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3 Things You Should Know About Birthright Citizenship

Tuesday, August 18, 2015

Every few years, the common law concept of jus soli -- or birthright citizenship — comes back into the news.

This time, it was thrust onto the stage by Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump, who just unveiled an immigration plan. One of his proposals is to stop automatically giving ...

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Indonesian Officials Find No Survivors In Wreckage Of Downed Plane

Tuesday, August 18, 2015

Indonesian rescue crews have found the wreckage of a Trigana Air Service twin-turboprop that was carrying 54 passengers and crew when it crashed in Papua province over the weekend.

The crews found no survivors, but they did recover the plane's black boxes, which could provide a clue as to why ...

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A Second Explosion Hits Bangkok, As Police Track Down Suspect In First Blast

Tuesday, August 18, 2015

As police searched for a man they believe is responsible for a blast that killed at least 20 people and injured 140 others on Monday, a second explosion hit Bangkok on Tuesday.

The second explosion was not deadly. According to the Bangkok Post, someone threw a pipe bomb off ...

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Maryland's 'Batman,' A Real-Life Superhero, Dies

Monday, August 17, 2015

Lenny B. Robinson, a 51-year-old man who came to be known as a real-life superhero in a Batman costume, was killed in a traffic accident on Sunday.

The Washington Post reports that Robinson had stopped on the side of the road in Maryland after his Batmobile, a black Lamborghini, ...

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Cute And Cuddly? Think Again. Koala Terrifies Aussie Farmer

Monday, August 17, 2015

You thought koalas were cute and cuddly, right?

Well, you should ask Ebony Churchill, an Australian dairy farmer, about that.

Churchill uploaded a video on Facebook over the weekend that shows a big koala chasing after her.

"They've got hard, sharp claws, and I didn't want to have him grabbing ...

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Indonesian Authorities Spot Wreckage Thought To Be Of Missing Plane

Monday, August 17, 2015

Indonesian authorities have spotted a wreckage, which they believe belongs to a missing Trigana Air Service turboprop plane, in a remote area of Papua.

The Financial Times reports:

"Search and rescue aircraft spotted the wreck in the Bintang Mountains, according to Reuters, and are heading to the ...

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With Discovery, 3 Scientists Chip Away At An Unsolvable Math Problem

Friday, August 14, 2015

Jennifer McLoud-Mann had almost come to believe that her last two years of work had been for naught.

"It had gotten to the point, where we hadn't found anything," she said. "And I was starting to believe I just don't know if we're going to find anything."

Armed with an ...

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

Thursday, August 06, 2015

If you missed the first Republican presidential debate of the 2016 race Thursday 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:

Donald Trump was, as expected perhaps, unapologetic — about ...

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Review Of Leaked Test Results Shows Doping Is Widespread In Track And Field

Sunday, August 02, 2015

According to a review of the results of 12,000 blood tests, the world of track and field has a doping problem that is as big as the one cycling had at the height of Lance Armstrong's popularity.

That's according to the Sunday Times and Germany's public broadcaster ARD/WDR, ...

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A Hitchhiking Robot's Journey West Ends Early ... In Philadelphia

Sunday, August 02, 2015

After a bunch of really nice humans helped a hitchhiking robot traverse the length of Canada and most of Germany, the robot was going to try to make it from Massachusetts all the way to California.

HitchBOT is the brainchild of two Canadian social scientists. As Frauke Zeller and ...

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Mexican Photojournalist Found Dead In Country's Capital

Sunday, August 02, 2015

A Mexican photojournalist, who worked for, among others, the investigative outfit Proceso, has been found dead along with four other people at an apartment in the country's capital.

According to Article 19, a group that advocates for press freedom, Rubén Espinosa is the 88th journalist killed in Mexico.

But ...

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President Obama To Unveil Tough Proposal Targeting Greenhouse Gases

Sunday, August 02, 2015

Calling it the "biggest, most important step we've ever taken to combat climate change," President Obama said his administration would unveil the final version of a proposal aimed at curbing the amount of carbon pollution put out by power plants.

NPR's Scott Horsley reports that the new regulations are actually ...

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More Debris Washes Up On Réunion Island

Sunday, August 02, 2015

More debris has washed on shore of the French island of La Réunion in the Indian Ocean.

From Paris, reporter Jake Cigainero tells our Newscast unit that French authorities believe the debris could be linked to the missing Malaysia Airlines Flight 370.

Jake filed this report:

"Taking a Sunday ...

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#NPRReads: Considering The Language Of Wine And What's In A Toddler's Mouth

Friday, July 31, 2015

#NPRreads is a weekly feature on Twitter and on The Two-Way. The premise is simple: Correspondents, editors and producers throughout our newsroom share pieces that have kept them reading. They share tidbits using the #NPRreads hashtag — and on Fridays, we highlight some of the best stories.

This week, ...

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Arson Attack That Killed Toddler In West Bank Is Called Terrorism

Friday, July 31, 2015

An arson attack in the West Bank that killed an 18-month-old boy was being condemned widely on Friday, but the Palestinian Liberation Organization is putting the blame on the Israeli government.

The attack happened in the early morning hours of Friday when perpetrators firebombed a house in the village of ...

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In Report, Justice Accuses St. Louis County Family Court Of Racial Bias

Friday, July 31, 2015

In a scathing 60-page report, the Justice Department's Civil Rights Division says the St. Louis County Family Court has engaged in a pattern or practice of conduct that violates the constitutional rights of children caught up in the juvenile justice system.

An investigation, which the department started in 2013, ...

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WikiLeaks Docs Purport To Show The U.S. Spied On Japan's Government

Friday, July 31, 2015

New classified documents released by WikiLeaks purport to show that the United States spied on Japan's government, as well as on Japanese banks and companies, including Mitsubishi.

In one document marked "top secret," the U.S. allegedly distributed information from a conversation between cabinet-level officials from four ministries and Japan's ...

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Beijing Awarded The 2022 Winter Olympic Games

Friday, July 31, 2015

Updated at 10 a.m. ET

The International Olympic Committee has awarded Beijing the 2022 Winter Games.

With the selection, the Chinese city will become the first to host both winter and summer games. Beijing hosted the 2008 Summer Games.

With a vote of 44 to 40, Beijing beat out ...

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University Of Cincinnati Officer Pleads Not Guilty To Murder Charge

Thursday, July 30, 2015

A University of Cincinnati officer who was charged in the murder of an unarmed black man during a routine traffic stop has pleaded not guilty.

Officer Ray Tensing was escorted into a Hamilton County courthouse on Thursday handcuffed and in a prison uniform.

Hamilton County Common Pleas Judge Megan ...

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Testing By AP Finds Water At 2016 Olympic Sites 'Rife With Human Sewage'

Thursday, July 30, 2015

It's no secret that the water at some of the 2016 Olympic venues in Rio de Janeiro has some problems.

NPR's Lourdes Garcia-Navarro got a whiff of one venue in April. But The Associated Press has just put some science into it by commissioning tests over a five-month ...

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