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#NPRreads: Wealthier Grays And The Intersection Of Race And Guns

Fri, 2015-06-19 11:21

This week's selection of articles and essays covers a surprising economic fact about seniors, the psychological damage done to juveniles in solitary and a look at the South Carolina church shooting.

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$1 Million Bond For Church Shooting Suspect

Fri, 2015-06-19 11:10

Dylann Roof appeared via videolink for a court hearing today, where he stood expressionless as victims' family members poured out their emotions.

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Why Ebola Won't Go Away In West Africa

Fri, 2015-06-19 10:26

Over the past few months, case tallies have dipped toward zero, only to bounce back up. Health officials worry the outbreak could never end if people keep hiding cases and dead bodies.

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Jon Stewart, Jamelle Bouie, And Others Weigh In On The Charleston Massacre

Fri, 2015-06-19 10:24

We rounded up a few sharp thoughts in the wake of Wednesday night's horrific attack on a historic black church.

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Jon Stewart, Jamelle Bouie, And Others Weigh In On The Charleston Massacre

Fri, 2015-06-19 10:24

We rounded up a few sharp thoughts in the wake of Wednesday night's horrific attack on a black church.

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In Bid To Reshape Violent Image, Juárez Dismantles 'No More Weapons' Sign

Fri, 2015-06-19 09:56

The sign was erected by former Mexican President Felipe Calderón as a protest to the illegal trade of weapons with the U.S. In recent years, the drug violence in the city has receded.

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Brazil Arrests Heads Of 2 Construction Giants In Petrobras Probe

Fri, 2015-06-19 09:32

The two executives, at Odebrecht SA and Andrade Gutierrez, were taken into custody in early morning raids linked to a scandal involving Brazil's state-run oil company Petrobras.

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Ordinary Heroes: Urban Volunteers To The Rescue

Fri, 2015-06-19 09:03

When disaster strikes in a country like Bangladesh, first responders are often regular folks who happen to be on the scene. Now they're getting training so they can face the risks and save lives.

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Doctors, Nurses Among 243 Charged In Million-Dollar Medicare Schemes

Fri, 2015-06-19 08:59

One doctor alone is accused of causing nearly $23 million in fraud losses, including "over 1,000 expensive power wheelchairs... that were not medically necessary and often not provided."

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Administration Proposes New Truck Emissions Rules To Reduce CO2

Fri, 2015-06-19 08:27

The new rules, yet to be finalized, were expected to cut greenhouse gas emissions by a quarter by the year 2027.

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Settlement Reached To Overhaul Mississippi Juvenile Courts

Fri, 2015-06-19 08:27

The Justice Department deal follows a scathing report that uncovered systemic violations of due process rights of young people.

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Hunting Ways To Keep Synthetic Estrogens Out Of Rivers And Seas

Fri, 2015-06-19 08:09

Hormones from medical treatments wind up in wastewater, and that can be a problem. Some scientists think a version of a household chemical, hydrogen peroxide, could be part of the solution.

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Independence Day For Americans With Disabilities

Fri, 2015-06-19 06:33

Marking the 25th anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act and the powerful poster campaign that helped the country come to grips with disability rights.

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'They Will Strafe You,' Bird Expert Says Of Seattle's Dive-Bombing Crows

Fri, 2015-06-19 06:24

"We had crows literally come down and tap me on the head, trying to scare me," a man says of crows that aggressively swoop at humans.

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Toyota's Top Female Executive Arrested In Japan On Drug Charges

Fri, 2015-06-19 05:03

Julie Hamp, who became the automaker's head of public relations in April, allegedly mailed herself a package containing oxycodone pills, declaring the contents to be a necklace.

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U.S. Marshals Add New York Escapees To Most Wanted List

Fri, 2015-06-19 04:56

The two men escaped from a New York prison almost two weeks ago. The list, the agency said, is reserved for the "worst of the worst."

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The Business Of Smuggling Migrants Across The Mediterranean

Fri, 2015-06-19 04:42

A family and a smuggler talk about how the smuggling market works on the Egyptian coast. It can run up to $5,000 a person, but kids go for free.

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Once And Future Nut: How Genetic Engineering May Bring Back Chestnuts

Fri, 2015-06-19 04:28

The American chestnut is poised to return — as a bionic, blight-resistant tree. Scientists hope to plant about 10,000 transgenic plantlets to pollinate trees in the "wild."

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Worried You Have An STD? This App Helps You Quietly Find Out

Fri, 2015-06-19 03:03

Planned Parenthood has an app that offers discreet help for Californians seeking to get tested for chlamydia or gonorrhea.

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In Charleston, A City Gathers To Mourn, Try To Understand Mass Shooting

Fri, 2015-06-19 03:02

The community began to try to pick up the pieces, after a gunman entered a historically black church, opened fire and killed nine people.

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