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Latin America
5:53 pm
Sat November 22, 2014

Still Few Answers In Killing Of 43 Students In Mexico

Originally published on Sat November 22, 2014 7:06 pm

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Interviews
5:53 pm
Sat November 22, 2014

How One Family Is Reacting To Obama's Immigration Plan

Originally published on Sat November 22, 2014 7:06 pm

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Digital Life
5:20 pm
Sat November 22, 2014

Car Ride Service Puts Gender In The Driver's Seat

Originally published on Sat November 22, 2014 7:06 pm

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STELLA MATEO: I was born and raised in the Dominican Republic. I came here when I was 15 years old. And I have a degree in accounting, and I'm the mother of two daughters and the CEO of my household (laughter). I say that with pride.

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Around the Nation
5:20 pm
Sat November 22, 2014

Fifty Years Later, A Look At How Harvard's Women MBAs Have Fared

Originally published on Sat November 22, 2014 7:06 pm

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Middle East
5:20 pm
Sat November 22, 2014

What Does Its Chosen Banner Say About ISIS?

Originally published on Sat November 22, 2014 7:06 pm

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The so-called Islamic State or ISIS is known for its social media savvy. But the pictures and videos you see online feature a much more traditional propaganda technique - the group's flag.

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Business
6:36 pm
Fri November 21, 2014

Obama's Immigration Moves Do Little To Help Businesses, Groups Say

President Obama after discussing his executive actions on immigration Friday at Del Sol High School in Las Vegas. Business groups say the plan does little to help U.S. employers attract foreign workers.
Carolyn Kaster AP

Originally published on Fri November 21, 2014 7:46 pm

Business groups have long been active players in the nation's immigration debate. They represent employers who need to recruit workers, after all — employers who are sometimes investigated, even prosecuted, for hiring workers who are not approved to work in the U.S. legally.

Many big employers have been pushing for reforms that would allow them to keep more science and technology workers and skilled laborers in the country. But the executive action President Obama announced Thursday leaves out much of what the business lobby has been advocating for.

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This Week's Must Read
5:27 pm
Fri November 21, 2014

These 'True Tales' Add Nuance To The Immigration Discussion

Originally published on Fri November 21, 2014 6:36 pm

We need more stories and books that treat Mexican immigrants as humans — novel idea, right? But far too often, the media and authors cast them as sinners or saints, with little deviation from cliches established decades ago.

That's why I recommend the writer Sam Quinones, and his two collections: True Tales from Another Mexico and Antonio's Gun and Delfino's Dream: True Tales of Mexican Migration.

Read them both, you'll see something rare: his migrant characters are brilliant, maddening, flawed and very human.

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Technology
5:27 pm
Fri November 21, 2014

Electric Bikes, On A Roll In Europe, Start To Climb In U.S.

Joel Bowman, 66, rides his e-bike six miles daily to his job at Emory University in Atlanta.
Courtesy of Joel Bowman

Originally published on Sat November 22, 2014 5:09 am

For Joel Bowman, decades of bike commuting started feeling like hard work. So the 66-year-old Atlanta resident recently switched to an electric bicycle, and now when he rides Bowman feels like the wind is at his back.

An e-bike looks a lot like a regular bike, but with an integrated electric motor, and it doesn't burn gasoline like an old-fashioned moped. As you pedal, an e-bike gives you a powered boost when you need it.

They are getting more popular in Europe, but in the United States, e-bikes still have to overcome the stigma of being just a toy for old people.

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Around the Nation
5:27 pm
Fri November 21, 2014

With Warm Weather On The Way, Buffalo Residents Shovel Out

Originally published on Fri November 21, 2014 6:36 pm

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Goats and Soda
4:49 pm
Fri November 21, 2014

An Ebola Clinic Figures Out A Way To Start Beating The Odds

Dr. Komba Songu M'Briwah, left, talks on the phone while staff members disinfect offices at the Hastings Ebola Treatment Center in Freetown.
David Gilkey NPR

Originally published on Fri November 21, 2014 8:22 pm

One reason the Ebola virus is so terrifying is that it's so lethal. Researchers estimate that the strain circulating in West Africa is killing upward of 70 percent of those it infects. Even among those getting care, as many as 64 percent are dying.

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Business
4:43 pm
Fri November 21, 2014

San Francisco Proposes Predictable Scheduling To Help Hourly Workers

Originally published on Fri November 21, 2014 6:36 pm

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Health Care
4:33 pm
Fri November 21, 2014

Georgia's 'Coverage Gap' Leaves Many Uninsured

Originally published on Fri November 21, 2014 6:36 pm

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Politics
9:19 pm
Thu November 20, 2014

President Obama Announces Executive Action On Immigration

Originally published on Thu November 20, 2014 11:03 pm

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PRESIDENT BARACK OBAMA: My fellow Americans, we are and always will be a nation of immigrants.

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The Salt
6:30 pm
Thu November 20, 2014

Moderate Drinker Or Alcoholic? Many Americans Fall In Between

Originally published on Thu November 20, 2014 6:41 pm

A lot of us make the assumption that there are two kinds of drinkers: moderate drinkers who have a glass of wine with dinner, and on the other end of the spectrum, alcoholics.

