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Texas Center Part Of New Effort To Detain Illegal Immigrants

Sunday, October 19, 2014

Detaining, rather than releasing, migrants has become a controversial policy for the White House. NPR's John Burnett talks about his recent trip to a new family detention center site in Dilley, Texas.

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As Cattle Prices Climb, Ranchers Watch Out For Bovine Thievery

Sunday, October 19, 2014

Across the U.S., cattle prices are at record highs. So ranchers and special rangers are working to protect herds from cattle rustlers — thieves looking to sell off stolen animals at auction.

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Residents Uneasy About Immigrant Shift Into Suburbs

Sunday, October 19, 2014

Immigrant families living in the U.S. illegally have been moving out of urban areas into the suburbs. That's creating new tensions with some of the people who live there.

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Tennessee Holds Parents Accountable For Children Born Addicted

Sunday, October 19, 2014

NPR's Arun Rath talks to Tennessee obstetrician Jessica Young about a recent law that allows police to arrest mothers who give birth to a child testing positive for drugs.

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As Their Wells Run Dry, California Residents Blame Thirsty Farms

Sunday, October 19, 2014

Many rural residents rely on private wells for tap water. As the severe drought continues, many are wondering why farms seem to be getting water ahead of families.

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California Farmers: We Are Getting 'Much Less Water'

Sunday, October 19, 2014

Farmers say they aren't using up groundwater supplies, nor are they solely to blame for the water crisis. Almond grower Dan Errotabere talks with NPR's Rachel Martin about the situation on his farm.

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The Kissimmee: A River Re-Curved

Sunday, October 19, 2014

In Florida, a key river is undergoing the largest environmental restoration effort in the world. But when complete, a looming water shortage means the river's waters still face an uncertain future.

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Lawyers Band Together To Fight Gun Violence

Saturday, October 18, 2014

A new group called Prosecutors Against Gun Violence has formed to find solutions to gun violence in the U.S. NPR's Arun Rath speaks with attorneys and co-chairs Cyrus Vance Jr. and Mike Feuer.

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A Candidate With Low Poll Numbers, But High Hopes

Saturday, October 18, 2014

Dr. Doug Butzier was the Libertarian candidate for the U.S. Senate in Iowa when he died in a small plane crash this week. NPR's Scott Simon thinks on the hopes even "lost cause" candidates inspire.

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James Foley Memorial Set In His New Hampshire Home Town

Saturday, October 18, 2014

A memorial for journalist James Foley will be held Saturday, on what would have been his 41st birthday. NPR's Scott Simon talks with Rev. Marc Montminy, who is presiding over the service.

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Brooklyn DA Works To Overturn His 'Legacy Of Disgrace'

Saturday, October 18, 2014

Since Kenneth Thompson became district attorney, he's been investigating a number of old cases. As he tells NPR's Scott Simon, he recently asked a judge to throw out a 30-year-old murder conviction.

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In Alaska Race For Governor, Democrats Try An Unusual Tactic: Dropping Out

Saturday, October 18, 2014

Alaska's Republican governor looked to have a lock on re-election, until state Democrats realized that their best tactic would be to give up — and clear the path for an independent challenger.

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Advice For Reporting On Detroit: Avoid 'Urban Settler' Metaphors

Saturday, October 18, 2014

Detroit Metro Times Editor Michael Jackman wrote about some phrases to avoid when writing about his city. Hold the "tabula rasa" and "urban frontier," he tells NPR's Scott Simon.

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Dallas Hospital Deals With Aftermath Of Ebola Missteps

Saturday, October 18, 2014

Authorities in Texas are working to limit travel by health workers who may have been exposed to Ebola. Meanwhile, the hospital at the center of the first cases in the U.S. is trying to move forward.

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Once A Year, Farmers Go Back To Picking Corn By Hand — For Fun

Saturday, October 18, 2014

Farmers across the Midwest harvest billions of bushels of corn nowadays using giant machines called combines. But a contest keeps a more primitive corn-picking technique alive: human hands.

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Washington, D.C., Pitches New Bridge Park As A 'Model For Social Equity'

Friday, October 17, 2014

The park, built on piers left over from an obsolete, demolished bridge, would connect two disparate parts of the city in hopes of sparking new life and knitting two communities.

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California Nurses' Union Pulls Ebola Into Contract Talks

Friday, October 17, 2014

Ebola training, staffing and protective gear are bargaining chips as nurses in California hammer out a new contract with Kaiser Permanente. Their requests mirror the concerns of nurses nationwide.

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Spike In ER, Hospital Use Short-Lived After Calif. Medicaid Expansion

Friday, October 17, 2014

Previous research found that going on Medicaid increased a poor person's use of costly emergency room visits. Now an analysis suggests that initial spike in ER visits quickly tapers off.

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Florida 'Loud Music' Shooter Michael Dunn Gets Life In Prison

Friday, October 17, 2014

Dunn was convicted earlier this month in a second trial for the fatal shooting of black teenager Jordan Davis in 2012.

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Fiesta Fan Photos: Your Dishes On Display

Friday, October 17, 2014

NPR listeners recently threw open their kitchen cabinets and showed off their collections of the brightly colored Fiesta dishware line: stacks of mix-and-match plates, favorite mugs, family heirlooms.

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