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Class-Action Lawsuit Accuses 13 Missouri Cities Of Running 'Debtors Prisons'

Fri, 08/12/2016 - 3:31pm

A recently filed class-action lawsuit alleges 13 municipalities in Missouri have been abusing their poorer citizens by ticketing minor infractions and then imposing irrational fines and jail time when they can't pay the tickets. NPR's Audie Cornish talks to Thomas Harvey, executive director of Arch City Defenders, the group leading the suit.

Tens Of Thousands Displaced By Boko Haram In Nigeria

Fri, 08/12/2016 - 3:31pm

Children are among the hardest hit by seven years of Boko Haram's violent insurgency in northeastern Nigeria. Doctors Without Borders warns acutely malnourished children risk starvation and even death. Tens of thousands of people are seeking shelter, food and medical aid, uprooted from their homes by the militants the Nigerian military claims they have defeated.

Week In Politics: Clinton's Tax Returns, Dueling Economic Speeches

Fri, 08/12/2016 - 3:31pm

NPR's Audie Cornish speaks with our regular political commentators, E.J. Dionne of the Washington Post and Brookings Institution and David Brooks of The New York Times. They discuss Hillary Clinton's release of her tax returns and the candidates' economic speeches.

A Look At Accuracy And Turner's Whaling Quartet

Fri, 08/12/2016 - 3:31pm

Turner's whaling paintings, recently on display at the Met, do little to convey the detail of the whale's powerful movement or the seas — but what they do create is atmosphere, says Alva Noë.

Pushing U.S. Gymnasts To The Summit, Marta Karolyi Leaves On Top

Fri, 08/12/2016 - 3:31pm

Marta Karolyi and her husband Bela have helped develop the top women gymnasts in the world since the 1970s, first in Romania and now the U.S. At 73, she's now ready to join her husband in retirement.

The Colony-Killing Mistake Backyard Beekeepers Are Making

Fri, 08/12/2016 - 1:50pm

Bee experts warn that novices may be inadvertently putting their hives in danger by not keeping the mite population in check.

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