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Why Are Kids From Central America Risking Solo Travel To The U.S.?

Thu, 07/03/2014 - 4:18am

The White House has asked Congress for $2 billion to respond to the record number of children arriving at the U.S. border. The funds would be used for shelters and to process deportation proceedings.

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Gunmen Kill Somali Lawmaker And His Bodyguard

Thu, 07/03/2014 - 4:13am

Gunmen kill Somali lawmaker and his bodyguard

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Drought Won't Stop Fireworks In Dry Western States

Thu, 07/03/2014 - 4:03am

Drought won't stop fireworks in dry western states

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Physician Says Pistorius Is A 'Paradox'

Thu, 07/03/2014 - 3:53am

Physician says Pistorius is a 'paradox'

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FBI Seeks Victims Of Child Rape After Suspect Dies

Thu, 07/03/2014 - 3:43am

FBI seeks victims of child rape after suspect dies

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California Wildfire Threatens Wine Country Homes

Thu, 07/03/2014 - 2:23am

California wildfire threatens wine country homes

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For Once, The U.S., Russia And Iran Actually Agree On Something

Thu, 07/03/2014 - 2:14am

There's a broad international consensus that radical militants in Iraq pose a serious threat. But that doesn't mean the U.S., Russia, Iran and others will act in a coordinated fashion.

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5 Things To Know About The 1964 Civil Rights Act

Thu, 07/03/2014 - 2:13am

5 things to know about the 1964 Civil Rights Act

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US Seeks More Security At Some Overseas Airports

Thu, 07/03/2014 - 2:13am

US seeks more security at some overseas airports

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Corporations Are People? It's A Real Legal Concept

Thu, 07/03/2014 - 2:13am

Corporations are people? It's a real legal concept

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An Uncertain Future Of The U.S. Terrorism Insurance Program

Thu, 07/03/2014 - 2:09am

The federal program, which would pay for catastrophic damage if a U.S. city was attacked again, is up for renewal this year and some have begun to worry that it may be in trouble.

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Chikun-What? A New Mosquito-Borne Virus Lands In The U.S.

Thu, 07/03/2014 - 2:08am

It's called chikungunya. And it causes severe joint pain that can last for months. A quarter of a million people have caught the virus in the Caribbean. So how big a problem will it be stateside?

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With Dirt And A Vision, Palestinian Architects Break The Mold

Thu, 07/03/2014 - 2:07am

In the city of Jericho in the West Bank, there's a new home that looks like it might be from another planet. But in fact, its designers took pains to use materials that were as local as possible.

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Addiction Battled Ambition For Reporter Caught In D.C.'s Crack Epidemic

Thu, 07/03/2014 - 2:05am

In the early '90s, Ruben Castaneda was a crime reporter for The Washington Post, and an addict who bought crack on the very streets he wrote about. His new book is called S Street Rising.

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Vroom, Vroom, Hmmmm: Motorcycles As Literary Metaphor

Thu, 07/03/2014 - 2:04am

Motorcycles provide an open road for literature, a device writers can use to talk about adventure, rebellion, even inner peace. NPR's Mandalit del Barco gets some reading ideas from actual bikers.

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Young, Active War Wounded Pushing Medical Science

Thu, 07/03/2014 - 2:03am

Young, active war wounded pushing medical science

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Chinese Leader's Seoul Visit Snubs North Korea

Thu, 07/03/2014 - 2:03am

Chinese leader's Seoul visit snubs North Korea

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Pacifist No More? Experts Discuss Japan's Military

Thu, 07/03/2014 - 1:53am

Pacifist no more? Experts discuss Japan's military

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Israeli's Chemical Scanner Could Change Shopping

Thu, 07/03/2014 - 1:43am

Israeli's chemical scanner could change shopping

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Ahead Of July 4th, East Coast Eyes Tropical Storm

Thu, 07/03/2014 - 1:43am

Ahead of July 4th, East Coast eyes tropical storm

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