Teenager Is Latest Migrant Child To Die In U.S. Custody

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The 16-year-old boy was found unresponsive after a routine welfare check at a facility near the U.S. border with Mexico. He was the fifth migrant child since December to die after being detained.

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6 Themes To Pay Attention To In Upcoming Supreme Court Decisions

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From the census citizenship question and political gerrymandering to the separation of church and state, the high court will make some rulings of consequence over the next month.

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2-Tiered Wages Under Fire: Workers Challenge Unequal Pay For Equal Work

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For years after the Great Recession, employers were reluctant to boost wages. Now a tight labor market is giving workers the leverage they need to demand a larger slice of the nation's economic pie.

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Grounded Planes Expected To Interfere With Summer Travel

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The grounding of one of Boeing's most popular planes has Southwest, American and United canceling some summer flights — fares may go up for travelers affected.

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Jim Sciutto On Tactics Russia And China Use To Attack The U.S.

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NPR's Steve Inskeep talks to CNN anchor Jim Sciutto about his book: The Shadow War: Inside Russia's and China's Secret Operations to Defeat America.

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Mama Duck Always Celebrates Spring At New York Hospital

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Every year at a Rochester hospital, the mother duck chooses one of the enclosed courtyards to lay her eggs. And when it's time to go, she leads a parade of ducklings down the hall and out the door.

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News Brief: Migrant Death, Huawei Ban, Iran Sanctions

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A fifth migrant minor dies in U.S. custody. The White House eases a ban on Chinese company Huawei. And the U.S. tracks deals with Iran after it reimposed secondary sanctions against the country.

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Police Use Photo Of Woody Harrelson To Catch Alleged Beer Thief

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The suspect resembled a long-haired Woody Harrelson. To find the suspect, police enlisted photo recognition — they used a photo of Harrelson with long hair from the Hunger Games.

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Poll: Many Rural Americans Struggle With Financial Insecurity, Access To Health Care

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A new poll from NPR, Harvard and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation gives a glimpse into rural life in America today, finding that many people living in rural communities live on the edge financially.

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Rep. Liz Cheney Contemplates Her Political Future

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Wyoming Republican Liz Cheney is deciding between a run for the Senate in 2020 or staying in the House. She is currently the third-highest-ranking Republican with a path to climb even higher.

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Scientists Introduce New Kilogram On World Metrology Day

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After 130 years, the kilogram has been redefined. The new standard is based on the fundamental laws of physics and is much more accurate.

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Teenage Boy Is The Latest Migrant Minor To Die In U.S. Custody

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A 16-year-old migrant boy has become the fifth minor since December to die after being apprehended at the southern border. Officials said he was found unresponsive during a routine welfare check.

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The U.S. Ratchets Up Sanctions On Iran And North Korea

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The United States' financial system dominates transactions around the world and firms scramble to make sure they don't violate newly imposed sanctions.

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'Throughline' Examines The Rise And Fall Of Venezuela

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The latest episode of NPR's podcast Throughline looks back on the influence of two Venezuelan revolutionaries, turned authoritarian leaders, and their policies that led us to where we are today.

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Trump Officials To Brief Members Of Congress On Iran Threat

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Noel King talks to ex-CIA Director David Petraeus, a retired Army general who commanded U.S. forces in Iraq and Afghanistan, about whether he is concerned over the possibility of a conflict with Iran.

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