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Thu May 28, 2015
NPR Story

Illegal Migration From Africa Is Now An Industry, Ethnographer Says

Originally published on Thu May 28, 2015 8:00 am

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5:01am

Thu May 28, 2015
NPR Story

Soccer Indictments Outline Schemes Involving Sports Marking Firms

Originally published on Thu May 28, 2015 8:00 am

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5:01am

Thu May 28, 2015
NPR Story

Nebraska Lawmakers Override Veto; Abolish Death Penalty

Originally published on Thu May 28, 2015 9:41 am

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5:01am

Thu May 28, 2015
NPR Story

Kentucky's GOP Must Unite Behind Winner In Primary For Governor

Originally published on Thu May 28, 2015 1:17 pm

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5:01am

Thu May 28, 2015
NPR Story

Top Spelling Contestants Give Advice To The Next Generation

Originally published on Thu May 28, 2015 1:18 pm

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5:01am

Thu May 28, 2015
Politics

The Future President Will Need To Wrestle With Debt From The Past

Originally published on Thu May 28, 2015 5:11 pm

While annual deficits have shrunk dramatically since the depths of the Great Recession, the federal government is still adding to its overall debt.
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Our next president is likely to have some big plans for the future of the country. But he or she will also have to wrestle with some leftover bills from the past. The federal government has issued trillions of dollars in IOUs. Just the interest on that massive debt could be a serious constraint for the next president.

That's why Danette Kenne has some questions for the presidential candidates about what kind of budget they plan to present to Congress.

"Being in Iowa, one of the things we can do is ask questions," Kenne said.

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5:01am

Thu May 28, 2015
It's All Politics

Are Black Voters Ready For Hillary Clinton?

Originally published on Thu May 28, 2015 9:51 am

Democratic presidential hopeful Hillary Clinton speaks with Frederic Hunt, a minister at First Calvary Baptist Church, during a campaign stop Wednesday at The Main Street Bakery in Columbia, S.C.
Richard Shiro AP

Hillary Clinton will need black voters if she wants to win the Democratic nomination and the presidency next year. But African American voters were a major reason she lost the early nominating state of South Carolina to Barack Obama by nearly 30 points in 2008.

She's trying to make up for it this time around.

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3:30am

Thu May 28, 2015
Goats and Soda

How The World's Largest Refugee Camp Remade A Generation Of Somalis

Originally published on Thu May 28, 2015 4:38 pm

Somali children dance in the Dadaab refugee camp in Kenya.
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The world's largest refugee camp is also a giant social experiment.

Take hundreds of thousands of Somalis fleeing a war. Shelter them for 24 years in a camp in Kenya run by the United Nations. And offer different opportunities than they might have had if they'd stayed in Somalia.

The Kenyan government wants the experiment to end — soon. It's pushing the refugees to return to their home in Somalia, though the camp called Dadaab is the only home many have known.

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3:29am

Thu May 28, 2015
Book News & Features

Technology Of Books Has Changed, But Bookstores Are Hanging In There

Originally published on Thu May 28, 2015 12:59 pm

Capitol Hill Books owner Jim Toole runs the front register of his used bookstore several days a week. He has banned several words from his store, including "awesome," "perfect" and "Amazon."
Ariel Zambelich NPR

If the book is dead, nobody bothered to tell the folks at Capitol Hill Books in Washington, D.C. Books of every size, shape and genre occupy each square inch of the converted row house — including the bathroom — all arranged in an order discernible only to the mind of Jim Toole, the store's endearingly grouchy owner.

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1:02am

Thu May 28, 2015
The Two-Way

Golden State Beats Houston, Will Face Cleveland For NBA Title

Originally published on Thu May 28, 2015 2:36 am

Stephen Curry of the Golden State Warriors drives on James Harden of the Houston Rockets in the second half of the Warrior's series-clinching win Wednesday night in Oakland, Calif.
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The Golden State Warriors managed to dominate a stacked Western Conference all season long; with Wednesday night's 104-90 win over the Houston Rockets, they'll get a chance to finish the job in the NBA Finals.

The Warriors got a team-leading 26 points from star point guard Stephen Curry, who had struck his head in a fall in the previous game on Monday. Curry's shot wasn't as accurate as usual, but he made up for it with steals, rebounds and free throws. Harrison Barnes added 24 points for Golden State and Klay Thompson added 20.

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6:20pm

Wed May 27, 2015
Business

On The Road To Recovery, Detroit's Property Taxes Aren't Helping

Originally published on Thu May 28, 2015 8:45 am

Detroit is attracting entrepreneurs who like the relatively cheap workspaces. But real estate developers and business owners like Sean Harrington, who turned the Iodent Building into an apartment complex, are paying the price in property taxes.
Jason Margolis NPR

With new businesses sprouting up left and right, there's a lot of talk these days about Detroit being on the comeback trail.

A great thing about the city is that it's easy to become a real estate mogul. But some entrepreneurs might have reason to pause.

A new study released Tuesday shows that Detroit's commercial property taxes are the highest of any city in the nation.

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6:08pm

Wed May 27, 2015
Music Interviews

When This 9-Year-Old Pianist Plays, He Feels The Music

Originally published on Fri May 29, 2015 8:31 am

Oscar Paz Suaznabar started playing keyboard by ear when he was just 2. The now 9-year-old pianist has played at Carnegie Hall and the Kennedy Center.
Courtesy Oscar Paz Suaznabar

When Oscar Paz Suaznabar plays the piano, he does so with feeling.

The Alexandria, Va., resident has played at Carnegie Hall, the Kennedy Center and on the NPR show From the Top. He is 9 years old.

Oscar started playing his older sister's keyboard by ear when he was just 2. The sorrow he conveys when he plays "The Lark" by Russian composer Mikhail Glinka is drawn from the kind of loss any 9-year-old can understand.

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6:08pm

Wed May 27, 2015
It's All Politics

Map: Where (And How) The Government Can Execute People

Originally published on Thu May 28, 2015 1:41 pm

Christopher Groskopf NPR

The Nebraska state Legislature voted Wednesday to repeal the death penalty in the state. The 30-19 vote overrides Gov. Pete Ricketts' veto of a law the Legislature passed last week getting rid of the policy.

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6:06pm

Wed May 27, 2015
Politics

Nebraska Legislators Overturn Governor's Veto Of Death Penalty Repeal

Originally published on Wed May 27, 2015 7:11 pm

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6:04pm

Wed May 27, 2015
The Salt

Bugs: Not What's For Dinner — Until They're Tastier, Maybe

Originally published on Thu May 28, 2015 8:43 am

Matt Schnarr bites into a mealworm lollipop at the Pestaurant event in Washington, D.C., in 2014.
Maggie Starbard NPR

In the last couple of years, we've detected a faint buzz about crispy crickets and crunchy mealworms. Companies pedaling scorpion lollipops and peanut butter-and-jelly protein bars made with cricket flour have thrust their wares into our hands and mailboxes.

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