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Oil Industry Ups And Downs Price Out Longtime Residents Of Fracking Towns

The sudden ups and downs of the oil and gas industry can feel like whiplash for rural communities seeing an influx of workers. Affordable housing has been a challenge. With the current slowdown in drilling, rental prices have dropped, but they're still much higher than they were pre-boom, leaving low-income and senior people still struggling to find a place they can afford.
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Pharmaceutical CEO Martin Shkreli Arrested On Securities Fraud Charges

The young man who caused a huge controversy by trying to jack up the price of a life-saving drug is in the news again. Martin Shkreli was arrested Thursday morning on charges of securities fraud.
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U.N. Security Council Calls For Crackdown On ISIS Funding Streams

The U.N. Security Council meets for the first time on the subject of how to clamp down on the various ways ISIS raises money — from oil sales to extortion.
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Casino Magnate Sheldon Adelson Revealed As Buyer of Las Vegas Paper

NPR previously reported on the investigation into who bought The Las Vegas Review-Journal. Billionaire casino magnate Sheldon Adelson purchased the paper for $140 million, his family confirmed in a statement Thursday.
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Walter Leonard, Pioneer Of Affirmative Action At Harvard, Dies At 86

NPR's Ari Shapiro and Harvard University President Emeritus Derek Bok remember Walter Leonard. Leonard helped pioneer affirmative action for Harvard University, a model that rippled across other colleges in the country. He died this week at the age of 86.
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State Report Finds Pattern Of Abuse At A Northern California Prison

A new study finds a pattern of guards abusing inmates at remote High Desert State Prison. That includes a "culture of racism" and mistreating inmates with disabilities.
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'Undocumented Democrats' Is Ted Cruz's 'New, Politically Correct' Term

The GOP presidential candidate continues to attack the "Gang of Eight" (and with it, opponent Marco Rubio).
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In The Maine Woods, A Towering Giant Could Help Save Chestnuts

Hardly anyone roasts American chestnuts over an open fire anymore: A blight all but wiped out the trees they grow on. Now the discovery of a soaring survivor could aid efforts to breed a hardier tree.
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Sanders Passes 2 Million Donations, Nabs Two Endorsements

"We can run a strong and we believe winning campaign without a super PAC, without contributions from millionaires and billionaires," Sen. Bernie Sanders said.

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Facing Harassment, Some Abortion Providers Turn To Armed Guards, Bullet-Proof Vests

David Cohen and Krysten Connon, authors of Living in the Crosshairs, discuss the harassment, violence and constant fear that many abortion providers face — both in their clinics and at their homes.

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