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Hot Prisons Could Be Deadly For U.S. Inmates, Advocates Warn 
  Thu, 24 Jul 2014 13:33:00 -0400 
    Un-air-conditioned jails and prisons are often uncomfortable for both prisoners and for guards. But for inmates whose health conditions make them sensitive to the heat, they pose serious health risks.


Racially-Charged Casting Call: 'Surprising' But Not Shocking To Insiders 
  Thu, 24 Jul 2014 12:17:48 -0400 
    A casting call asked for attractive light-skinned women of any race but black women who looked "poor" and "not in good shape." A panel of industry insiders weighs in.


Effective New HIV Treatment Makes Researcher 'Hopeful' In Fighting Epidemic 
  Thu, 24 Jul 2014 12:17:08 -0400 
    The 20th annual International AIDS Conference is currently being held in Australia. Host Michel Martin speaks with AIDS researcher Dr. Anthony Fauci about the news coming out of the conference.


European Court Rules Against Poland In CIA 'Black Sites' Case 
  Thu, 24 Jul 2014 11:08:00 -0400 
    The European Court of Human Rights said Poland broke the European human rights convention by allowing the CIA to imprison and torture two terrorism suspects in secret prisons on its soil.


U.S. Database Glitch Delays Passport, Visa Processing 
  Thu, 24 Jul 2014 11:01:00 -0400 
    The problem in the U.S. State Department system could cause problems for millions of people worldwide who are awaiting travel documents.


Montana Sen. Walsh Says PTSD May Have Played A Role In His Plagiarism 
  Thu, 24 Jul 2014 09:28:00 -0400 
    Sen. John Walsh lifted at least a quarter of his United States Army War College master's thesis, according to a report in The New York Times. Walsh was appointed to the Senate in February.


Saving Lives In South Miami, One Pool At A Time 
  Thu, 24 Jul 2014 08:04:00 -0400 
    Swimming pool drowning rates among school-aged black children are more than five times higher than they are among white kids the same age.


A Simple Way To Reduce Stroke Risk: Take Your Pulse 
  Thu, 24 Jul 2014 07:57:00 -0400 
    Most people can't tell when they're having the irregular heartbeat called atrial fibrillation that puts them at risk of stroke. Simply learning to take your own pulse could help, researchers say.


A Strange Political Dustup Clouds Kansas Governor's Future 
  Thu, 24 Jul 2014 06:05:00 -0400 
    An open revolt among moderate Kansas Republicans has clouded Gov. Sam Brownback's re-election hopes and focused national attention on the tax-cutting experiment at the heart of his "red-state model."


The 313 Turns 313: Happy Birthday, Detroit 
  Thu, 24 Jul 2014 06:01:00 -0400 
    In 1701, Antoine de la Mothe Cadillac founded the beginnings of modern-day Detroit — area code 313. Motor City can't throw a big celebration because of its bankruptcy, but there will be some parties.


In Detroit Porch Shooting Trial, It's Murder Vs. Self-Defense 
  Thu, 24 Jul 2014 06:01:00 -0400 
    The murder trial is underway for Theodore Wafer, the Detroit homeowner who shot Renisha McBride, an unarmed black teen, on his porch. Wafer claims self-defense; prosecutors say there was no threat.


Iowa Mayor Calls For 'Caring Cities' To Take In Young Immigrants 
  Thu, 24 Jul 2014 06:01:00 -0400 
    Unaccompanied, undocumented children from Central America aren't just sparking debate in the Southwest. The question of whether to offer shelter to the minors has led to divided opinions in Iowa.


New Rules Proposed For Oil-Carrying Trains In Wake Of Fiery Crashes 
  Thu, 24 Jul 2014 06:01:00 -0400 
    The Obama administration is proposing new safety rules for railroad oil tank cars, after a series of fiery derailments. The rules would phase out thousands of older cars in two years.


Complications During Ariz. Inmate's Execution Reignite Controversy 
  Thu, 24 Jul 2014 06:01:00 -0400 
    An Arizona inmate took almost two hours to die after receiving a lethal injection Wednesday.


Advocates Say Military Dogs Aren't Pets — They're Veterans 
  Thu, 24 Jul 2014 06:01:00 -0400 
    On Capitol Hill, dogs and their handlers have made the case that all U.S. military dogs should be brought home from war — and treated with the respect they've earned on the battlefield.
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