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A Campaign To House The Homeless Reaches A Milestone

The campaign to find permanent homes for 100,000 homeless people, including the chronically homeless, was started four years ago. Now, the group behind the push says it has reached its goal.
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At The Head Of Her Class, And Homeless

Rashema Melson is the valedictorian of Anacostia High School in Washington, D.C. She's always excelled at her homework — but for the past six years, she hasn't had a home to do that work in.

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Can You Call Yourself An Environmentalist And Still Eat Meat?

After a Hollywood environmentalist told us the answer to this question was no, we posed it to the followers of the @NPRFood Twitter account. We got a big — and diverse — response.
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Bergdahl's Writings Provide A Window Into His Thoughts

The writings were obtained by The Washington Post, which also reported that the Army sergeant had previously been discharged by the Coast Guard for psychological reasons.
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From The Border To The Hill, Influx Of Immigrant Kids Draws Concern

Jeh Johnson, the secretary of homeland security, addresses questions about the flood of unaccompanied immigrant children and their detention in an immigrant system built for adults.
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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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