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Prevention 'Is The Key' In Fighting Zika, Surgeon General Says

The CDC advised pregnant women to avoid parts of Florida after cases of the Zika virus emerged there. Surgeon General Vivek Murthy talks about what people should know about how the virus can spread.
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German Official Says U.S.-Europe Trade Talks Have Collapsed, Blames Washington

Vice Chancellor Sigmar Gabriel said talks over the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership have "de facto failed." The climate for trade deals has soured on both sides of the Atlantic.
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The 10,000th Syrian Refugee Is Set To Arrive In The U.S. This Week

This will fulfill a goal set by the Obama administration one years ago. A group of several hundred refugees will depart from Jordan in the next day, bound for California and Virginia.

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4 Years After Tragedy, A New Sandy Hook Elementary Prepares To Open Its Doors

Students will be entering a brand-new school for the first time when classes start Monday. It's located at the same site as the scene of the tragedy and the architects were inspired by nature.
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Maryland Explosion Highlights Tenuous Immigrant Journey Of Upward Mobility

Many of the people affected by the explosion at an apartment complex in Silver Spring, Md., were Latino immigrants — people trying to climb the social and economic ladder.
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'It's Punk Rock To Be Black In America': Afropunk Festival Pushes The Movement

Eleven years ago, Matthew Morgan started the festival not only to book people of color, but also to redefine "that [punk] attitude that we've always had."
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Trump And Clinton Mudslinging Ensues, As Trump Sends Mixed Messages On Immigration

Linda Wertheimer and Domenico Montenaro look at the past week in politics: Trump and Clinton traded accusations of bigotry and racism, while Trump continued to struggle to define his immigration plan.
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When His Son Came Out As Gay, This Pastor Delivered A Sermon Of Support

Danny Cortez, once a Southern Baptist minister, did do more than accept his gay son: He decided to talk to his congregation about homosexuality, even though it ultimately meant his leaving the church.
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Ed Sanders, Author Of Manson Family Biography, To Sell Massive Archive

Sanders wrote the definitive book on the Manson Family ("The Family.") He's currently working on a book about Robert Kennedy. He's decided to sell the assembled work on which he's based his research.
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Hanging On: The Economic Woes Of Being A Grad Student

For our series Hanging On, Linda Wertheimer speaks with Paul Katz. He's one of the organizers of the graduate student union just approved by the National Labor Relations board.

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