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Who's The Momma? Artist Gets Asians Young And Old To Swap Styles

A photographer asked young folks in Asia to swap garb with their older relatives. The project explores the way that cultural and generational divides can be seen.
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PTSD In Inner-City Neighborhoods

Kojo looks at how trauma is affecting urban neighborhoods locally and nationally and talk with community activists who work to stave off its negative effects.

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Malala Fund Tries To Help Educate Child Refugees From Syria

Malala Yousafzai, the Pakistani girl who survived an assassination attempt by the Taliban, has become a powerful advocate for children's education. She toured a refugee camp in Jordan along the border with Syria. Malala and Shiza Shahid, the CEO of the Malala fund, spoke with Renee Montagne about the desperate need for more schools and educational opportunities for children of Syrian refugees.
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Another Murder Case In Florida Sparks National Outrage

There's been good deal of discussion the past several days about the jury's verdict in the Michael Dunn trial. He's the white Florida man who shot and killed Jordan Davis, an unarmed black teenager. The jury deadlocked on the charge of first-degree murder, eventually convicting Dunn on lesser charges including attempted murder.
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Ole Miss Civil Rights Statue Vandalized

The FBI is investigating an incident at the University of Mississippi, where vandals draped a noose on a statue of a civil rights pioneer. The statue on the Oxford campus commemorates the enrollment of the first black student at Ole Miss in 1962, which was accompanied by riots.
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Justice Dept. Asks For Help Finding Prisoners Who Deserve Clemency

Longtime followers of the pardon power have criticized President Obama's relatively stingy approach over five years in office. An advocate for ending mandatory minimum sentences says she's "really encouraged" by the new push for clemency.
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Missouri Execution Stalled Over Lethal Drugs In Short Supply

A pharmacy in Tulsa, Okla., has decided not to provide the Missouri Department of Corrections with the drugs needed to execute an inmate on death row. Securing access to necessary drugs has become a common problem in states trying to carry out the death penalty.
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Florida's 'Santa Claus' Of Speeding Tickets Gets Clipped

The small town of Hampton, Fla., will soon be no more. Lawmakers plan to shut down the town after a disastrous audit, prompted by an excess of speeding tickets, revealed its scandal-ridden history. Robert Siegel speaks with Aaron Deslatte, the Tallahassee Bureau Chief of the Orlando Sentinel.
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ID Check Repeal Prompts Spike In Murders, Study Finds

In 2007, Missouri repealed a law requiring gun buyers to obtain a license demonstrating they'd first passed a background check. In the years that followed, the Johns Hopkins Center for Gun Policy and Research tracked the results. In the forthcoming issue of Journal of Urban Health, the center will release it's findings: The law's repeal was associated with an additional 55 to 63 murders per year in Missouri between 2008 and 2012. For more on the report, Audie Cornish speaks with Daniel Webster, the director of the center.
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Once Neglected, Secretaries Of State Step Into The Spotlight

There was a time when secretaries of state were seen as little more than functionaries. That view changed in 2000's Florida presidential election recount, which starred Katherine Harris. Now, secretaries of state are involved in implementing new state laws that have been making it either easier or harder for non-traditional voters to cast ballots — with decidedly partisan implications.

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