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Sun August 16, 2015
Europe

Europe Spreads No Welcome Mats For Masses Of Migrants

Originally published on Sun August 16, 2015 9:34 am

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Sun August 16, 2015
Politics

Clinton And Trump Skip The Soapbox At The Iowa State Fair

Originally published on Mon August 17, 2015 6:26 am

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7:42am

Sun August 16, 2015
Shots - Health News

When Rehab Might Help An Addict — But Insurance Won't Cover It

Originally published on Sun August 16, 2015 9:34 am

Cris and Valerie Fiore hold one of their favorite pictures of their sons Anthony (with the dark hair) and Nick. Anthony died from a heroin overdose in May 2014 at the age of 24. Cris Fiore's eulogy described his son's death as a shock, but "not a surprise." Anthony had been addicted to heroin for years.
Ben Allen WITF

The latest numbers show that deaths from heroin-related overdose more than tripled nationally between 2002 and 2013. Opiate addiction touches every demographic: white, black, Hispanic, rural, suburban and urban.

Proposed solutions nationally include more government funding for treatment, tougher penalties for dealers, and proactive interventions to stop people before they start.

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7:42am

Sun August 16, 2015
Goats and Soda

The Former Monk Who Is A Father To 85 Children

Originally published on Sun August 16, 2015 9:34 am

Tashi, who's about 5, comes to the school full of anger and fear — and undergoes a transformation.
HBO/"Tashi and the Monk"

A man in his early 40s with a kind, weathered face is talking to a room full of children.

"In some ways, all of us are basically abandoned or not really a wanted person," he says. "Everybody kind of give up the hope on us. But in this place, you are welcome and you have opportunity to change, and we will be with you, no matter what. This is a community of love and compassion."

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7:42am

Sun August 16, 2015
Remembrances

Civil Rights Icon Julian Bond Dies At 75

Originally published on Sun August 16, 2015 9:34 am

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Sun August 16, 2015
World

Amnesty Gets Slammed For Its Sex Trade Proposal

Originally published on Sun August 16, 2015 9:34 am

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Sun August 16, 2015
Politics

In Iowa, Clinton Turns Email Controversy Into A Punchline

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Sun August 16, 2015
Europe

Russians Outraged At Destruction Of EU Food

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7:42am

Sun August 16, 2015
National Security

Two Women On The Final Stage Of Army Ranger Training

Originally published on Sun August 16, 2015 9:34 am

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5:36am

Sun August 16, 2015
Author Interviews

Equal Parts Memoir, Cookbook And Lit-Crit, 'Voracious' Tells Delicious Stories

Originally published on Sun August 16, 2015 9:34 am

Emily Bogle NPR

Cara Nicoletti loves food almost as much as she loves books. Over the years she has found herself thinking about the delicious dishes woven into the stories she loved as a child. In fact, she tells NPR's Rachel Martin that when she re-read her old books, she found underlines that she didn't remember making in the sections about food.

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5:32am

Sun August 16, 2015
NPR Story

After Katrina, New Artists Found Inspiration In A Recovering City

Originally published on Sun August 16, 2015 9:34 am

Rontherin Ratliff's Things that Float sculpture contains photographs he rescued from his grandmother's drowned house.
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Skylar Fein had only lived in New Orleans for a week before Hurricane Katrina nearly tore it apart. He'd moved there to go to medical school, and found himself wandering around a wrecked city. "It's really hard to describe to someone who hadn't seen it what the streets looked like after the storm," he recalls.

Fein is among other New Orleans artists exhibiting work in shows commemorating the 10th anniversary of the 2005 storm. One thing he has in common with some of the other artists: They weren't artists before the hurricane hit.

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5:17pm

Sat August 15, 2015
Author Interviews

The Transformation Of The LAPD — And The Work That Remains

Originally published on Sat August 15, 2015 6:56 pm

Emily Bogle NPR

High-profile, officer-involved fatalities across the country have put police departments everywhere under more scrutiny than ever.

For a lesson in how to move forward, they could look at the history of the Los Angeles police.

In the '80s and '90s, Los Angeles was trapped in a cycle of crime, crack and gang warfare. Investigative journalist Joe Domanick says back then, the Los Angeles police just made things worse with its crime-fighting strategy — which involved using military-style tactics to subdue and arrest suspects, who were mostly from minority neighborhoods.

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5:12pm

Sat August 15, 2015
Around the Nation

In New Orleans, A Plan To Disperse The Poor Doesn't Go As Expected

Originally published on Sat August 15, 2015 6:56 pm

Many of the families that were forced out of public housing by Hurricane Katrina now use government vouchers to subsidize their rents elsewhere. That shift was supposed to help de-concentrate poverty in the New Orleans area, but it hasn't worked as planned.

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5:08pm

Sat August 15, 2015
Education

Models For Failure: The Staggering Figures Behind Some Troubled Schools

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5:08pm

Sat August 15, 2015
Asia

Hirohito's Speech: The Surrender Of Japan's 'Living God'

Originally published on Sat August 15, 2015 6:56 pm

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Before the end of the second World War, Emperor Hirohito was considered by the Japanese to be a living God. And the first time most of his people heard him speak, it was to surrender.

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