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In America's Heartland, Heroin Crisis Is Hitting Too Close To Home

Midwestern and Southwestern states struggle with an influx of heroin being sold for cheap by Mexican cartels. In one community, a spike in heroin-related deaths has everyone on high alert.
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Millions Of Dollars In Speech Fees Support Clinton Foundation

Bill, Hillary and Chelsea Clinton charge hundreds of thousands of dollars to talk to banks, universities and other groups, and give the proceeds to the family's philanthropic foundation.
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#MotorCityDrive: Is Detroit's Economic Engine Roaring Back To Life?

Michel Martin heads to Detroit for a live conversation with some of the creative forces fueling the Motor City's economy. She'll ask: What's driving Detroit's future now?
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Grand Jury Indicts 6 Baltimore Officers In Freddie Gray's Death

Prosecutor Marilyn J. Mosby said at a news conference that the officers will be arraigned July 2. The charges against them are mostly similar to those announced May 1.
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One Family Revitalizes A Small Town With, Yes, Quilts

After launching a quilt company as a desperation move, Jenny Doan and her two savvy kids have shaken up an ancient industry in downtown Hamilton, Mo., thanks in part to popular folksy video tutorials.
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'Be Guardians, Not Warriors': Training A New Generation Of Police

NPR's Robert Siegel reports from John Jay College of Criminal Justice in New York on how policing is being taught during this year filled with news of tensions between police and civilians.
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Bulk Collection Debate Highlights Need To Revise Patriot Act

NPR's Audie Cornish interviews Kim Zetter, a senior staff reporter at Wired magazine, who says the debate in Congress over the NSA's bulk collection program shows the Patriot Act needs to be revised.
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Gyrocopter Pilot Calls Capitol Flight An Act Of Civil Disobedience

Douglas Hughes, the mailman who flew a gyrocopter to the Capitol to raise alarms about the surge in political money, appeared in court Thursday after a federal grand jury indicted him on six charges.
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New York City Launches 'Day Of Action' To Educate Nail Salon Workers

New York City authorities Thursday launched a single "day of action" to educate nail salon operators, workers and customers about labor and immigration standards following a recent New York Times report on the widespread exploitation of undocumented immigrant workers in city salons.
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Boy Scouts' President Says Ban On Gay Leaders Not Sustainable

Boy Scouts of America President Robert Gates said on Thursday the group's ban on openly gay adult leaders cannot be sustained — a move that could open the door to ending the policy.

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