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Unequal Outcomes: Most ICE Detainees Held In Rural Areas Where Deportation Risks Soar

Thu, 08/15/2019 - 07:13

NPR's analysis of Immigration and Customs Enforcement data show 52% of detainees in the last year were held in rural areas, where legal representation is limited and deportation is more likely.

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Democratic Candidates Call Trump A White Supremacist, A Label Some Say Is 'Too Simple'

Thu, 08/15/2019 - 07:00

Several Democratic candidates have ascribed the label to President Trump, but some who track hate and extremism wonder if that's a good idea.

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Ibram X. Kendi Says No One Is 'Not Racist.' So What Should We Do?

Thu, 08/15/2019 - 07:00

His new book 'How To Be Antiractist' is a manual to follow; the author writes that "being an antiracist requires persistent self-awareness, constant self-criticism, and regular self-examination."

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Asian, European Stocks Mixed After Recession Jitters Spark Sell-Off On Wall Street

Thu, 08/15/2019 - 06:27

World markets reacted to the Dow's 800-point drop on Wednesday and the release of economic data hinting that a global recession may be looming.

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After El Paso Shooting, Suburban Houston Voters Reexamine Their Own Views On Guns

Thu, 08/15/2019 - 06:26

Texas is home to some of the deadliest shootings in modern U.S. history. It's making some in a once solidly Republican community outside Houston revisit their positions on gun control.

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Swine Fever Is Killing Vast Numbers Of Pigs In China

Thu, 08/15/2019 - 05:04

The number of pigs in China is falling rapidly due to an epidemic of African Swine Fever. It's affecting farmers and consumers across the world, because China produces half of the world's pork.

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Trump Offers Meeting With China's Xi To Resolve 'Hong Kong Problem'

Thu, 08/15/2019 - 05:02

In a Wednesday evening tweet, the president offered a personal meeting with Xi Jinping in hopes the two could "humanely solve" the unrest over pro-democracy protests in Hong Kong.

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Japan's Emperor And Prime Minister Mark WWII Surrender In Contrasting Annual Rituals

Thu, 08/15/2019 - 03:34

On the 74th anniversary of Japan's surrender, Emperor Naruhito expressed "deep remorse" for his country's wartime role. Meanwhile, Shinzo Abe sent offerings to a shrine that honors Japan's war dead.

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Most Kids On Medicaid Who Are Prescribed ADHD Drugs Don't Get Proper Follow-Up

Thu, 08/15/2019 - 00:06

An inspector general report from the Department of Health and Human Services found that 100,000 kids who were newly prescribed ADHD medication didn't see a care provider for months afterward.

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Jeffrey Epstein's Former Business Associate: I Want To Assist Victims

Wed, 08/14/2019 - 18:57

Steven Hoffenberg spent 18 years in prison for running a Ponzi scheme. He says his former business partner Jeffrey Epstein should have been there too.


MIT Accused Of Costing Workers Millions In Cozy Deal With Financial Giant Fidelity

Wed, 08/14/2019 - 18:09

MIT allegedly stuck its employees with a retirement plan so bad it violated federal labor law, charging them millions of dollars in fees. A lawsuit says the university received millions in donations.

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Philadelphia Police Officers Reported Wounded In Gunbattle With Barricaded Shooter

Wed, 08/14/2019 - 17:59

Six officers have been shot and more were otherwise wounded in an ongoing incident with a barricaded person in North Philadelphia.

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In NYC, Cycling Deaths Increase But Gears Turn Slowly On Safety Measures

Wed, 08/14/2019 - 17:30

A recent surge in cyclist deaths in NYC has called into question whether cities are taking the necessary steps to keep cyclists safe. Cities are adapting but cyclists say not quickly enough.

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His Only Relative Died In El Paso. Now, Wife's Funeral May Draw Hundreds Of Strangers

Wed, 08/14/2019 - 17:09

Antonio Basco asked the funeral home planning his wife's service to invite the public. Now, the mayor of El Paso, a U.S. congresswoman and many others are expected to attend.

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Stacey Abrams Is Not Running For President, Instead Will Focus On Voter Protection

Wed, 08/14/2019 - 15:22

The former Georgia gubernatorial candidate is launching an initiative called Fair Fight 2020 which aims to ensure voter enfranchisement across twenty states.

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Planned Parenthood To Withdraw From Title X, Unless Court Intervenes

Wed, 08/14/2019 - 14:05

The organization says it expects to withdraw rather than comply with new Trump administration rules for the federal family planning program.

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Hide The Wine! I'm Hosting My First Eid al-Adha Feast

Wed, 08/14/2019 - 13:41

I haven't been to a mosque in ages. I had no idea how to celebrate the holiday — or whether it was appropriate for me to do so.

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On 'Pose,' Janet Mock Tells The Stories She Craved As A Young Trans Person

Wed, 08/14/2019 - 13:16

As a writer, director and producer of the TV series about the underground ballroom community in 1980s New York, she says the work sometimes makes her tear up.

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'Lithium' Is A Homage To A Drug — And To The Renegade Side Of Science

Wed, 08/14/2019 - 12:58

By celebrating those who applied the substance as a drug, Walter A. Brown aims to raise awareness — and to demolish what remains of the myth that scientific progress is driven by rigorous dispassion.

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Dow Tumbles More Than 600 Points As Bond Markets Signal Recession

Wed, 08/14/2019 - 12:53

Worries that trade war is hurting global economy and 10-year Treasuries yielding less than 2-year, signaling a recession.

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