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Does Justice For Murder Victims Depend On Race, Geography?

Murder rates in New York City are at historic lows, but many of the murders there remain unsolved. Host Michel Martin learns more from New York Daily News reporter Rocco Parascandola, former NYPD detective Joe Giacalone, and the Brennan Center's Nicole Austin-Hillery.
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Remembering Amiri Baraka

Poet and activist Amiri Baraka died last week at age 79. Kojo revisits an interview with Baraka from 2000.


Former Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon Remembered

A memorial service was held Monday for former Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon. He died on Saturday at the age of 85 after eight years in a coma caused by a stroke. Current and former officials from around the world are in Israel, including Vice President Joe Biden.

Decades Later, Desegregation Still On The Docket In Little Rock

Since the violent 1957 standoff over the integration of Central High School, federal courts have been involved in Little Rock school affairs. Now a deal by the state, school districts and lawyers representing black students could end that oversight.

Kerry: 'No Other Alternative' To Ending Violence In Syria

Secretary of State John Kerry is in Paris preparing for a long-delayed peace conference on Syria next week. He's urging the Syrian opposition to negotiate with a regime they've been trying to topple. The war in Syria has raged for three years and has befuddled the international community.

The U.N. Has Stopped Counting, But Syrians Keep Dying

The Syrian death toll has passed 100,000 but it's become too difficult to accurately keep track of all the killings, according to the United Nations. Here's the story of one recent death: a nurse who had helped establish a makeshift clinic in one of Syria's most contested cities.

The Globes Will Be Golden, But Hollywood Remains Mostly White

Sunday's Golden Globes celebratie a diverse group of actors, but beyond those standouts, Hollywood is still a tough town for minorities. In a "who-you-know" business, professionals say, the only color that really matters is green.

Trans-racial Family Gets Double-Takes 'Everywhere We Go'

Rachel Garlinghouse and her husband, both white, have adopted three African-American children. She tells NPR's Rachel Martin that her trans-racial family makes her look at discrimination "in a whole new way." Garlinghouse says she must be humble and realistic about the challenges.

Ariel Sharon Was Part Of Israel's Tragedy And Solution

Former Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon died on Saturday. He was a soldier-turned-politician who believed in hardline military solutions but also looked beyond force to try to bring peace in Israel. NPR's Rachel Martin talks to Ari Shavit of The Haaretz newspaper about what Sharon meant for the Israeli-Palestinian peace process.

New Constitution Is A Sign Of Tunisia's Optimism

Tunisian lawmakers are poised to give final approval to a new constitution later this week. Political wrangling over the document has long delayed the ratification process, but if the constitution gains final approval on Tuesday, as planned, it will set the stage for a new round of parliamentary elections.