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Investigating a Murder in Mississippi

Sunday, March 15, 2015

Australian filmmaker and prankster John Safran talks about his trip to Mississippi to investigate the murder of a white national named Richard Barrett by a young black man named Vincent McGee.

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From thousands of miles away, an activist tries to keep change alive in Egypt

Friday, March 13, 2015

Amira Mikhail was in Cairo's Tahrir Square on the day Hosni Mubarak was ousted from power. Four years later, she's still trying to press for change — but the disappointment of the Egyptian revolution's aftermath means she's doing it from the United States.

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Using Faith, Community & Art to Heal Ferguson

Friday, March 13, 2015

A pastor and an arts and education organization in St. Louis have been working to bridge divides in the community over the last seven months.

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'I cannot keep silent,' says Boris Nemtsov's daughter

Friday, March 13, 2015

Zhanna Nemtsova, the 30-year old daughter of murdered Russian opposition leader Boris Nemtsov, is pointing the finger at the Russian government for the death of her father. But hopes that his killing may unite Russia's opposition seem faint.

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The man who escaped the Tsarnaev brothers takes the stand in Boston

Friday, March 13, 2015

Jurors in the Boston Marathon bombing trial heard testimony on Friday from Dun Meng, who made a dramatic escape after his car was hijacked by bombing suspect Tamerlan Tsarnaev.

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Working for Equal Justice - Bryan Stevenson

Friday, March 13, 2015

Lawyer Bryan Stevenson talks about his work winning relief for dozens of condemned prisoners and challenging bias against the poor and people of color.

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What Ferguson has shown us about race relations in America

Thursday, March 12, 2015

Timeline: The shooting of two Ferguson police officers is just the latest tumult in the Missouri town where a police officer killed 18-year-old Michael Brown in August.

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Brazil passes a new law specifically outlawing female homicide — femicide

Thursday, March 12, 2015

Brazilian president Dilma Rousseff recently signed into law a bill that provides strict penalties against female homicide or femicide.

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Two Officers Shot Outside Ferguson Police Station

Thursday, March 12, 2015

The officers were within a crowd of protesters that had gathered outside the station after the city's police chief, Thomas Jackson, agreed to resign.

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Why one woman's fight to be with her husband wound up at the Supreme Court

Thursday, March 12, 2015

Fauzia Din wants to know why her Afghan husband’s visa was denied, but the US government has stayed mum, citing national security.

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A killing in Dallas has the Muslim community on edge

Wednesday, March 11, 2015

Ahmed al-Jumaili had only been in Dallas for less than three weeks when he was shot and killed. But members of the Muslim community in north Texas say hostility and hate crimes are nothing new, and have been on the rise in recent years.

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China detains female activists ahead of International Women’s Day

Monday, March 09, 2015

Activists in China had planned to call attention to domestic violence ahead of International Women’s Day this past Sunday, but China's state security stepped in to detain at least 10 activists in three different Chinese cities.

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Everyone says Dzhokhar Tsarnaev bombed the Boston Marathon — even his own lawyers

Wednesday, March 04, 2015

The trial of Dzhokhar Tsarnaev opened with the accused bomber's lawyers admitting that he carried out the crime. Emotions ran high as tapes and memories of the bombing were aired in court.

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Transforming the Juvenile Justice System

Wednesday, March 04, 2015

Lucas County, Ohio has become a model for transforming its juvenile justice system, focusing on community-based rehabilitation rather than incarceration. 

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StoryCorps 416: Mr. McQueen Goes to Washington

Wednesday, March 04, 2015

Just a few years ago, 18-year-old Noah McQueen was in trouble with the law, but today he is part of My Brother's Keeper, a White House initiative for young men of color. Noah recently had the chance to record a StoryCorps interview with President Barack Obama, who wanted to know more about Noah's life.

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Today's Takeaways: A New Clinton Scandal, A Habitable Moon, and Science For Sale

Wednesday, March 04, 2015

The Takeaway looks at a new scandal swirling around Hillary Clinton, we explore what a habitable moon would look like, and we discuss the corporate business of buying experts.        

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DOJ Accuses Ferguson Police of Racial Bias

Tuesday, March 03, 2015

The Justice Department has formally accused the police of Ferguson, Missouri of racial bias this week. What can Ferguson learn from other cities previously monitored by the DOJ?

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On Our Minds: Slavery and Capitalism

Sunday, February 22, 2015

When we think of slavery, many of us think of it as an historic trauma—something in the past that the nation"overcame" to become what it is today. But according to Edward Baptist, the instution of slavery drove the economic development and modernization of the United States, and laid the groundwork for American capitalism as we know it today.

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The arrest of Caracas' mayor stuns and angers Venezuelans

Friday, February 20, 2015

Caracas Mayor Antonio Ledezma was arrested Thursday night, accused of plotting to overthrow President Nicolas Maduro. But even in a country where political arrests are common, this latest accusation is more than just business as usual.

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Undocumented immigrants play the waiting game after the White House pauses immigration action

Wednesday, February 18, 2015

In the process of getting temporary relief, undocumented immigrants hang in the balance as the White House faces a Texas court's injunction on Obama's immigration action.

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