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Alabama Judge Accused Of Telling Offenders To Give Blood Or Go To Jail

Tuesday, October 20, 2015

The actions of a circuit judge in Marion, Ala., are raising all kinds of questions about the ethics of essentially sentencing someone to have a medical procedure.

In a recording released by the Southern Poverty Law Center, Judge Marvin Wiggins told a courtroom full of offenders that if they ...

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'El Chapo' Guzmán Escapes From Authorities, But Suffers Injuries

Saturday, October 17, 2015

Joaquín "El Chapo" Guzmán has once again eluded Mexican authorities.

This time, reports NPR's Carrie Kahn, Mexican marines had found Mexico's most wanted drug trafficker in a remote mountainous area, but he got away again, suffering injuries.

Carrie sent this report to our Newscast unit:

"Mexican officials say marines ...

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Mess Left By Mudslides In California Could Take Days To Clean Up

Saturday, October 17, 2015

The mess left behind by mudslides in California could take days to clean up.

CBS News reports that strong thunderstorms caused massive mudslides that left vehicles on Highway 58 in up to 6 feet of mud. CBS reports:

"On Friday, rescuers and those stranded in the highway debris ...

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Judge Says Texas Can Continue Denying Birth Certificates To Immigrants' Kids

Saturday, October 17, 2015

Texas can — for now — continue to deny issuing birth certificates to the U.S.-born children of illegal immigrants, a federal judge decided on Friday.

If you remember, a group of undocumented immigrants sued the state because it refused to issue birth certificates saying certain types of identification ...

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More Attacks, Deaths In Conflict Between Israelis And Palestinians

Saturday, October 17, 2015

Violence between Israelis and Palestinians continued unabated on Saturday.

Reporting from Jerusalem, NPR's Emily Harris tells Weekend Edition that three more Palestinians were killed after Israeli Police say they tried to stab Israelis in Jerusalem and the West Bank.

On Friday, four Palestinians were killed in clashes with Israeli soldiers.

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We Ask Experts: Has The Situation In Syria Become A Proxy War?

Saturday, October 17, 2015

During a recent news conference, President Obama said he would not allow the current conflict in Syria to devolve into a proxy war between the United States and Russia.

"That would be bad strategy on our part," he said. "This is a battle between Russia, Iran and [Syrian President ...

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WATCH: Politicians Usually Kiss Kids, London's Boris Johnson Tackles 'Em

Friday, October 16, 2015

Politicians are notorious for using kids as political pawns. Think of all the baby kissing that presidential candidates do.

The Mayor of London, however, apparently didn't get the memo.

Boris Johnson was playing touch rugby while on a trade visit to Japan on Thursday, when he tackled a 10-year-old ...

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Turkey Says It Has Shot Down A Drone That Crossed Into Its Airspace

Friday, October 16, 2015

The Turkish military says it has shot down a drone that crossed into its airspace from Syria.

NPR's Peter Kenyon reports that Turkey did not say what country owns the drone. He filed this report for our Newscast unit:

"The Turkish military says its planes picked up the aircraft ...

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Palestinians Set Fire To Joseph's Tomb In The West Bank

Friday, October 16, 2015

In yet another sign of escalating violence in the region, the Israeli military says that Palestinians set fire to Joseph's Tomb in the city of Nablus in the West Bank on Friday morning.

As CNN explains, Nablus is controlled by the Palestinian Authority and the tomb is venerated by ...

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Obama: Slowing Afghan Drawdown 'Is The Right Thing To Do'

Thursday, October 15, 2015

Speaking from the Roosevelt Room of the White House, President Obama said on Thursday that slowing down the U.S. withdrawal from Afghanistan is "the right thing to do."

"Afghan forces are still not as strong as they need to be," Obama said, so the United States will leave 9,800 troops ...

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Israel Accuses Palestinian Leader Abbas Of Inciting Terrorism

Thursday, October 15, 2015

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is accusing Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas of inciting terrorism with statements that Israeli police killed a 13-year-old boy in Jerusalem.

In his speech, Abbas was referring to a graphic video posted on the Web that shows an injured Palestinian boy being taunted by a ...

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Breaking Up City Hall Sit-In, Baltimore Police Arrest 12 Demonstrators

Thursday, October 15, 2015

Baltimore Police arrested a dozen demonstrators who had remained inside City Hall through the early morning.

The protest began last night during a hearing on the permanent appointment of Baltimore Police Interim Commissioner Kevin Davis. As the AP reports, the activists don't want the city council to move forward ...

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New Hubble Images Show Jupiter's Great Red Spot Is Still Shrinking

Wednesday, October 14, 2015

The Great Red Spot on Jupiter continues to shrink, spectacular new images from the Hubble Space Telescope show. (See big versions of the pictures here and here.)

But, scientists say, the big storm, which has been swirling around the planet for hundreds of years, will likely put up ...

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Israel Deploys Soldiers To Cities To Help Quell Violence

Wednesday, October 14, 2015

Israel has started deploying soldiers to cities in an effort to quell escalating violence between Israelis and Palestinians.

NPR's Emily Harris reports that in recent weeks, at least seven Israelis and more than two dozen Palestinians have been killed.

As The Associated Press reports, the deployment comes after a ...

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The First Democratic Presidential Debate In 100 Words (And A Video)

Tuesday, October 13, 2015

If you missed the first Democratic presidential debate of the 2016 race Tuesday evening, our friends at It's All Politics have wall-to-wall coverage. If you want a quickie, here's a 100-word recap — and video clip — of what happened:

Bernie Sanders foreshadowed a subdued debate without attacks. ...

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Iran Test-Fires A New, Precision-Guided Ballistic Missile

Sunday, October 11, 2015

Iran showed off a new, precision-guided ballistic missile on state television Sunday.

"The Emad missile is able to strike targets with a high level of precision and completely destroy them ... This greatly increases Iran's strategic deterrence capability," Defense Minister Hossein Dehghan said at a televised news conference, according ...

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Tamir Rice's Family: Prosecutor Is On A Quest To Avoid Accountability

Sunday, October 11, 2015

The family of a 12-year-old boy who was killed by a Cleveland police officer say that the prosecutor on the case "has been on an 11-month quest to avoid providing that accountability."

The family of Tamir Rice issued a statement after Prosecutor Timothy J. McGinty released two independent reports ...

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U.S. Will Make 'Condolence Payments' To Victims Of Kunduz Hospital Airstrike

Sunday, October 11, 2015

The United States says it will offer "condolence payments" to the civilian victims and the family of those killed during a U.S. airstrike on a Doctors Without Borders hospital in Kunduz, Afghanistan.

In a statement, Pentagon Press Secretary Peter Cook said that the U.S. will "work with those affected to ...

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Thousands March In Ankara To Mourn Bombing Victims

Sunday, October 11, 2015

A day after a bombing left 95 people dead, thousands of demonstrators gathered on the streets of Ankara on Sunday to the victims.

Many in the crowd chanted anti-government slogans. Others demanded justice.

USA Today reports that some demonstrators wanted to lay flowers near the site of the twin ...

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Thousands Rally In D.C. For 20th Anniversary Of Million Man March

Saturday, October 10, 2015

Thousands of demonstrators marched on the National Mall on Saturday in commemoration of the 20th anniversary of the Million Man March.

The theme of the march this time around was "Justice or Else," and it featured a diverse line-up of speakers who touched on a wide array of issues — ...

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