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University Of Chicago Tells Freshmen It Does Not Support 'Trigger Warnings'

The university alerted incoming students in a welcome letter that they will not be shielded from ideas or materials they may find harmful, but it's not barring individual professors from doing so.
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Trump's Many Shifts On Immigration Confuse Supporters And Opponents

After launching his presidential campaign with promises to deport millions of immigrants in this country illegally, Donald Trump has taken positions on the issue that have confused people.
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Week In Politics: Trump Shifts On Immigration Policy

NPR's Kelly McEvers speaks with our regular political commentators, E.J. Dionne of The Washington Post and Brookings Institution and David Brooks of The New York Times about Donald Trump's shift on immigration and Hillary Clinton's speech linking Trump to white supremacists.
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Obama Expands National Marine Monument Off Hawaii Coast

President Obama expanded a national marine monument to encompass 582,578 square miles of land and sea off Hawaii. It's now the largest protected area on the planet. NPR's Kelly McEvers talks with Douglas McCauley, assistant professor at University of California, Santa Barbara, about its beauty and significance.
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Hurricane Katrina Victim Helps People Recover After Louisiana Floods

NPR's Ari Shapiro speaks with Errol Joseph, whose house was flooded by Hurricane Katrina, about how he is working with volunteers from the non-profit Lowernine.org to help people rebuild after flooding in Baton Rouge, La.
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Thrill Ride Accidents Renew Calls For Regulation

A Kansas waterslide recently decapitated a 10-year-old boy, and the tragedy is raising new questions about thrill ride regulation. No federal agency oversees amusement parks or water parks.
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After Hurricane Sandy, Many Chose To Move Rather Than Rebuild

After catastrophic flooding, it might make sense not to rebuild and insure homes that were damaged. Some neighborhoods have retreated rather than rebuilt and insured. That has a lot of advantages, but it is hard to pull off.
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Before Migrants Reach U.S., Mexico Deports Central Americans

The idea of a wall on the U.S.-Mexico border has dominated the U.S. presidential election. But efforts in Mexico barring Central Americans from traveling north might doing the job of a wall.
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Felons' Rights Restored, Early Voting And Other Voting Law Changes This Week

Voting laws have been getting a lot of attention recently and more twists and turns can be expected before the election in November. Here's an update on challenges that saw movement this week.
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LISTEN: Maine's Governor Unleashes Obscenities On Lawmaker Who Criticized Him

Maine Rep. Drew Gattine said it was unhelpful when Gov. Paul LePage made "racially charged" statements. In response, LePage told Gattine, "I am after you" — along with much more vulgar remarks.

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