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House Bound: Baltimore and the Youth Curfew Debate

Starting next month, young people in Baltimore will be subject to one of the strictest curfews in the nation. The curfew imposes a tiered system that bars some youth from the streets as early as 9 p.m. during the summer. Baltimore's law follows similar moves by U.S. cities scarred by high-profile violence. But youth advocates say that past curfews imposed in Baltimore, the D.C. metro region and beyond violate rights, subject parents to unfair scrutiny, and don't deter crime. Kojo explores the public safety and civil rights questions behind keeping kids indoors at night.

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Robert Irwin Brings 'Big' To Texas With Permanent Art Installation

The 87-year-old conceptual artist unveils a large-scale installation of his work in Marfa, Texas, this week. He's spent his career creating site-specific art that often treats light as its subject.
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Scraped, Splattered — But Silent No More. Finally, The Dinner Plate Gets Its Say

Instagram is the Internet's semi-obsessive, borderline-creepy love letter to food. But behind every great meal is a plate doing a pretty-OK job. So a comedian made an Instagram to celebrate plates.
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Post Republican Convention Wrap-Up: Did The Party Make Progress On Unity?

The Republican National Convention wrapped up on Thursday. Ron Elving was there, and tells NPR's Scott Simon about the ups and downs of the four day meeting.
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Making The Cloud Green: Tech Firms Push For Renewable Energy Sources

Few people can demand what kind of electricity they get. But Microsoft and Facebook, which operate huge, power-hungry data centers, are trying to green up the electricity grid with their buying power.

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