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Maryland High Schoolers Protest Racism At Their School

Last week, students at Mount Hebron High School in Howard County, Maryland staged a walk-out during class in protest of what they call a culture of racism in their halls. Kojo explores what happened and how activism is playing out not just at colleges and in city streets- but in the halls of local high schools.

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Understanding The Risks Of The Zika Virus

As parts of the U.S. prepare to contend with the Zika virus, experts are looking for ways to mitigate risk and ensure the public has accurate information. The latest on the spread and risks of the Zika virus.

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Julian Borger: "The Butcher's Trail: How The Search For Balkan War Criminals Became The World's Most Successful Manhunt"

After the 1990s conflicts in the former Yugoslavia, the international community identified 161 suspected war criminals. Fourteen years later, every single person on the wanted list had been captured. The Guardian's diplomatic editor recounts one of the most successful manhunts in history.

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Environmental Outlook: The Growth Of Large-Scale Indoor Urban Farming

From Newark to Tokyo, large-scale indoor farms are being built in and around cities worldwide. Proponents argue they provide fresher crops to local consumers, while cutting transportation costs, carbon emissions and water use. But skeptics say they are not cost effective and consume too much energy. The pros and cons of indoor urban agriculture.

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The White House And Congress Debate Efforts To Address Puerto Rico's Growing Economic Crisis

Puerto Rico's governor has warned for months that the U.S. territory is in a "death spiral" with its crushing $72 billion debt. Join us to discuss Puerto Rico's financial crisis and new actions being considered by the White House and Congress.

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New White House And State Proposals That Aim To Close The Gender Pay Gap

The Obama administration announces new rules for companies aimed at closing the gender pay gap. At the same time, equal pay advocates are introducing legislation in at least twenty-four states. What this could mean for women, businesses and wages.

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A Grand Jury Indicts Two Abortion Opponents Who Made Undercover Videos Of Planned Parenthood

A grand jury in Texas investigating Planned Parenthood instead indicted two abortion opponents who made undercover videos of the organization. We discuss what makes an undercover investigation criminal and the ongoing political battle over Planned Parenthood's role and funding.

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Adult Sibling Relationships

An estimated 80 percent of Americans have siblings and our relationships with a brother or sister are some of the longest of our lives.

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Afghanistan's Romeo And Juliet And How They Escaped An Honor Killing

A young Afghan woman defied her parents and chose her own husband. Her family wants to kill her to restore their honor. How this Romeo and Juliet story highlights the struggle for women's rights in the Muslim world.

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2015: The Hottest Year In Recorded History

Scientists say global temperatures in 2015 were the hottest on record, smashing the 2014 record by a wide margin. What the warming of the planet could mean for weather patterns, climate policy, and hitting global temperature targets.

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