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Who Are The Smugglers Transporting Migrants And Refugees?

Thursday, August 27, 2015

The migrants and refugees streaming into Europe aren't traveling on their own. Leonard Doyle, spokesman for the International Organization for Migration, explains who the smugglers are and how their networks get migrants into Europe.
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A Grisly Discovery In Austria: Bodies Of Dozens Of Migrants In A Truck

Thursday, August 27, 2015

The bodies of at least 20 people, thought to be migrants, were recently found in an abandoned truck in Austria. NPR's Ari Shapiro talks with reporter Kerry Skyring about the tragic discovery.
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Wal-Mart To Stop Selling Some Semi-Automatic Rifles, Including The AR-15

Thursday, August 27, 2015

The nation's largest retailer will stop selling military-style modern sporting rifles. Citing low demand, not politics, the company says it will focus on other hunting and sportsman firearms.
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Stock Market's Sudden Correction Might Not Impact Most Americans

Thursday, August 27, 2015

Only about 53 percent of Americans own stocks, and those who do mostly have them in retirement accounts they may not tap for decades. So the stock market's recent drop won't have much effect on them.
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Decade After Hurricane Katrina, Obama Celebrates New Orleans' Resilience

Thursday, August 27, 2015

President Obama visits New Orleans Thursday, on the eve of the 10-year anniversary of Hurricane Katrina hitting the Gulf Coast.
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Hunger Strike Over Future Of Chicago School Enters Its 11th Day

Thursday, August 27, 2015

Parents, teachers and activists are fighting to defend a high school the school board voted to close several years ago. They say officials are ignoring their input over what kind of school to reopen.
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New Play On Incarceration Has The Fingerprints Of Real-Life Prisoners

Thursday, August 27, 2015

Whorl Inside A Loop, a new play opening in New York, looks at six inmates in a medium security prison and the actress who agrees to teach them how to tell their stories — as she steals those stories for her own use. The play really did get its start behind bars.
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Boeing Case Is Latest Targeting 401(k) Plans With Excessive Fees

Thursday, August 27, 2015

The aerospace giant is moving to settle a suit accusing it of mishandling its plan. The case is part of a legal assault by an attorney to stop firms from offering workers high-cost retirement plans.
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Street Where Sandra Bland Was Arrested Renamed In Her Honor

Thursday, August 27, 2015

In Texas, the Prairie View City Council has voted to rename a street as "Sandra Bland Parkway." Bland was arrested by police after a traffic stop and later died in jail.
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'The Wake' Is An Unlikely Hit In An Imaginary Language

Thursday, August 27, 2015

Paul Kingsnorth self-published The Wake, his tale of the 11th-century Norman conquest of England, written in a pastiche of Old and modern English — and was startled when it became a smash hit.
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In Thailand, Young People Push The Boundaries On Public Dissent

Thursday, August 27, 2015

Last week's bombing in Thailand came after a remarkably peaceful 15 months. The military seized power in May 2014, and since, hasn't tolerated public resistance. But opposition is still there.
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Virginia TV Station Remembers Victims Of Wednesday's On-Air Shooting

Thursday, August 27, 2015

It was a somber broadcast this morning at WDBJ in Roanoke, Va., one day after a former station employee gunned down two former co-workers on live television.
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Planned Parenthood Says Experts Found Misleading Edits In Videos

Thursday, August 27, 2015

Planned Parenthood has paid forensic experts to comb through undercover videos released by anti-abortion activists, and their report finds significant distortions and misleading edits. The report has been handed over to Congress, which is investigating allegations that Planned Parenthood illegally profits from fetal tissue donation.
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Mass Rally Protesting Indian Quota System Leads To Unrest

Thursday, August 27, 2015

Protests turned deadly in Gujarat, India, this week. Thousands of people, galvanized by a charismatic young member of the Patel community, took to the streets to demand access to jobs and education.
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A Message In A Bottle Makes Its Way Home — More Than A Century Later

Thursday, August 27, 2015

Guy Baker of England's Marine Biological Association tells the story of a postcard his group recently received. It was addressed to George Parker Bidder — the MBA's esteemed former president, dead for more than 60 years — and had been found in a bottle dropped in the North Sea more than a century earlier.
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Exactly What Kind Of Socialist Is Bernie Sanders?

Thursday, August 27, 2015

Socialists are a rare breed of political animal in this country. There's just one in Congress — Vermont senator and presidential candidate Bernie Sanders.
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Californians Hope Alert System Will Help Catch Drivers Who Hit-And-Run

Wednesday, August 26, 2015

Most of the 7,500 people who fled an accident in Los Angeles county last year will never be caught. But a proposed statewide hit-and-run system could get some of these drivers off the streets.
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Black Lives Matter Publishes 'Campaign Zero' Plan To Reduce Police Violence

Wednesday, August 26, 2015

NPR's Audie Cornish speaks to Brittany Packnett about the campaign to create a policy agenda out of the Black Lives Matter movement.
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Kansas, South Carolina Take NIMBY Stance On Guantanamo Prisoners

Wednesday, August 26, 2015

President Obama's plan to close Guantanamo lacks a crucial element: a U.S. prison to hold captives too dangerous to release. The Pentagon is considering military prisons in Kansas and South Carolina.
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It's Not You. Traffic Has Gotten Worse Since The Great Recession

Wednesday, August 26, 2015

With the recession coming to an end, and more people going back to work, more people are hitting the road. A new report from the Texas Transportation Institute studies traffic across the U.S.
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