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Senators Endure Vote-A-Rama With Coping Mechanisms

As they do every time the Senate takes up a budget resolution, senators spend hours voting on proposals they want to add to the document, which isn't technically a budget but a vision statement.
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U.S. Refugee Program Ignores Dangers Children Face, Critics Say

The White House has been trying to stem the flow of unaccompanied children into the U.S. from Mexico. Steve Inskeep talks to Human Rights Watch's Bill Felick and the State Department's Simon Henshaw.
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Examining Right-To-Work Laws Impact On Income And Economic Growth

Last week, Morning Edition aired a piece about right-to-work laws in Kentucky. To clarify some assertions made in the piece, Steve Inskeep talks to David Wessel, of the Brookings Institution.
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Was Your Seafood Caught By Slaves? AP Uncovers Unsavory Trade

Some of the seafood that winds up in American grocery stores, in restaurants, even in cat food may have been caught by Burmese slaves, a yearlong investigation by The Associated Press finds.
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Police Departments Open Up 'Safe Lots' For Craigslist Transactions

Several crimes around the U.S. have been tied to the website's in-person transactions. So police departments are offering up their parking lots to provide a secure space for buying and selling stuff.
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Official Report: Nuclear Waste Accident Caused By Wrong Cat Litter

An official investigation into a 2014 accident at the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant has concluded that cat litter is the culprit. Organic material in the litter caused a drum to burst.
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Amazingly, Congress Actually Got Something Done

The leaders and members must, in a word, compromise. And on this occasion, Speaker John Boehner and Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi did just that, with skill and savvy.
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National Guardsman, Cousin Arrested For Trying To Join Islamic State

An Illinois National Guardsman and his cousin were arrested for allegedly conspiring to provide support to the self-proclaimed Islamic State.
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Ellen Pao Trial Highlights Long Road To Ending Workplace Bias

NPR's Audie Cornish talks to Nitasha Tiku of The Verge about the latest in the Silicon Valley gender discrimination trial of Ellen Pao. Pao is suing a venture capital firm for $16 million in damages.
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Big Shelves Of Antarctic Ice Melting Faster Than Scientists Thought

The rate at which the ice is shrinking at the ocean's edge in the West Antarctic has increased by 70 percent over the past decade, an analysis of satellite measurements suggests.

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