

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Residents Wait To See If Ferguson Commission Succeeds

Thu, 11/20/2014 - 4:02am

As Ferguson residents await a grand jury decision, Missouri's governor launched a commission aimed at tackling some of the systemic issues that were showcased by Michael Brown's shooting death.

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