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U.S. Works To Speed Up Refugee Response

Anne Richard, the assistant secretary of state for population, refugees and migration, tells NPR's Scott Simon the Obama administration wants to ramp up the number of Syrian war refugees it takes in.
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Without Warning, Northern California Fire Kills 5, Displaces Others

Five people have died in the massive fires scorching Northern California. NPR's Scott Simon spoke to some of the evacuees of the Valley Fire at a Red Cross shelter in Calistoga.
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Harvard's Musical Theater Group Holds First Auditions For Female Performers

The first women auditioned this weekend for the Harvard musical theater group Hasty Pudding, which has never had a female member in the troop.
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Generation Disappointed: Millennials Want More From Politics

Despite a campaign season that so far has been dominated by frustration and anger, Millennials don't seem angry — they're disappointed. But with who and what? And how will that affect their vote?

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Homework: A New User's Guide

School's back in session, and that means the homework's back, too. Here's what you need to know about how much work U.S. students have to do and how to tell the difference between good work and bad.
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Grapes Of Wrath: The Forgotten Filipinos Who Led A Farmworker Revolution

Cesar Chavez inspired the world; Larry Itliong inspired Cesar Chavez. In 1965, the Filipino laborer led California grape pickers on a strike that would spark the modern farmworker movement.
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Suspect In Arizona Highway Shootings Says He's 'Wrong Guy'

Leslie Allen Merritt, Jr., 21 was arrested at a Wal-Mart outside of Phoenix in connection with 11 recent highway vehicle shootings. Officials say the acts qualify as domestic terrorism.
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Friend Of Charleston Shooter Pleads Not Guilty To Lying To Investigators

Joey Meek is charged with concealing information and lying to investigators about his knowledge of Dylann Roof's plans to kill black people at a church in Charleston, S.C.
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Two Political Operatives Walk Into A Bar... And One Throws A Punch

Aides for Marco Rubio and Rand Paul's campaign scuffled in a Michigan bar on Thursday. American political history is littered with other similar confrontations.
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Awesome Tips, Dude: Denver May Allow Pot In Bars, Restaurants

Pot is legal in Colorado, but the capitol city has outlawed pot bars like those in Amsterdam, leaving tourists who flock to Denver to get high with no legal place to do so. But that may change soon.

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