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New IRS Chief John Koskien: 'I Enjoy A Crisis'

Koskien is a professional fixer. He has helmed a mortgage lending giant, a city and now the IRS through scandals and disasters — to varying degrees of success, as he tells NPR's Linda Wertheimer.
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First Responders Unprepared For Another Train Disaster

One year after an oil train derailed and exploded in Lac-Megantic, Quebec, some firemen and first responders say they still don't have the training or manpower to handle a similar disaster.
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It's A Nice Day For A Flash Wedding

In these pop-up weddings, locations are never booked, planning is minimal and fingers are crossed that you don't get asked to leave before you finish the ceremony.
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More Municipalities Deny Federal Requests, Won't Detain Immigrants

Local police are sometimes asked to hold immigrants suspected of crimes until they can be moved to federal custody for deportation. But a mix of politics and liability is undermining that system.
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Faith Strengthens Aging Parents As They Care For Their Son

Judy and James Lee's lives revolve around providing 24-hour care to their 16-year-old son. As they get older, they worry about who will eventually take care of him.
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Court System Not Equipped For Deluge Of Underage Immigrants

This week Congress held a hearing to discuss the influx of unaccompanied children at the border. Ramon Garcia, a county judge in the Rio Grande Valley, talks to NPR's Kelly McEvers about the problem.
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Caregiving Takes Hefty Financial Toll, But Help Is Available

NPR's Kelly McEvers talks with special needs lawyer Theresa Varnet and social entrepreneur Al Etmanski about the types of assistance available for families caring for a special needs child.
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American Teen Visiting Israel Reportedly Beaten By Police

The State Department confirms that Tariq Khdeir, 15, is being held by Israeli authorities and may have been beaten while in custody.
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WATCH: Hurricane Arthur From 30 Miles Out At Sea

Video shot from off the North Carolina coast at Frying Pan Tower, a former U.S. Coast Guard Light Station that's been converted to a bed and breakfast.
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Philadelphia Row House Fire Kills 4 Children

The fire that broke out very early this morning swept through 10 row houses in a predominately African immigrant community in the city's southwest.

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