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How Border Patrol Handles The Immigrant Children Streaming Into Texas

Vast numbers of Central American children are streaming into the U.S., overwhelming the agencies charged with their care. Outbreaks of chicken pox and scabies have been reported at some centers.
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The Woes Of The World Cup Fans Far From Home

It isn't easy being a World Cup fan in a country where spouses and bosses just don't understand soccer. WNYC's Jim O'Grady reports that some immigrants with World Cup fever in the U.S. must go to great lengths to catch their home country's games on TV.
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Las Vegas Shooting Returns Police Attention To Bundy's Ranch

Las Vegas police are now confirming that law enforcement officials made three prior contacts with the suspects of a recent shooting spree that left five people dead, including two police officers. Authorities found no indication during those visits that Jerad Miller and his wife, Amanda, planned to carry out violence. The couple's anti-government and anti-law enforcement sentiments continue to be the focus of the investigation.
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Oregon School Shooter Was 15-Year-Old Student, Police Say

Authorities say Jared Michael Padgett stole an "AR-15-type" rifle that was locked up in his home, as well as a semi-automatic handgun and nine magazines of ammunition.
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Platelet-Rich Plasma Therapy Gains Fans, But Remains Unproven

Pro athletes and duffers alike are trying injections of platelet-rich plasma to treat chronic injuries like tennis elbow. But despite thousands of studies, it's not clear that the treatment works.
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Is Bergdahl Exchange Really Unprecedented?

The Pentagon's lawyer said the deal to swap the Army sergeant for Taliban prisoners wasn't a first, citing the release of an Army pilot in Somalia. But the man who engineered that release disagrees.
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Bill To Allow Refinancing Of Student Loans Dies In Senate

The bill was shot down days after President Obama urged Congress to help ease the burden of student loan debt. It would have required a higher tax on the wealthy.
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The Difficulty And Drama Of Building A Top Black Magazine

Essence might be the longest-running magazine for black women, but the authors of a new book, The Man From Essence, admit that the road to building the brand had many twists and turns.
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Could Detroit's Automakers Save Its Art Treasures?

Chrysler, General Motors and Ford offered up a multi-million dollar deal to help the bankrupt city of Detroit. But are there any strings attached to the cash and will it be enough to save the city?
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Do You Want The Truth, Or Do You Just Like Your Story Better?

In her "Can I Just Tell You" essay, host Michel Martin warns against letting an assumed narrative overtake the facts of a story.

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