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What's In A (Hispanic-Sounding) Surname? We Gave Our Advice. Here's Yours

Sun, 09/17/2017 - 06:18

Last week, Ask Code Switch heard from a woman who was considering trading her white-sounding last name for her boyfriend's Latino one. Here's a roundup of the best advice we got from our readers.

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Dolores Huerta: The Civil Rights Icon Who Showed Farmworkers 'Si Se Puede'

Sun, 09/17/2017 - 03:38

A key architect of the nationwide grape boycott that galvanized the farmworkers' rights movement, her legacy has long been overshadowed. A new film aims to change that. Huerta speaks with NPR.

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U.S. Still Out of Paris Climate Agreement, Despite Conflicting Reports

Sat, 09/16/2017 - 20:07

The White House has reaffirmed its position on the climate pact "unless we can re-enter on terms that are more favorable to our country," after reports from AFP and the WSJ that the U.S. would stay.

DACA, A Student's Story: "They Are The Types Of Immigrants You Want In Your Country"

Sat, 09/16/2017 - 19:44

South Koreans make up the majority of DACA applicants coming to the U.S. illegally from Asia. Now that the future of the program is uncertain, DACA holders like Dan Lee are talking about their status.

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Barbershop: Conservative Free Speech On College Campuses

Sat, 09/16/2017 - 18:07

The Washington Examiner's Sarah Westwood, radio show host Charlie Sykes, and The Root editor-in-chief Danielle Belton weigh in on the controversy surrounding ESPN anchor Jemele Hill and the series of conservative-organized free speech events at University of California, Berkeley.

St. Louis Brace For More Protests Following Police Officer Acquittal

Sat, 09/16/2017 - 18:07

Jason Stockley is a white, former St. Louis police officer who was acquitted in the 2011 shooting death of black driver Anthony Lamar Smith. NPR's Michel Martin speaks with St. Louis Post-Dispatch metro columnist Tony Messenger about what he's calling "two views of disrupting America."

For Floridians With Family In Cuba, Recovery From Irma Is Twice As Taxing

Sat, 09/16/2017 - 18:07

Before Hurricane Irma hit the U.S., it devastated parts of Cuba. In extended families, Cuban-Americans are trying to put their lives back together and help their relatives in Cuba.

St. Thomas Continues To Deal With Destruction Caused By Hurricane Irma

Sat, 09/16/2017 - 18:07

People in the U.S. Virgin Islands are still reeling more than a week after being hit with the full force of Hurricane Irma. On St. Thomas, water and power have not been restored in many areas.

Republicans And Democrats Remain Divided On Fate Of DACA

Sat, 09/16/2017 - 18:07

As the White House may be inching closer to a deal that will decide the fate of 800,000 DACA recipients, Congresswoman Linda Sanchez shares her viewpoint on the current negotiations.

Roald Dahl's Widow Says Charlie From 'The Chocolate Factory' Was Originally Black

Sat, 09/16/2017 - 17:31

Dahl's widow revealed the surprising scoop on the BBC earlier this week.

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A Mostly Typical Saturday In Washington, D.C.: Political Rallies — Plus Juggalos

Sat, 09/16/2017 - 16:09

Some worried the convergence in the nation's capital of a rally for fans of a rap group and two dueling Trump-related protests would lead to violence. But the gatherings remained mostly peaceful.

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U2 Cancels St. Louis Concert After Protests Over Police Acquittal

Sat, 09/16/2017 - 14:27

"As much as we regret having to cancel, we feel it is the only acceptable course of action in the current environment," the band said in a statement with Live Nation.

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Lawmakers Vote To Make California A 'Sanctuary State'

Sat, 09/16/2017 - 12:41

The legislation would prohibit California law enforcement officers from communicating with federal immigration enforcement agencies, with some exceptions.

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Trump's Message For His First U.N. General Assembly: Strength, 'Reform'

Sat, 09/16/2017 - 07:00

Next week, President Trump will make his debut at an institution he has often criticized for inaction. National security adviser H.R. McMaster says Trump will be pushing for change.

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Grilled Cheese Cooked On Shutters? After Irma, Floridians Got Creative With Food

Sat, 09/16/2017 - 07:00

People get hungry during natural disasters, and processed, pre-packaged food can get old fast. But with a little imagination, some folks managed to make themselves some surprisingly good hot meals.

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Leprosy Is Not Quite Yet A Disease Of The Past

Sat, 09/16/2017 - 07:00

In 2006, the World Health Organization issued a report on the "elimination of leprosy as a public health problem." A new report estimates there are still 200,000 new cases a year.

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U.K. Police Make 'Significant Arrest' In Train Attack Case

Sat, 09/16/2017 - 06:41

Police in the U.K. said they arrested an 18-year-old man in southeast England Saturday morning. The attack injured at least 30 people in London Friday.

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'From The Mundane To The Magnificent': Photos From The Chicano Rights Movement

Sat, 09/16/2017 - 06:18

From 1967 until 1977, photographers from La Raza chronicled Chicanos in and around Los Angeles. This month, the Autry Museum of the American West is sharing some of the most powerful images.

DeVos 'Rethinks' Education; Irma Shuts Down Florida Schools

Sat, 09/16/2017 - 06:09

From hurricanes to pension battles, there is education news from Puerto Rico to Wyoming in our weekly roundup.

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Tackle Negative Thinking Head-On To Boost Diversity In Biomedicine

Sat, 09/16/2017 - 05:09

One California university is trying a new strategy to help minority students perform better in STEM classes and develop the mental resilience to face future challenges.

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