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Over 100 pedigreed cats and household pets will compete in the North Alabama Feline Fanciers cat show this weekend at the Jaycee’s Building on Airport road. The show runs from 9 AM to 5:30 PM Saturday, June 23rd and from 9 AM to 1 PM Sunday June 24th. Proceeds will benefit Challenger’s House a no-kill cat shelter. Susan Burlingame, one of the co-founders of Challenger’s house talked with Ginny Kennedy about the shelter and what you might see at the cat show. More information is on the Challenger’s House Facebook page.

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Administration officials unveiled the plan to reunify families separated under the Trump administration's zero-tolerance policy, but offered few details on how and when reunifications would happen.

Hall, the author of more than 40 books, died on Saturday at his family farm in the town of Wilmot, N.H.

Legislative plans to tackle immigration are up in the air, as President Trump tells Congress to wait until after the midterms, and tweets about doing away with immigration judges.

On Thursday, the Department of Defense accepted a request to house 20,000 migrant children in military bases. NPR's Michel Martin talks about why he's hesitant about housing migrant children.

Saudi Arabia has lifted its ban on women driving. NPR's Michel Martin speaks with Time magazine's Aryn Baker who's been out on a ride with some of the first women drivers.

Turkey votes Sunday in presidential and parliamentary elections that could indicate what path the contentious U.S. ally takes for the future.

A recent study published in The Lancet Medical journal shows that police killings of unarmed black men leads to poor mental. NPR's Michel Martin talks with study co-author Dr. Atheendar Venkataramani.

President Trump wants to abolish the Education Department as a standalone agency. He's the latest Republican to try. NPR's Michel Martin looks back on the history with Alyson Klein of Education Week.

The country allowed women to drive for the first time on Sunday, ending its widely-criticized ban on women drivers.

A Honduran mother of two, who is pregnant with a third, remains in a Mexico City shelter after hearing of the U.S. family separation policy.

Hundreds of millions of beavers used to populate the West but were hunted to near extinction. Turns out, beavers are critical to healthy water ecosystems, so now there are efforts to bring them back.

Albino Quiroz Sandoval left home to go shopping last year and never returned. A man has been arrested, but most crimes in Mexico go unpunished. More than 37,000 people have gone missing since 2007.

"There is a need to say, 'Ya basta,' " Luna says, "you know, enough is enough." A few years ago, Luna left Hollywood and returned to Mexico, where he became a political activist.

The GOP shed many young voters when Donald Trump was elected. Those remaining stand apart from most of their peers, while also breaking with older Republicans to chart a future for the party.



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