National http://whqr.org en Who Are The Kids Of The Migrant Crisis? http://whqr.org/post/who-are-kids-migrant-crisis Since last October, a staggering 57,000 unaccompanied migrant children have been apprehended at the southwestern U.S. border. Thu, 24 Jul 2014 20:39:00 +0000 NPR staff 58593 at http://whqr.org Who Are The Kids Of The Migrant Crisis? DOJ Reaches Agreement For Oversight Of Albuquerque PD http://whqr.org/post/doj-reaches-agreement-oversight-albuquerque-pd The mayor of Albuquerque has signed off on a framework of principles to submit the city's troubled police department to oversight by an independent monitor.<p>The deal, announced by the Justice Department, is aimed at addressing eight problem areas identified in a report last year by officials.<p>"This agreement marks an important step forward in addressing the unreasonable use of deadly force uncovered in our investigation into the Albuquerque Police Department," said Attorney General Eric Holder. Thu, 24 Jul 2014 20:29:00 +0000 Scott Neuman 58592 at http://whqr.org The Death Clerk, And Other Details Of Last-Minute Execution Appeals http://whqr.org/post/death-clerk-and-other-details-last-minute-execution-appeals <div class="fullattribution">Copyright 2014 NPR. To see more, visit <a href="http://www.npr.org/">http://www.npr.org/</a>.<img src="http://www.google-analytics.com/__utm.gif?utmac=UA-5828686-4&utmdt=The+Death+Clerk%2C+And+Other+Details+Of+Last-Minute+Execution+Appeals&utme=8(APIKey)9(MDA3NTY5MTc2MDEzMDY5NDU2MjQ3NDZhOA001)"/></div><p> Thu, 24 Jul 2014 20:15:00 +0000 Nina Totenberg 58594 at http://whqr.org Botched Ariz. Execution Renews Unease Over Lethal Injections http://whqr.org/post/botched-ariz-execution-renews-unease-over-lethal-injections <div class="fullattribution">Copyright 2014 NPR. To see more, visit <a href="http://www.npr.org/">http://www.npr.org/</a>.<img src="http://www.google-analytics.com/__utm.gif?utmac=UA-5828686-4&utmdt=Botched+Ariz.+Execution+Renews+Unease+Over+Lethal+Injections&utme=8(APIKey)9(MDA3NTY5MTc2MDEzMDY5NDU2MjQ3NDZhOA001)"/></div><p> Thu, 24 Jul 2014 20:15:00 +0000 Martin Kaste 58595 at http://whqr.org Medic First Refused His Silver Star — Then, 4 Decades Later, Accepted http://whqr.org/post/medic-first-refused-his-silver-star-then-4-decades-later-accepted <div class="fullattribution">Copyright 2014 NPR. To see more, visit http://www.npr.org/.<img src="http://www.google-analytics.com/__utm.gif?utmac=UA-5828686-4&utmdt=Medic+First+Refused+His+Silver+Star+%E2%80%94+Then%2C+4+Decades+Later%2C+Accepted&utme=8(APIKey)9(MDAxODg3MTg0MDEyMTg2NTY3OTI5YTI3ZA004)"/></div><p> Thu, 24 Jul 2014 20:15:00 +0000 editor 58596 at http://whqr.org Central American Leaders: Immigrant Children Are A Shared Problem http://whqr.org/post/central-american-leaders-immigrant-children-are-shared-problem <div class="fullattribution">Copyright 2014 NPR. To see more, visit <a href="http://www.npr.org/">http://www.npr.org/</a>.<img src="http://www.google-analytics.com/__utm.gif?utmac=UA-5828686-4&utmdt=Central+American+Leaders%3A+Immigrant+Children+Are+A+Shared+Problem&utme=8(APIKey)9(MDA3NTY5MTc2MDEzMDY5NDU2MjQ3NDZhOA001)"/></div><p> Thu, 24 Jul 2014 20:15:00 +0000 Jackie Northam 58597 at http://whqr.org U.S. Teens Still Lag In Getting Vaccinated Against HPV http://whqr.org/post/us-teens-still-lag-getting-vaccinated-against-hpv Though the vaccine against human papilloma virus is highly effective in preventing certain forms of cancer, the number of preteens getting the vaccine is still dismally low, doctors from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention announced Thursday.<p>"One of the top 5 reasons parents listed is that it hadn't been recommended to them by a doctor or nurse," the CDC's <a href="http://www.cdc.gov/about/leadership/leaders/schuchat.htm">Dr. Thu, 24 Jul 2014 20:03:00 +0000 Nicholas St. Fleur 58598 at http://whqr.org U.S. Teens Still Lag In Getting Vaccinated Against HPV 4 Theories About Why Wal-Mart Changed Its U.S. Chief http://whqr.org/post/four-theories-about-why-wal-mart-changed-its-us-chief Bill Simon, head of Wal-Mart's U.S. division, <a href="http://news.walmart.com/news-archive/2014/07/24/walmart-names-greg-foran-president-and-ceo-of-walmart-us">is leaving</a> the retail giant, the company said Thursday.<p>Any major shake-up at Wal-Mart is closely watched because the company is so important — it tops the Fortune 500 list with annual sales approaching a half-trillion dollars. So lots of people are speculating about what Simon's departure really means. Thu, 24 Jul 2014 19:33:00 +0000 Marilyn Geewax 58590 at http://whqr.org 4 Theories About Why Wal-Mart Changed Its U.S. Chief U.S.: Russia-Based Artillery Targeting Ukrainian Troops http://whqr.org/post/us-russia-based-artillery-targeting-ukrainian-troops The U.S. Thu, 24 Jul 2014 19:18:00 +0000 Scott Neuman 58587 at http://whqr.org U.S.: Russia-Based Artillery Targeting Ukrainian Troops Saving Lives In South Miami, One Pool At A Time http://whqr.org/post/saving-lives-south-miami-one-pool-time It's hot out. The usual midday thunderstorm has just passed, and the few kids hanging out on bleachers around the pool at Miami's Ransom Everglades School finally get the go-ahead to jump in and cool off.<p>Eight-year-old Gary Kendrick and the others are all here for swim lessons.<p>"They told us to hold on to the wall and kick our feet and, like, move our arms," Kendrick says. "When I had to swim to one of the counselors, I was really swimming. Thu, 24 Jul 2014 18:31:00 +0000 Wilson Sayre 58584 at http://whqr.org Saving Lives In South Miami, One Pool At A Time