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John Burnett

John Burnett appears in the following:

U.S. Churches Offer Safe Haven For A New Generation Of Immigrants

Tuesday, February 09, 2016

A dozen congregations are harboring immigrants facing deportation. It echoes the sanctuary movement of the 1980s, when hundreds of churches sheltered Central Americans escaping war and violence.

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Crazy For Jerky: An Ancient Trail Food Finds New Fans

Monday, February 01, 2016

Jerky sales are soaring, thanks in part to millennials, who are snacking more than ever. Meat snacks are lightweight, high in nutrition and can travel long distances without spoiling.

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Texas' New Open-Carry Law Unpopular Among Some Gun Owners

Friday, January 15, 2016

Gun-loving Texans fought hard for the right to strap handguns openly on their belts. Now that open carry is the law, some gun owners look down at the open-carry crowd as unsafe and uncouth.

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Central American Families Fear Deportation As Raids Begin

Tuesday, January 05, 2016

Immigration agents are rounding up Central American families who entered the U.S. illegally within the past two years. They are mainly mothers with children whose asylum claims have been rejected.

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Pocket-Sized Revolution: Behind The Harmonica's World-Music Takeover

Saturday, December 26, 2015

Howard Levy found he could get a radical new sound out of the mouth harp, essentially by playing it wrong. Today, followers of his method are finding their way into the world's top conservatories.

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Feds To Open Shelters For Unaccompanied Minors From Latin America

Friday, December 25, 2015

Several centers for migrant children have opened in Texas. Authorities expect more children and families escaping violence from Central America to make their way north to the U.S. this coming year.

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Recent Attacks Spike Interest In Terrorism Insurance

Wednesday, December 16, 2015

When an event happens like the massacres in San Bernardino, Calif., or Paris, interest spikes in terrorism insurance. Nearly six in 10 major businesses in America are insured for terrorism damage.

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Commercial Buildings More Often Than Not Have Terrorism Insurance

Wednesday, December 16, 2015

The Inland Regional Center in San Bernardino, where a terrorist couple killed 14 people, is covered by terrorism insurance. In fact, 6 in 10 major U.S. businesses are insured for terrorism damage.

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The Rapidly Disappearing Elephants Of Tanzania

Sunday, December 13, 2015

The Selous Game Reserve is one of the great untamed places of Africa. It's an ideal home for massive elephant herds โ€” and it also has attracted some of the world's deadliest poachers.

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Long Rife With Setbacks, San Bernardino Is Not Without Faith

Sunday, December 13, 2015

The massacre in San Bernardino, California, was a blow to a place that has had its share of adversity. The city has been battered by economic calamity, wildfires, high crime and bankruptcy.

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'We Needed To Get In There And Save Them,' Says San Bernardino First Responder

Tuesday, December 08, 2015

Thirty-six police, sheriff's deputies and others who plunged into danger last week gathered to tell their stories Tuesday. They relied on training to help them put aside emotions.

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Deepening Anti-Islamic Mood In Texas Rivals Post-Sept. 11 Climate

Monday, December 07, 2015

After Paris and San Bernardino, reports of Islamophobia and attacks on mosques are on the rise, especially in the Dallas-Forth Worth area. One Muslim activist calls 2015 "a banner year for hatred."

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Before The Body Of A Child Saint, A Mother Struggles To Forgive Her Child

Sunday, November 22, 2015

The remains of St. Maria Goretti just finished a 54-city tour of the U.S. At the relic's final stop, in Oklahoma City, one widow went to seek the strength to forgive her husband's murderer โ€” her son.

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Texas Governor Joins Dozens Of Others Saying No To Syrian Refugees

Tuesday, November 17, 2015

Hundreds of people fleeing the war in Syria have already settled in Texas. The governor says he doesn't want any more. We found Texans who support the move against Syrians - and some who don't.

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Several U.S. Governors Come Out Against Resettling Syrian Refugees

Monday, November 16, 2015

More than half a dozen governors have come out against Syrian refugees being resettled in their states. The backlash follows terrorist attacks in Paris and heightened security concern...

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As Asylum Seekers Swap Prison Beds For Ankle Bracelets, Same Firm Profits

Friday, November 13, 2015

A court ordered the release of women and children held in immigrant detention centers in favor of electronic monitoring. The GEO Group operates both. Advocates say that's a conflict of interest.

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From Coltrane To The Club, A Few Fresh Sounds In Jazz

Saturday, October 24, 2015

Musician Jamie Cullum visits Weekend Edition to share a roundup of favorite new releases from contemporary jazz acts.

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For Irish Illegally In U.S., A Life Locked In Place, Hoping For Change

Saturday, October 24, 2015

Over 11 million people now live in the U.S. illegally, about a quarter of whom come from places not in Latin America. That includes unauthorized Irish, and they're pushing for immigration reform, too.

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In A First, Border Agent Indicted For Killing Mexican Teen Across Fence

Friday, October 09, 2015

Diego Roman Elena Rodriguez's brother was unarmed, walking on a sidewalk in Nogales, when Lonnie Swartz shot him. The agent says he felt threatened by rock-throwers; he's expected to plead not guilty.

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Federal Court To Weigh In On Texas Decision To Deny Birth Certificates

Friday, October 02, 2015

A federal judge will hear arguments Friday over a Texas decision to deny birth certificates for babies born in the U.S. to parents who are living here illegally.

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