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Senate Allows 3 Provisions Within The Patriot Act To Expire

After a rare Sunday Senate session, three provisions within the Patriot Act expired at midnight — including a program that allowed the government to collect the phone records of millions of Americans.
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10 Years Since Katrina: A Look Back At The Busiest Hurricane Season

Meteorologists say this year's hurricane season will be quieter than usual. But if a Category 3 or higher hit the U.S., it would be the first time since 2005, one of the worst years on record.
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Editing The Climate Talkers: Punctuation's Effect On Earth's Fate

The littlest things — punctuation, precise word choice and grammar — can hold tremendous power in worldwide climate negotiations. This year in Europe, editors get a chance to help make history.
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No. 2 At Justice Warns Growing Prison Budget Detracts From Public Safety

The federal government spends $7 billion a year to incarcerate about 200,000 inmates. That's money Deputy Attorney General Sally Yates says could pay for more FBI agents and local police.
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Wreck Of A 221-Year-Old Slave Ship Is Confirmed Off South Africa

The ship crashed while carrying 400 slaves from Mozambique to Brazil in 1794. It's the first discovery of a wreck that sank while carrying slaves. Artifacts will be displayed at the Smithsonian.
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Bringing Music And A Message Of Hope To Native American Youth

Teens living on reservations often face a daunting array of hurdles. To help them cope, Navajo sibling musicians Clayson and Jeneda Benally are working to inspire students to write songs of their own.
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Parts Of Patriot Act Expire, Even As Senate Moves On Bill Limiting Surveillance

Unable to overcome parliamentary maneuvers by Sen. Rand Paul, the Senate adjourned and let three provisions of the Patriot Act expire at midnight.
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In Rural Alabama, Limited Access To Obstetrics Care

Only 17 of 54 of Alabama's rural counties have hospitals that offer obstetrics services. It's one of the state's greatest healthcare challenges. NPR's Karen Grigsby Bates speaks with journalist Anna Claire Vollers of AL.com and Dale Quinney of the Alabama Rural Health Association.
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Fatal Shootings By Police Twice As High As Official Number, Report Says

An analysis by The Washington Post shows that the number of such incidents is more than twice as high as official federal figures.
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At Vermont's Dog Mountain, Comfort And Community For Pet Lovers

In a small New England town, visitors come to a tiny white chapel dedicated to the souls of dogs. But how it came to be is its own complicated love story.

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