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Juvenile Justice System Failing Native Americans, Studies Show

Friday, July 31, 2015

One report shows that state courts are twice as likely to incarcerate Native teens for minor crimes like truancy and alcohol use. Another, that alternatives like treatment programs are more effective.
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Ebola Vaccine Hailed As 'Game Changer' In Fight Against The Virus

Friday, July 31, 2015

In a small trial, an experimental vaccine protected 100 percent of people at high risk for Ebola. But more data are needed to figure out exactly how well the vaccine works.
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As Beijing Prepares To Host Winter Olympics, Where Will It Get The Snow?

Friday, July 31, 2015

NPR's Melissa Block talks with Jennifer Turner, director of the China Environment Forum at the Woodrow Wilson Center, about water resources and environmental concerns in the extremely arid region.
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Despite Host Controversy, Amazon Takes A Chance On 'Top Gear'

Friday, July 31, 2015

The trio that made Top Gear the world's biggest car show will return to the small screen in a new show for Amazon Prime. The BBC canned one of its hosts last year after a fight with a producer.
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What Does It Mean To Be A Child Prodigy In Jazz?

Friday, July 31, 2015

Christian McBride, host of Jazz Night In America, examines the piano phenomenon Joey Alexander, his classmate Joey DeFrancesco and his own experience as a hotly tipped young talent.
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The Plan To Give Pell Grants To Prisoners

Friday, July 31, 2015

The Obama administration unveiled a pilot program Friday morning that will once again give some prisoners access to Pell Grants, a form of federal student aid.
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As Migrants Attempt Trip To The U.K., Many Who Make It Are Minors

Friday, July 31, 2015

NPR's Melissa Block speaks with Peter Oakford, cabinet member for specialist children's services at Kent County Council, about the vast numbers of youth migrants crossing into the U.K.
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Planned Parenthood Controversy Raises Questions About Fetal Tissue Research

Friday, July 31, 2015

A series of sting videos targeting Planned Parenthood is raising questions about the field of fetal tissue research. Companies who buy and sell such tissue defend their work.
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International Olympic Committee Chooses Beijing For 2022 Winter Games

Friday, July 31, 2015

The International Olympic Committee announced Friday that the 2022 Winter Games will be held in Beijing.
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Hillary Clinton Knocks Jeb Bush's Slogan At Urban League Conference

Friday, July 31, 2015

Presidential candidates Jeb Bush, Ben Carson, Hillary Clinton, Bernie Sanders and Martin O'Malley addressed the National Urban League Conference in Fort Lauderdale, Fla., Friday morning.
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Remembering Alan Cheuse, Our Longtime Literary Guide

Friday, July 31, 2015

For some 30 years, Alan Cheuse was our guide to the best and worst of the written word. He passed away today at 75, after a car accident two weeks ago. NPR's Susan Stamberg has an appreciation.
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'One Call, That's All': Throwing A Personal Injury Lawyer-Themed Birthday Party

Friday, July 31, 2015

For her son's second birthday, L'erin Dobra of Prairieville, La., chose to throw him a Morris Bart-themed party. Dobra's son is a huge fan of the commercials Bart stars in for a personal injury firm.
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As The West Craves Drought Relief, El Nino May Do More Harm Than Good

Friday, July 31, 2015

There is much hype around a potential El Nino that could help ease the drought on the West Coast. But there are concerns that a deluge of rain could do more harm than good for the long term drought outlook.
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Justice Report Accuses St. Louis County Family Court Of Racial Bias

Friday, July 31, 2015

A Justice Department report says the St. Louis County Family Court violates the constitutional rights of children and routinely discriminates against black children.
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As Midwest Dams Reach End Of Life, Soaked States Can't Handle Repair Costs

Friday, July 31, 2015

More than 11,000 dams across the U.S. have protected lives and property from flooding for decades. But age is catching up to them, and many need repairs. Record rain hasn't helped matters this year.
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Thousands Of Migrants Make Risky Journey From Calais, France, To U.K.

Friday, July 31, 2015

NPR's Melissa Block speaks with Maya Konforti of the humanitarian group L'Auberge des Migrants about the migrants camping out in Calais preparing to make the journey through the Channel Tunnel.
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Letting Go Of The Wheel: How Google Is Easing People Into Self-Driving Cars

Friday, July 31, 2015

Google has begun testing a new self-driving car this summer that is designed to work without a steering wheel. But as the Planet Money team reports, the company's biggest challenge may be convincing Americans to hop inside.
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Week In Politics: 'Black Lives Matter,' Planned Parenthood

Friday, July 31, 2015

NPR's Audie Cornish speaks with regular political commentators, E.J. Dionne of the Washington Post and Brookings Institution, and David Brooks of The New York Times. They discuss presidential candidate reactions to the Black Lives vs. All Lives Matter slogans, courting minority groups for votes, the Planned Parenthood crisis, and a preview to the upcoming Republican presidential debate.
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The Play's The Thing — High School Productions Down The Decades

Friday, July 31, 2015

Bob Mondello looks at the most-produced shows at high schools through seven decades and ponders what the choices made by drama teachers tell us.
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Many Colleges Have Armed Police Squads, But Are They Worth The Risk?

Thursday, July 30, 2015

A University of Cincinnati officer faces murder charges for the traffic stop death of Samuel DuBose, and now critics are questioning the growing trend of giving campus cops weapons.
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