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Standards For Child Migrants Could Force Detention Centers To Close

Wed, 05/13/2015 - 4:00pm

The Obama administration has detained thousands of immigrant women and children, but that could soon change. A court case is challenging whether it is ever legal to hold children for long periods.

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Santa Fe Cuts Water Consumption By Imposing Tiered Pricing Model

Wed, 05/13/2015 - 3:53pm

NPR's Melissa Block interviews Santa Fe, N.M., Mayor Javier Gonzales about how the city managed to cut water usage by one-fifth while its population grew by 10 percent.

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Army General Overthrows President Of Burundi In Apparent Coup

Wed, 05/13/2015 - 3:53pm

An army general says he has overthrown the president of the tiny African nation. The apparent military coup follows weeks of unrest over the president's plan to be re-elected to a third term.

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The Morning After: Lawmakers Vote To Reduce Amtrak Funding

Wed, 05/13/2015 - 3:48pm

In Philadelphia, an Amtrak train derailed on Tuesday. But in Washington on Wednesday, transportation supporters still could not get the House on track for providing more funding.

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Father Of Police Officer Reflects On Tensions Between Cops, Community

Wed, 05/13/2015 - 3:33pm

At a time when police departments across the country are facing intense criticism, commentator Murray Horwitz says this is a tough time to be a cop. His son is a police officer, and Horwitz says that while there are some bad cops, most do good work.

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European Union Introduces Quota Plan To Address Migrant Crisis

Wed, 05/13/2015 - 3:33pm

European Union countries are being asked to take in 20,000 refugees over the next two years. It's part of an effort to establish a legal route for migration to Europe and stop the flow of migrants across the Mediterranean.

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Amtrak Derailment Creates Commuting Mess Along East Coast

Wed, 05/13/2015 - 3:33pm

The Amtrak derailment in Philadelphia upended travel plans up and down the East Coast. Service was cancelled in much of the rail services' busy Northeast Corridor. Without the train, travelers scrambled to make other plans.

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More Than 200 Injured After Amtrak Train Derails In Philadelphia

Wed, 05/13/2015 - 3:33pm

Amtrak Northeast Regional Train 188 derailed in Philadelphia Tuesday night. At least seven people were killed and more than 200 passengers were treated for injuries.

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William Zinsser, Author Of 'On Writing Well,' Dies

Wed, 05/13/2015 - 3:33pm

William Zinsser, a writer whose 1976 book On Writing Well has become a Bible for people hoping to write concisely and with verve, died Tuesday at 92.

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Kansas Lawmakers Consider Raising Taxes To Lower Deficit

Wed, 05/13/2015 - 3:33pm

Kansas lawmakers and Gov. Sam Brownback cut taxes in 2012 with the goal of spurring economic growth. But now they're facing a budget deficit of $400 million.

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California Builders Prepare For Future Water Needs As Population Grows

Wed, 05/13/2015 - 3:33pm

Under the growing burden of drought, California is struggling to supply enough water to all of the people currently living there. The state is also working on ways to ensure water for millions more residents expected to live there in the future.

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'Nimona' Shifts Shape And Takes Names — In Sensible Armor, Of Course

Wed, 05/13/2015 - 3:33pm

Comics creator Noelle Stevenson has written for Boom! Studios and Marvel's new female Thor. Her webcomic Nimona, about a young shapeshifter with a streak of villainy, has just been released as a book.

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Minnesota Judge Considers Sending ISIS Recruits To Halfway House

Wed, 05/13/2015 - 3:33pm

A Minnesota judge told five young men who are accused of trying to join the self-declared Islamic State that he would consider transferring them to a halfway house if they participated in rehab.

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NTSB Continues Investigation Into Derailed Amtrak Train

Wed, 05/13/2015 - 3:33pm

An Amtrak train derailed in Philadelphia Tuesday night, killing at least seven people and injuring more than 200. The NTSB says the train was traveling at over 100 mph when it derailed.

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The Jeff Austin Band On Mountain Stage

Wed, 05/13/2015 - 3:31pm

The mandolinist and Yonder Mountain String Band alumnus takes the stage as a solo artist.

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Sleater-Kinney On World Cafe

Wed, 05/13/2015 - 3:22pm

Hear excerpts from a recent concert in Paris as the band members sit down to discuss their careers.

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