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Why Brazil's Violence Keeps Getting Worse

Thu, 11/02/2017 - 4:04am

Brazil is more violent now than at any time in its history. So says a new report, which says an average of seven people die there every hour. Researchers looked at why the problem continues to worsen.

Cokie Roberts On The History Of America's 2-Party System

Thu, 11/02/2017 - 4:04am

David Greene talks with commentator Cokie Roberts, who answers listener questions about why the U.S. has only two major parties.

Myanmar's Suu Kyi Visits Rakhine Amid Violent Crackdown On Rohingya

Thu, 11/02/2017 - 1:02am

The visit comes as violence against the minority Muslim population has forced hundreds of thousands to flee across the border to neighboring Bangladesh.

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Female Inmates In Indiana Pitch Plan To Rehab Empty Houses — And Their Lives

Wed, 11/01/2017 - 11:35pm

To curb recidivism, a small group of female prisoners in Indiana crafted their own re-entry plan: Rebuild abandoned houses in the city, and create future homes for themselves in the process.

(Image credit: Andrew Spear for The Marshall Project)

Accused Of $95 Million Fraud, 'Hamilton' Ponzi Schemer Strikes A Plea Agreement

Wed, 11/01/2017 - 10:48pm

A man in New York was accused of conning 130 people in a Broadway-ticket reselling scheme. He has pleaded guilty to one charge of securities fraud.

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Join KEXP At 2017 Iceland Airwaves Music Festival

Wed, 11/01/2017 - 7:21pm

Watch artists from the land of fire and ice as they perform live at the KEX Hostel in Reykjavik.

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UNICEF Report: 300 Million Cases Of Violence Against Children Ages 2 To 4

Wed, 11/01/2017 - 5:44pm

A new report takes account of the harm inflicted on children, starting in infancy and going up through adolescence (a teenager is murdered every 7 minutes).

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