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The defense is preparing to wrap in South African track star Oscar Pistorius' murder trial. Host Michel Martin learns more about the trial that's captured the nation from reporter Barry Bateman.

Residents of Murrieta, California blocked buses of undocumented immigrants, forcing them to go to another town. Host Michel Martin learns more about the protests and the influx of immigrants.

Former World Bank economist Ashraf Ghani had about a million more votes than Abdullah Abdullah, who had been considered the front-runner. Abdullah has charged massive fraud in the election.

There are 13 presidential libraries and soon there will be a 14th, for President Obama. Places vying for the prize stretch from Hawaii to New York. Chicago is so eager it's pitched multiple proposals.

Half of Americans say they've had a major stressful event in the past year, according to a poll by NPR, the Harvard School of Public Health and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. Here's how it hurts.

To create accountability and transparency, some raw milk producers are coming up with guidelines for testing and safety. But federal agencies say all raw milk is still risky to consume.

The idea is to basically carpet-bomb specific urban neighborhoods and rural areas with programs like after-school classes, GED courses and job training, with the goal of turning those areas around.

A new study argues emperor penguins should be classified as an endangered species because of shrinking ice. NPR's Linda Wertheimer speaks with scientist Hal Caswell, who co-authored the study.

Documentarian Adam Wishart has spent the last year trying to find Samantha Lewthwaite, who is believed to be involved in terrorist activities. He talks to NPR's Linda Wertheimer about his search.

Koskien is a professional fixer. He has helmed a mortgage lending giant, a city and now the IRS through scandals and disasters — to varying degrees of success, as he tells NPR's Linda Wertheimer.

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