But this is not an accurate picture, according to researchers.

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Law
6:30 pm
Thu November 20, 2014

New Affirmative Action Cases Say Policies Hurt Asian-Americans

Edward Blum announces the filing of two lawsuits on Monday, challenging the alleged racial preference admissions policies of Harvard and the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill.
Manuel Balce Ceneta AP

Originally published on Fri November 21, 2014 12:22 pm

If you go to HarvardNotFair.org, you'll find yourself on a page that says this: Were You Denied Admission to Harvard? It may be because you're the wrong race.

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Politics
6:30 pm
Thu November 20, 2014

Obama To Extend Temporary Deportation Relief

Originally published on Thu November 20, 2014 8:17 pm

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Around the Nation
5:21 pm
Thu November 20, 2014

Digging Out From The Snow Is Slow-Going In Buffalo

Originally published on Thu November 20, 2014 6:30 pm

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Politics
5:21 pm
Thu November 20, 2014

Obama's Immigration Action Has Roots In Reagan Policy

Originally published on Thu November 20, 2014 6:30 pm

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Politics
5:21 pm
Thu November 20, 2014

Obama Isn't Alone In Using Executive Action On Immigration

Originally published on Thu November 20, 2014 6:30 pm

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Politics
4:27 pm
Thu November 20, 2014

Rep. Labrador On Immigration Action: 'This Is Illegal'

Rep. Raul Labrador, R-Idaho, said of the president's planned immigration announcement, "the first thing we need to explain to the American people is that this is illegal."
Mark Wilson Getty Images

Originally published on Thu November 20, 2014 6:30 pm

One voice chiming in against President Obama's expected immigration announcement is Rep. Raul Labrador, a Republican from Idaho.

Labrador is backed by the Tea Party, part of the Congressional Hispanic Leadership Institute, and a former immigration lawyer who represented undocumented residents fighting deportation.

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Remembrances
4:24 pm
Thu November 20, 2014

Director Mike Nichols Remembered As A Comedian, Raconteur, Charmer

Originally published on Thu November 20, 2014 6:30 pm

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Book Reviews
4:24 pm
Thu November 20, 2014

Book Review: 'Citizen: An American Lyric'

Originally published on Thu November 20, 2014 6:30 pm

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World
4:54 pm
Wed November 19, 2014

U.N. Commissioner For Human Rights Faces Challenges In Iraq, Syria

Originally published on Wed November 19, 2014 7:34 pm

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Around the Nation
4:52 pm
Wed November 19, 2014

Bush Pilot Helps Rural Alaskan Police Explore Isolated Villages

Bush pilot John Bouker (right) and village public safety officer Mike Myers (left) outside Bouker's Cessna 207. Bouker transports Alaskan cops to remote areas and helps pick up prisoners.
Martin Kaste NPR

Originally published on Wed November 19, 2014 8:09 pm

In order to reach what Alaskans call "The Bush" — villages isolated across tundra — you'll need a bush pilot. That's where John Bouker comes in.

Most of Bouker's passengers are civilians he transports to and from Alaska's remote villages. He does his job with the nonchalance of a suburban dad in a minivan dropping his kids off at the mall.

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Law
4:42 pm
Wed November 19, 2014

Guantanamo Nurse Could Be Discharged For Not Force-Feeding Detainees

Originally published on Wed November 19, 2014 7:46 pm

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Around the Nation
4:39 pm
Wed November 19, 2014

Old Man Winter Knocks Hard On One Buffalo, N.Y., Resident's Door

Originally published on Wed November 19, 2014 7:31 pm

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Politics
4:36 pm
Wed November 19, 2014

Sen. Angus King: Executive Action On Immigration Could Backfire

Originally published on Wed November 19, 2014 6:16 pm

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Goats and Soda
5:24 pm
Tue November 18, 2014

Aid Groups See A Drop-Off In U.S. Health Volunteers To Fight Ebola

Nurses Bridget Mulrooney and Kelly Suter volunteered to work for the International Medical Corps at an Ebola treatment unit in Liberia. IMC is reporting a drop-off in recruits this fall.
Stuart J. Sia International Medical Corps

Originally published on Tue November 18, 2014 7:01 pm

The federal agency that oversees many American healthcare workers volunteering in Ebola-stricken regions of West Africa says there's been a significant decline in the number of people who are willing to go. International aid groups attribute that drop to the mandatory quarantine rules implemented by New York and New Jersey last month.

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Health Care
5:05 pm
Tue November 18, 2014

Americans Think Ebola Is A Top Health Care Problem

Originally published on Tue November 18, 2014 6:32 pm

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Around the Nation
5:05 pm
Tue November 18, 2014

Who Are The 5 Million Immigrants Covered By Executive Action?

Originally published on Tue November 18, 2014 6:32 pm

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And we just heard Scott refer to as many as 5 million immigrants who could be covered by the president's executive action. There are nearly 12 million unauthorized immigrants in the United States. So who are the 5 million?

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