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After Court Ruling, 3 Immigration Detention Centers Could Close

Mon, 07/27/2015 - 4:11am

The federal government has detained thousands of women and children since last summer after Central American families poured across the border claiming asylum. But a federal district court judge ruled last week that three detention facilities that hold these families aren't meeting legal standards. And that means those centers soon could be shut down.

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Obama Talks Candidly About Flaws In Kenya's Society

Mon, 07/27/2015 - 4:11am

On a trip to Kenya, a first for a sitting president, Barack Obama took advantage of his heritage. The first Kenyan-American president wrestled with tension between his office and family obligations.

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Moderate Muslims Counter Islamic State Propaganda With Own Media Strategy

Mon, 07/27/2015 - 4:09am

The group, based out of Indiana, hopes its series of web videos will help to dispel the propaganda that they say has hijacked their faith.

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Beneath Alaskan Wildfires, A Hidden Threat: Long-Frozen Carbon's Thaw

Mon, 07/27/2015 - 4:08am

As millions of acres of forests burn across the state this summer, there's growing concern about what impact that might have on permafrost — and how melting permafrost might affect climate change.

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Discover A Trove Of Hollywood Treasures At The Motion Picture Academy Library

Mon, 07/27/2015 - 4:08am

Here, you can find the Cowardly Lion's mane, the designs for Scarlett O'Hara's drapery dress, and many other artifacts that reveal the history of the movie biz.

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A Scientist Deploys Light And Sound To Reveal The Brain

Mon, 07/27/2015 - 2:57am

Try to look inside the brain and you're not going to get very far. But photoacoustic imaging may be a solution for the shortcomings of conventional imaging. It uses lasers to make the brain sing.

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Senior Senate Republicans Rebuke Cruz After He Criticizes McConnell

Mon, 07/27/2015 - 2:31am

The drama came as the Senate defeated a procedural vote to repeal President Obama's health care law and took a step toward reviving the federal Export-Import Bank, both amendments on a highway bill.

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Bobbi Kristina Brown, Whitney Houston's Daughter, Has Died, Says Family

Sun, 07/26/2015 - 8:41pm

A representative for the Houston family has said the daughter of the late entertainer and R&B singer Bobby Brown has died, about 7 months after she was found face-down and unresponsive in a bathtub.

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Fiat Chrysler Hit With Record $105 Million Fine Over Safety Recalls

Sun, 07/26/2015 - 6:51pm

The automaker admits it failed to promptly and effectively recall vehicles with defects, including ones that could cause drivers to lose control. The company will also buy back some cars from owners.

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Jason Isbell, Live In Concert: Newport Folk 2015

Sun, 07/26/2015 - 6:18pm

Spirits were infectiously high on Saturday as Isbell channeled the best of the southern rock tradition on songs from his new album, Something More Than Free.

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A Rage For The Ages: The Unforgettable 'Pine Tar Game'

Sun, 07/26/2015 - 5:03pm

In the 1983 game, the Yankees were holding a trump card: an obscure rule that turned the Royals' game-winning home run into a game-loser, inspiring one of the most epic tantrums in baseball history.

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A Day Of Triumph In A Time Of Change: Cuba's High Holiday Explained

Sun, 07/26/2015 - 4:47pm

It's been 62 years since Fidel Castro launched the attack that began the Cuban revolution, and the country still marks the date. As tensions cool with the U.S., what does July 26 mean to Cubans today?

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For Many Syrian Refugees, Life Must Begin Again In Lebanon

Sun, 07/26/2015 - 4:28pm

The war in Syria has displaced more than 4 million people. Many of them are women and girls who fled across the border into Lebanon — where tensions are growing between the refugees and their hosts.

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Transgender Women Face Inadequate Health Care, 'Shocking' HIV Rates

Sun, 07/26/2015 - 4:13pm

A new World Health Organization study finds alarmingly high rates of HIV infection among transgender women. One of the researchers notes that the numbers are rooted in rampant discrimination.

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'I Am Cait' Review: Brave, Tasteful — And Kind Of Boring

Sun, 07/26/2015 - 4:10pm

I Am Cait, the E! Entertainment reality show about Caitlyn Jenner, premieres Sunday night. NPR's Arun Rath speaks with Slate TV critic Willa Paskin about the show.

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Getting The Ants In 'Ant-Man' Right Was No Tiny Challenge

Sun, 07/26/2015 - 4:06pm

In Marvel's latest superhero movie, filmmakers had to portray the insects as realistic yet relatable. Two myrmecologists, or ant scientists, weigh in on whether the attempt was successful.

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What Does California Ruling Mean For Migrants Held At Detention Centers?

Sun, 07/26/2015 - 4:06pm

A federal judge in California has ruled that immigration authorities improperly detained women and children who tried to enter the U.S. illegally. Immigrant rights activists are praising the ruling.

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Oklahoma Takes A Hard Look At What Police Seize — And How It's Spent

Sun, 07/26/2015 - 4:06pm

The state's loose civil forfeiture laws allow authorities to seize funds and property without charges. Alleged abuses include using funds to pay off an assistant district attorney's student loans.

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How One Photographer Captured A Piercing Gaze That Shook The World

Sun, 07/26/2015 - 4:06pm

In 1984, Steve McCurry was in Pakistan covering a refugee crisis for National Geographic. Captivated by a young girl's eyes, he clicked the shutter — and took one of the magazine's most iconic photos.

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On Its New Album, Bomba Estereo Is 'Watching The World' From Colombia

Sun, 07/26/2015 - 4:06pm

After a decade of music, the electro-cumbia band from Bogotá is expanding its vision. Simón Mejía discusses the group's major-label debut, Amanecer.

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