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Neglecting Baltimore: My story, too

Friday, May 01, 2015

Bruce Wallace grew up in Baltimore. But it wasn't until he was an adult that he ventured to Freddie Gray's neighborhood, to volunteer at a family shelter. "I can't overemphasize how close, geographically, these two Baltimores are.''

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Malala's supposed attackers are now in jail, but many say their trial was a fig leaf

Thursday, April 30, 2015

A Pakistani military court has sentenced 10 men to long prison terms for their involvement in the 2012 attack against Malala Yousafzai. But there's no word on the fate of the chief suspect, and that has some Pakistanis asking if justice has really been served.

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The Takeaway

SCOTUS: Judges Need Limits on Campaign Cash

Thursday, April 30, 2015

Chief Justice John Roberts surprised many legal experts with his majority decision to restrict a judge's ability to directly solicit campaign donations.

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The Takeaway

Race, Class and Baltimore: Inside a Divided City

Wednesday, April 29, 2015

The Takeaway digs into the history of Baltimore—from the roots of the city's segregation, its economic disparity and police-community problems, and what it means for the future.

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PRI's The World

Mexico's marriage equality revolution is a quiet one so far

Tuesday, April 28, 2015

While the US Supreme Court debated the constitutionality of same-sex marriages Tuesday, the Mexican Supreme Court has long recognized the legality of same-sex unions. And that ruling has stirred far less controversy there than similar rulings have in the US.

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The Takeaway

Chicago to Pay Millions to Victims of Police Torture

Tuesday, April 28, 2015

Chicago's police department has a troubled past of violence, but a recent agreement surrounding a horrific torture case could be a step forward. 

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Destroying smugglers' boats won't fix the Mediterranean refugee crisis, this man says

Friday, April 24, 2015

Thousands of refugees are dying trying to find refuge in Europe, and the continent's leaders want to stop the deaths by stopping the smugglers — and blowing up their boats. But that tactic may not fix the problem, and may simply endanger the lives of migrants.

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Two years after it collapsed, Rana Plaza is still haunted by the smell of death

Friday, April 24, 2015

More than 1,000 garment workers died when the Rana Factory complex in Bangladesh collapsed two years ago. Today, the survivors and their families are still haunted by the "smell of death" at the site — and the prejudices they face after making it through the tragedy.

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'It's better to be in the company of seven devils than one policeman'

Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Filipino journalist Orlando de Guzman traveled Ferguson, Missouri, to document the killing of Michael Brown, and found a legacy of entrenched discrimination and police abuse that reminded him of his own experiences back home.

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PRI's The World

Why Israeli courts refuse the death penalty for terrorists

Tuesday, April 21, 2015

Israel courts have only allowed the death penalty once in the country's history, for concentration camp mastermind Adolf Eichmann. But many families of terrorism victims want the state to start imposing the death sentence on the people who killed their loved ones.

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PRI's The World

Egypt's first democratically elected president becomes a convict

Tuesday, April 21, 2015

In 2012, Mohammed Morsi was the president of Egypt; in 2013, he was its deposed leader; today he's a convicted criminal, sentenced to 20 years of hard labor. And this verdict is only the first of several to be handed down against him as Muslim Brotherhood members are tried by the new government.

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PRI's The World

Meet the Pakistani activist fighting the Taliban, igniting Pakistani students abroad

Tuesday, April 21, 2015

Mohammad Jibran Nasir is a 28-year-old lawyer and civil rights activist from Pakistan. He’s touring the United States to promote his message of anti-extremism, and to raise awareness around his two social campaigns, #NeverForgetPk and #ReclaimYourMosques.

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Six Somali Americans are caught attempting to join ISIS 'by any means possible'

Monday, April 20, 2015

Six Somali Americans from Minneapolis have been arrested and charged with terrorism for planning to join forces ISIS, marking just the latest instance of jihadi recruitment among Minnesota's large Somali population.

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The Boston Marathon bombings changed the race — but not necessarily the security conversation

Monday, April 20, 2015

Two years after the Boston Marathon bombing, are we any more secure? Maybe, but one security expert says it's not the marathon attack that's been driving the conversation about security across the country.

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The Takeaway

Georgia Leads The Charge for Criminal Justice Reform

Monday, April 20, 2015

Conservatives and liberals have found a common cause: Criminal justice reform. Georgia's Republican Governor, Nathan Deal, is leading the charge, making his state a model for the nation.

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To the Best of Our Knowledge

Shame-Based Sentencing Instead of Jail Time

Sunday, April 19, 2015

Mike Hubacek talks about the creative, shame-based sentence he received after he killed two people while driving drunk in 1996.

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The Takeaway

How Policing Changes When Everyone's Filming

Thursday, April 16, 2015

A quarter of police departments are already using body cameras or are starting to implement them, and that number is likely to grow. How do cameras change police-community relations? 

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The Takeaway

5 Things to Know Before Recording the Police

Thursday, April 16, 2015

You have a right to record. The police can't delete your videos. But you can't break other laws, like trespassing. Here's what you need to know before taping a police encounter. 

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The Takeaway

Today's Takeaways: Filming the Police, Jane Goodall's Lifelong Work, A Culinary Computer

Thursday, April 16, 2015

The Takeaway looks at the state of technology and policing in America, Dr. Jane Goodall drops by to discuss her new film, and we cook up a recipe from IBM's supercomputer Watson.

PRI's The World

In Finland's 'open prisons,' inmates have the keys

Wednesday, April 15, 2015

How did Finland moved having the highest incarceration rate in Europe to having one of its lowest? Part of the answer lies in its open prisons, where prisoners — even those convicted of crimes like rape and murder — can be gradually eased back into normal life.

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