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Sun July 26, 2015
Law

What Does California Ruling Mean For Migrants Held At Detention Centers?

Originally published on Mon July 27, 2015 5:46 am

A federal judge in California has ruled that immigration authorities improperly detained women and children who tried to enter the U.S. illegally. Immigrant rights activists are praising the ruling. Julia Preston, who covers immigration for The New York Times, explains the case.

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2:57pm

Sun July 26, 2015
The Two-Way

British Cyclist Chris Froome Wins Tour De France

Team Sky rider Chris Froome of Britain, with the race leader's yellow jersey, celebrates his overall victory on the podium after the 109.5-km (68 mile) final 21st stage of the 102nd Tour de France.
Stefano Rellandini Reuters/Landov

British cyclist Chris Froome rode to his second Tour de France win in just three years on Sunday, edging out his toughest rival, Colombian Nairo Quintana.

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2:25pm

Sun July 26, 2015
The Two-Way

Syria's Assad Admits Setbacks In Civil War, But Vows To Win

Originally published on Sun July 26, 2015 2:48 pm

Syrian President Bashar Assad speaks during his meeting with the heads and members of public organizations and professional associations in Damascus, on Sunday. Assad acknowledged that the fight against rebels had suffered setbacks, but vowed to win against insurgents.
SANA Reuters/Landov

Syrian President Bashar Assad, in his first public address in a year, acknowledged that government forces had lost territory to rebels and needed more troops, but he vowed to crush the insurgency that has threatened to topple him.

Assad admitted that his generals have had to shift forces from one front to another to defend key territory and that the loss of some areas have caused "frustration" among ordinary Syrians.

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11:46am

Sun July 26, 2015
The Two-Way

Judge In Mexico Orders Prison Officials Detained In 'El Chapo' Escape

Originally published on Sun July 26, 2015 3:02 pm

A hole in the floor of cell number 20, from which drug kingpin Joaquin Guzman escaped on July 11 from the Altiplano maximum security prison in Almoloya, Mexico.
Mario Guzman EPA/Landov

Weeks after drug lord Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman allegedly got inside help in a daring escape from a maximum-security prison in Mexico, a Mexican federal judge has ordered three officials who worked in the facility's monitoring center at the time of the jailbreak to be formally taken into custody.

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10:20am

Sun July 26, 2015
The Two-Way

While Obama Talks Security In Kenya, Al-Shabab Carries Out Attack In Somalia

Originally published on Sun July 26, 2015 2:48 pm

Updated at 12:50 p.m. ET

As President Obama was in Kenya to discuss the threat from Islamist extremists, in neighboring Somalia at least 10 people were killed in a suicide car bomb by militants of al-Shabab – the extremist group considered the region's biggest danger.

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8:18am

Sun July 26, 2015
The Two-Way

President Obama Urges Kenyans To 'Choose Path Of Progress'

Originally published on Sun July 26, 2015 2:42 pm

President Obama delivers a speech at the Safaricom Indoor Arena in the Kasarani area of Nairobi, Kenya, on Sunday.
Ben Curtis AP

President Obama, wrapping up his three-day visit to Kenya, urged the east African country to "choose the path to progress" by tackling corruption, eliminating income inequality and promoting gender equality.

"I'm here as president of a country that sees Kenya as an important partner. I'm here as a friend who wants Kenya to succeed," he said in a speech at the Safaricom Indoor Arena in Nairobi.

"You can choose the path to progress, but it requires making some important choices," he said in the 40-minute speech that was broadcast on Kenyan television.

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8:07am

Sun July 26, 2015
History

Cost Of War: Veterans Remember USS Indianapolis, Shark Attacks

Originally published on Mon July 27, 2015 6:59 am

Survivors of the sinking of the Indianapolis are taken to a hospital on Guam after their rescue in August, 1945.
U.S. Navy National Archives via Wikimedia Commons

Next week marks the 70th anniversary of one of the worst disasters in U.S. Naval history — and one of the worst shark attacks on record. But it's a story that many people don't know.

In the summer of 1945, World War II was almost over, but in the shadows of that moment comes a story of survival that changed lives forever.

If you're a movie fan, you may recognize this line from the 1975 blockbuster, Jaws: "Japanese submarine slammed two torpedoes into our side, Chief. We was coming back from the island of Tinian to Leyte. Just delivered the bomb."

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7:45am

Sun July 26, 2015
Africa

Obama Wraps Up Trip To Kenya

Originally published on Mon July 27, 2015 5:41 am

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7:45am

Sun July 26, 2015
Race

On The Streets Of Baltimore, 'It's Definitely Not A Safe Feeling'

Originally published on Sun July 26, 2015 11:29 pm

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7:41am

Sun July 26, 2015
Law

On ADA Anniversary, Some Blame The Law For Low Employment

Originally published on Sun July 26, 2015 11:13 pm

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Twenty-five years ago today, President George H. W. Bush signed the Americans with Disabilities Act on the White House lawn with this promise.

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7:41am

Sun July 26, 2015
Politics

For Candidates, Winning Iowa Means Courting Business, Evangelicals

Originally published on Sun July 26, 2015 10:47 am

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7:41am

Sun July 26, 2015
Europe

Analyst: Angry French Farmers Will Have To Adapt To Globalization

Originally published on Sun July 26, 2015 10:38 am

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7:03am

Sun July 26, 2015
Goats and Soda

What's In A Namaste? Depends If You Live In India Or The U.S.

Originally published on Mon July 27, 2015 9:26 am

Hanna Barczyk for NPR

If you take a yoga class in the U.S., the teacher will most likely say namaste at the end of the practice. It's a Sanskrit phrase that means "I bow to you." You place hands together at the heart, close your eyes and bow.

That's not the namaste I know.

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7:03am

Sun July 26, 2015
It's All Politics

Brace Yourself: The Presidential Election Is Going To Be All About Anger

Originally published on Mon July 27, 2015 2:02 pm

Clinton knows you're mad as hell, and she's appealing to that sense.
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Hillary Clinton laid out some lofty goals for her presidency in a speech on Friday.

"My mission from my first day as president to the last will be to raise the incomes of hardworking Americans so they can once again afford a middle-class life," she said. "This is the defining economic challenge not only of this election but our time."

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5:43am

Sun July 26, 2015
Parallels

Covering Greece: When It's Not Just A Story, It's Personal

Originally published on Sun July 26, 2015 11:28 pm

The author (second from left) with her uncle Thanassis Kakissis (far left), sister, Amalia, and father, Giorgos, during a family visit to Athens in 1979.
Courtesy of Joanna Kakissis

Editor's Note: Reporter Joanna Kakissis was born in Greece but grew up in the U.S. She returned to Greece in 2010 just as the economic meltdown was beginning. She describes what it's like to cover a story that often feels very personal.

I live in a central Athens neighborhood that some describe as run-down, a term I still think is inaccurate and incomplete, applied by drive-by visitors from well-to-do suburbs and fellow journalists looking for a neighborhood to set the stage for a story about Greece's post-austerity impoverishment.

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