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New Numbers Show Significant Drop In Deportations Of Minors

Monday, July 07, 2014

Using a Freedom of Information Act request, Brian Bennett of the Los Angeles Times recently obtained data on deportations. As Bennett explains to Robert Siegel, the numbers show that deportations of minors have dropped significantly since 2008.

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Asian-American Leadership Programs Tackle The 'Bamboo Ceiling'

Monday, July 07, 2014

The programs aim to address a lack of Asian-American representation among top executives by highlighting the cultural tendencies of American workplaces.

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In California Town, Protests Shed Light On National Immigration Debate

Monday, July 07, 2014

Residents of Murrieta, California blocked buses of undocumented immigrants, forcing them to go to another town. Host Michel Martin learns more about the protests and the influx of immigrants.

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Morning Edition

Funnel Cloud Photo Bombs Wedding Pix

Monday, July 07, 2014

As a Canadian bride and groom posed for a close-up — down the road from their ceremony — a funnel cloud appeared behind them.

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Morning Edition

Firecracker Man Calls Himself A Little Nuts

Monday, July 07, 2014

John Fletcher of Michigan celebrated Independence Day by setting off 10,500 firecrackers attached to his body. He's done this for years. Sometimes he gets injured.

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Morning Edition

Land Bank In Newburgh, N.Y., Tasked With Fixing Up Decay

Monday, July 07, 2014

Land banks are public entities created to revive vacant or tax-foreclosed properties. The small city of Newburgh on the Hudson River has been trying to revitalize itself using a land bank.

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Morning Edition

A Presidential Contest ... For Obama's Library

Monday, July 07, 2014

There are 13 presidential libraries and soon there will be a 14th, for President Obama. Places vying for the prize stretch from Hawaii to New York. Chicago is so eager it's pitched multiple proposals.

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Morning Edition

For Many Americans, Stress Takes A Toll On Health And Family

Monday, July 07, 2014

Half of Americans say they've had a major stressful event in the past year, according to a poll by NPR, the Harvard School of Public Health and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. Here's how it hurts.

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All Things Considered

Programs Target Poverty In Obama's 5 'Promise Zones'

Sunday, July 06, 2014

The idea is to basically carpet-bomb specific urban neighborhoods and rural areas with programs like after-school classes, GED courses and job training, with the goal of turning those areas around.

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All Things Considered

Increasing Use Of Oil Trains Inspires Backlash From States

Sunday, July 06, 2014

It's been a year since a train carrying crude oil exploded near a town in Quebec, killing nearly 50. The accident drew attention to the use of railroads to ship crude from North Dakota to the coasts.

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First Responders Unprepared For Another Train Disaster

Sunday, July 06, 2014

One year after an oil train derailed and exploded in Lac-Megantic, Quebec, some firemen and first responders say they still don't have the training or manpower to handle a similar disaster.

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Keeping Time By Rubidium At The Naval Observatory

Sunday, July 06, 2014

You know when you dial a number, and a man reads you the exact time at the tone? That precise timekeeping starts at the Naval Observatory in Washington, D.C. NPR's Linda Wertheimer takes a tour.

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It's A Nice Day For A Flash Wedding

Sunday, July 06, 2014

In these pop-up weddings, locations are never booked, planning is minimal and fingers are crossed that you don't get asked to leave before you finish the ceremony.

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All Things Considered

More Municipalities Deny Federal Requests, Won't Detain Immigrants

Saturday, July 05, 2014

Local police are sometimes asked to hold immigrants suspected of crimes until they can be moved to federal custody for deportation. But a mix of politics and liability is undermining that system.

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All Things Considered

Court System Not Equipped For Deluge Of Underage Immigrants

Saturday, July 05, 2014

This week Congress held a hearing to discuss the influx of unaccompanied children at the border. Ramon Garcia, a county judge in the Rio Grande Valley, talks to NPR's Kelly McEvers about the problem.

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All Things Considered

Faith Strengthens Aging Parents As They Care For Their Son

Saturday, July 05, 2014

Judy and James Lee's lives revolve around providing 24-hour care to their 16-year-old son. As they get older, they worry about who will eventually take care of him.

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Caregiving Takes Hefty Financial Toll, But Help Is Available

Saturday, July 05, 2014

NPR's Kelly McEvers talks with special needs lawyer Theresa Varnet and social entrepreneur Al Etmanski about the types of assistance available for families caring for a special needs child.

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WATCH: Hurricane Arthur From 30 Miles Out At Sea

Saturday, July 05, 2014

Video shot from off the North Carolina coast at Frying Pan Tower, a former U.S. Coast Guard Light Station that's been converted to a bed and breakfast.

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Philadelphia Row House Fire Kills 4 Children

Saturday, July 05, 2014

The fire that broke out very early this morning swept through 10 row houses in a predominately African immigrant community in the city's southwest.

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Arthur Disrupts July 4th Festivities, But Does Little Damage

Saturday, July 05, 2014

The first hurricane of the season — now downgraded to a tropical storm — skirted the U.S. East Coast, inconveniencing holiday revelers.

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