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Strapped And Stretched, Non-Profits Struggle To Defend Immigrant Minors

NPR News - Mon, 2014-08-11 12:14

The Obama administration claims there are fewer unaccompanied minors crossing the U.S.-Mexico border; nevertheless, deportation hearings have accelerated. The situation has created a new challenge: There's a shortage of pro-bono attorneys to represent the immigrant children in immigration court.

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A Witness To Iraq's Yazidi Exodus

NPR News - Mon, 2014-08-11 12:14

The heart of Iraq's refugee crisis lies in the country's north, where the Yazidi people, a religious minority, are fleeing the approach of Islamic State militants.

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A Snapshot Of The Spike In Inequality, As Seen From Dayton

NPR News - Mon, 2014-08-11 12:14

A new report released by the U.S. Conference of Mayors has found that jobs gained since the recession pay dramatically less than the jobs lost during the recession. To comment on the findings, Nan Whaley, mayor of Dayton, Ohio, speaks with Melissa Block.

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Has the Affordable Care Act changed your life?

Marketplace - American Public Media - Mon, 2014-08-11 12:10

We want to know whether or not the Affordable Care Act has changed your life in a negative or positive way.

If it has, tell us how by emailing us or tweeting us @MarketplaceWknd.

We'll be talking about it all week online, and will feature some of your stories in next week's show.

VIDEO: MPs call for alcohol warning labels

BBC - Mon, 2014-08-11 12:07
A parliamentary group is lobbying for health warnings on all alcohol packaging, similar to those found on cigarette packs.

Travel warning after storm hits

BBC - Mon, 2014-08-11 12:04
Parts of Scotland are badly affected by high winds and heavy rain in the wake of what was Hurricane Bertha.

Maliki spurned in new Iraq PM choice

BBC - Mon, 2014-08-11 12:04
Iraq's president asks a Shia politician to replace embattled PM Nouri Maliki, as details emerge of the plight of Yazidis in Kurdistan.

WATCH: Rescue Mission In Iraq Leaves Everyone Onboard In Tears

NPR News - Mon, 2014-08-11 12:03

New footage shows dramatic operations to help people stranded in mountains in northern Iraq. As people flee militants, the Pentagon says its airstrikes have slowed but not stopped the Islamic State.

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VIDEO: Rural crime up 5% in last year

BBC - Mon, 2014-08-11 11:59
Rural crime in the UK has risen by more than 5% in the last year, according to latest figures from farm insurance company, NFU Mutual.

Bale targets six trophies this season

BBC - Mon, 2014-08-11 11:47
Gareth Bale is targeting a clean sweep of six trophies with Real Madrid this season, starting with Tuesday's Uefa Super Cup.

VIDEO: Fleeing families 'starving and scared'

BBC - Mon, 2014-08-11 11:42
Ten of thousands of civilians in northern Iraq are fleeing for their lives, desperate to avoid the advance of the Islamic State.

'Shark Week' Fuels Shark-Meat Feeding Frenzy At Restaurants

NPR News - Mon, 2014-08-11 11:30

The craze to embrace all things shark during Discovery's "Shark Week" in August is exploding onto menus. But the hype doesn't hide the fact that many of these creatures are endangered.

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VIDEO: Man who shot at bad drivers in court

BBC - Mon, 2014-08-11 11:05
A man appears in court in the German city of Wuerzberg accused of firing more than 700 bullets at vehicles on motorways over five years.

Nigeria soldiers' wives protest

BBC - Mon, 2014-08-11 11:01
The wives of Nigerian soldiers have protested against their husbands being sent to fight militant Islamist group Boko Haram, a demonstrator says

Row over Nato schools disruption

BBC - Mon, 2014-08-11 10:52
Plans to disrupt opening times of schools in the Vale of Glamorgan during the Nato summit, despite it being held 25 miles away, are criticised.

VIDEO: Child's buggy rolls on to Tube tracks

BBC - Mon, 2014-08-11 10:50
British Transport Police have released CCTV images showing a pushchair with a small child rolling on to the tracks at a London Underground station, moments before a train arrived.

Kenyan men hide from circumcision

BBC - Mon, 2014-08-11 10:44
Men from several ethnic groups in a small town in western Kenya have gone into hiding fearing they will be forcibly circumcised after a spate of attacks.

VIDEO: Surgery for boy born without ears

BBC - Mon, 2014-08-11 10:31
A boy who was born without ears has had a pair created from his ribs.

Phil Hamm's no billionaire, but he's got something to say about oil

Marketplace - American Public Media - Mon, 2014-08-11 10:28

The oil boom has brought all sorts of changes to western North Dakota. Billionaire Harold Hamm has had a big hand in it.  His company, Continental Resources, is the biggest oil producer there.

Then there's Phil Hamm, who moved to Williston, North Dakota, before the oil industry arrived. He had a few things to say about the changes he's seen, when Todd Melby interviewed for his series "Black Gold Boom."

Todd Melby's series, "Black Gold Boom," is an initiative of Prairie Public and the Association for Independents in Radio.

Why 'Apple University' teaches new hires Picasso

Marketplace - American Public Media - Mon, 2014-08-11 10:26

Steve Jobs established Apple University to teach employees about Apple’s history and culture. Although the courses are not required, Apple’s new recruits usually do enroll.

“This training program is a lot more extensive than pretty much every other corporate training program that I've heard of,” says Brian Chen, technology reporter at The New York Times.

One class instructor compared the 11 lithographs of Pablo Picasso’s “The Bull” to the way Apple builds their devices, as a way to teach the class how to communicate at Apple.

“They like to start out with an idea and whittle it down as much as possible, until it speaks just clearly enough for the consumer,” says Chen. “It’s just a general way that they try to teach employees to think about communicating.”

Listen to the full interview in the audio player above.

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