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Alexandra Starr

Alexandra Starr is currently working as a reporter at NPR.  

Alexandra Starr appears in the following:

Pilot Programs Help Former Convicts Find Housing

Sunday, January 10, 2016

A few cities around the country have programs allowing some former felons to move in with relatives who live in public housing.

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Immigration Emerging As Top Issue In 2016

Monday, December 28, 2015

Raids are in the offing; at the same time some of President Obama's signature initiatives helping migrants may be imperiled by Republicans.

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South Korea And Japan Reach Landmark Deal Over Comfort Women

Monday, December 28, 2015

The Japanese government apologized and offered some $8 million in compensation for forcing tens of thousands of Korean women into sexual slavery during World War II.

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Meadowlark Lemon, Star Of The Harlem Globetrotters, Dies

Monday, December 28, 2015

The player dubbed the "clown prince of basketball" was 83.

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Pope Francis Asks Central American Governments To Help Cuban Migrants

Sunday, December 27, 2015

Thousands of Cubans have been stuck in Costa Rica as they attempt to make their way to the United States.

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Olympian Michael Phelps To Coach At Arizona State University

Sunday, December 27, 2015

The swimmer — who holds 18 Olympic gold medals — intends to join ASU's coaching staff after next summer's Rio Olympics.

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Psychiatrist Who Played Major Role In Destigmatizing Homosexuality Dies

Sunday, December 27, 2015

Robert Spitzer helped create the first set of rigorous standards to identify mental disorders.

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June Retrial For Baltimore Police Officer In Freddie Gray Death

Monday, December 21, 2015

Last week, a hung jury failed to come to an agreement on whether William Porter was guilty of involuntary manslaughter and other charges. Porter was the first of six police officers to be tried.

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Inconclusive Spanish Elections Usher In Period Of Political Uncertainty

Monday, December 21, 2015

Spain's ruling conservatives won the most votes in Sunday's elections but fell far short of a majority. Whether Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy will be able to remain in office is unclear.

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Black Actress To Play Hermione In Harry Potter Play

Monday, December 21, 2015

Harry Potter creator J.K. Rowling celebrated the choice on social media.

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'Star Wars: The Force Awakens' Breaks Box Office Records

Monday, December 21, 2015

The movie took in more than half a billion dollars worldwide and could become the top-grossing film in history.

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Some Muslim Women Are Taking Self-Defense Into Their Own Hands

Friday, December 18, 2015

Anti-Muslim sentiment is on the rise, and Muslim women wearing hijabs can be particularly vulnerable. That has prompted two women in New York to organize an all-female class for observant Muslims.

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Obama Administration Eyes Detention As More Central Americans Cross Border

Friday, December 11, 2015

The Obama administration hopes to revive extended family detention, arguing it acts as a deterrent. Some border authorities agree.

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Supreme Court Won't Hear Challenge To Chicago Suburb's Assault Weapons Ban

Monday, December 07, 2015

A lower court had upheld Highland Park, Ill.'s ban on the possession or sale of semiautomatic weapons.

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Far-Right National Front Gains In French Regional Elections

Monday, December 07, 2015

If the party can solidify the gains in the second round of voting next Sunday, it will position leader Marine Le Pen as a formidable candidate in the 2017 presidential election.

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Socialist Government Could Be Headed For Election Defeat In Venezuela

Friday, December 04, 2015

Tensions are running high around the voting coming up on Sunday. Leading international observers have been barred by the government. Low oil prices have battered the country's economy.

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Germany Votes To Provide Military Support In Fight Against ISIS

Friday, December 04, 2015

Germany will send six Tornado jets, a naval frigate and up to 1,200 soldiers to Syria. But it will not be conducting airstrikes.

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Turkey Arrests Migrants After Agreement With European Union

Monday, November 30, 2015

The EU promised to give financial aid and to renew consideration of Turkish membership in the union. Then Turkey arrested more than 1,000 migrants who were planning to sail to Greece.

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Northern Ireland's Abortion Law Violates Human Rights, Court Rules

Monday, November 30, 2015

The decision by a Belfast High Court judge puts pressure on lawmakers to reconsider the near-total ban on pregnancy termination.

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Dorothy Dress From 'The Wizard Of Oz' Sells For More Than $1.5M

Monday, November 23, 2015

The price for the blue-and-white gingham pinafore that Judy Garland wore exceeded expectations at auction.

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