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'We Took Terror Out Of Their Lives': Remembering Youth Advocate Mary Previte

Fri, 12/06/2019 - 13:40

Previte, who died Nov. 16, spent 30 years working with at-risk youth and kids in detention in Camden, N.J. The center she ran became a national model. Originally broadcast in 1993.

Why Virginity Tests Are Making News — In The U.S. And Afghanistan

Fri, 12/06/2019 - 13:28

When the rapper T.I. said he has his teenage daughter undergo an annual virginity test, protests arose in the U.S. In fact, the virginity test is a global issue.

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Samoa Arrests Anti-Vaccination Activist As Measles Death Toll Rises

Fri, 12/06/2019 - 13:06

Government officials say anti-vaccination advocates have complicated their efforts to turn the tide on an epidemic that has killed at least 63 people, most of them children.

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'A New Start' — In Recovery And Learning To Make Musical Instruments In Appalachia

Fri, 12/06/2019 - 12:39

In a region ravaged by job loss and addiction, a musical tradition provides a lifeline for people in recovery.

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France Suffers Travel Woes As General Strike Enters Second Day

Fri, 12/06/2019 - 12:32

The strike took a quieter turn Friday, as protests ebbed but workers still stayed home in anger at a pension reform proposal. Stations and schools across the country remained shuttered.

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Taiwan Gets Tough On Disinformation Suspected From China Ahead Of Elections

Fri, 12/06/2019 - 09:44

The government has fined people and media outlets for spreading false content, amid rising suspicion of mainland Chinese influence on the self-ruled island.

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Navy Says Shooter And 2 Other People Are Dead In Violence At Pensacola Navy Base

Fri, 12/06/2019 - 09:07

Within an hour of the first public alert, the Escambia County Sheriff's Office said, "The shooter is confirmed dead."

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Job Market Surges As Employers Add 266,000 Jobs In November

Fri, 12/06/2019 - 08:40

U.S. employers added a better-than-expected number of jobs last month, boosted in part by the return of General Motors workers who had been on strike in October. The unemployment rate fell to 3.5%.

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India Police Kill 4 Rape Suspects Already In Custody

Fri, 12/06/2019 - 08:11

Police say the men attacked officers as they were investigating the crime scene and were shot dead in self-defense. Many are celebrating swift, sure justice; others call it an extrajudicial execution.

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Hiking Wheelchair Opens Up Outdoor Lifestyle To People With Serious Disabilities

Fri, 12/06/2019 - 05:01

Geoff Babb — a stroke survivor — found that most wheelchairs couldn't take him where he wanted to go. So, he invented a new way to hike with friends and family: an all-terrain wheelchair.

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Nature's 'Brita Filter' Is Dying and Nobody Knows Why

Fri, 12/06/2019 - 05:01

A mysterious die-off of freshwater mussels has scientists scrambling to find a cause. Freshwater mussels clean water and provide habitat to countless other species.

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How Hard Are Tariffs Hitting The Economy? It Depends On Who You Ask

Fri, 12/06/2019 - 05:00

The U.S. economy is still growing, but trade tensions have taken a toll — especially on factories and farms. The trade war's impact on the overall economy is being debated.

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Who Should Get Free College? Buttigieg Ad Inflames Key Divide Among Democrats

Fri, 12/06/2019 - 05:00

Buttigieg has criticized plans that make public college "free for even the kids of millionaires," opening up an argument in the Democratic primary campaign over the role of government.

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President Clinton Was Impeached 21 Years Ago. Some Parallels Run Deep

Fri, 12/06/2019 - 05:00

From the politics to the presidents' counternarratives, there are a number of similarities between the events of December 1998 and the proceedings underway now against President Trump.

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R. Kelly Bribed Official To Marry 15-Year-Old Aaliyah, Government Alleges

Thu, 12/05/2019 - 21:34

Federal prosecutors in Brooklyn, N.Y., have added another charge against the R&B singer: that in 1994, he paid an Illinois official to make a fake ID that claimed that Aaliyah was 18 years old.

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Uber Received Nearly 6,000 U.S. Sexual Assault Claims In Past 2 Years

Thu, 12/05/2019 - 18:30

A new report from Uber, covering 2017 and 2018, says the claims range from unwanted touching and kissing to rape. Also, 19 people were killed in physical assaults during or soon after an Uber ride.

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Orange County Sheriff's Kept Evidence Booking Crisis Secret For Nearly Two Years

Thu, 12/05/2019 - 18:00

Assistant Public Defender Scott Sanders suggested prosecutors covered for law enforcement, helping to keep systematic mishandling of evidence out of public view. "The implications are massive."

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Measles Numbers Were Bad In 2018. This Year, They're Even Worse

Thu, 12/05/2019 - 17:37

The World Health Organization has released the latest data on measles. The increase in cases is notable — and a sign of how much work needs to be done to address the outbreak.

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Woman Heading To Testify At Rape Trial Set On Fire In India

Thu, 12/05/2019 - 17:25

The woman says one of the men who attacked her on Thursday is the same man who raped her last year. It's another horrifying incident in a country grappling with high levels of sexual violence.

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Transcript: NPR's Full Interview With Rep. Doug Collins On Impeachment Inquiry

Thu, 12/05/2019 - 17:14

NPR host Mary Louise Kelly interviews Rep. Doug Collins of Georgia, the top Republican on the House Judiciary Committee, about the impeachment inquiry into President Trump.

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