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Mayors Of Border Cities Watching Immigration Debate Closely

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The fate of this round of immigration reform will be decided by lawmakers on Capitol Hill, but the effects will be felt in cities and towns across all 50 states. Particularly those on the U.S.-Mexico border. Weekend Edition Sunday host Rachel Martin speaks with two mayors with an up-close view of the immigration debate: John Cook, the mayor of El Paso, Texas, and Raul Salinas, the mayor of Laredo, Texas.

No Meekness Here: Meet Rosa Parks, 'Lifelong Freedom Fighter'

As the 60th anniversary of the historic Montgomery Bus Boycott approaches, author Jeanne Theoharis says it's time to let go of the image of Rosa Parks as an unassuming accidental activist.

Internet Food Culture Gives Rise To New 'Eatymology'

Internet food culture has brought us new words for nearly every gastronomical condition. The author of "Eatymology," parodist Josh Friedland, discusses "brogurt" with NPR's Rachel Martin.
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World Leaders Meet For The UN Climate Change Summit In Paris

World leaders meet for the UN climate change summit in Paris to discuss plans for reducing carbon emissions. What's at stake for the talks, and prospects for a major agreement.


What Is Li-Fi And When Will You Use It To Download Everything Faster?

Li-Fi is a lot like Wi-Fi, but it uses light to transmit data. NPR's Scott Simon speaks to the man who invented the faster alternative: Harald Haas.

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