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Remote Jailing Cuts Off Inmates From Real-World Support System

County jails that send inmates far away to serve short-term sentences can be a cost-saver to local governments. But it could have major consequences when prisoners are released.
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Obama Administration Emissions Rules Face Supreme Court Test

The rules are aimed at limiting the amount of hazardous pollutants coming from coal and oil-fired utility plants. They're being challenged by industry groups and more than 20 states.
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Retired Oakland Police Officer Recruits Locals To Police Their Own City

Police departments around the county are under pressure to diversify. In Oakland, Calif., officials say police-community relations also might improve by increasing the number of cops who live there.
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Bowling's First 900 Score Still Disputed After 30 Years

NPR's Robert Siegel talks with Jeff Richgels, who writes the blog, "The 11th Frame," about when bowler Glenn Allison rolled 36 strikes in 1982.
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President Obama Holds First Meeting With Afghan President

President Obama held his first face-to-face meeting Tuesday with Afghan President Ashraf Ghani. White House officials say this marks the beginning of a new, more cooperative U.S.-Afghan relationship.
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U.S. Reconsiders Troop Withdrawal Plan In Afghanistan

The Obama administration said Tuesday that it will maintain about 9,800 troops in Afghanistan until the end of 2015. The U.S. originally planned to reduce the number to 5,500 by the end of the year.
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California Plastic Bag Referendum Could Spark Environmental Showdown

A referendum to repeal California's statewide ban on plastic single-use bags has been added to the November 2016 ballot. The measure was backed by the plastic bag industry.
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Despite High Rates Of Nursing Injuries, Government Regulators Take Little Action

While industry and government officials agree something needs to be done to prevent the tens of thousands of debilitating injuries among nursing staff, nobody can agree how to enforce it.
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Lessons In Moving Forward On Race From A 40-Year Mayor

Charleston Mayor Joseph Riley is retiring after 10 terms. "I sought this job ... mainly to help build a bridge between the African-American and the white community," he says.
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Obama Says U.S., Israel Face 'Clear, Substantive Challenge'

The president says Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has made it clear that there will be no two-state solution. Obama says the U.S. now has to re-evaluate its Israeli-Palestinian policy.

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