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4:04 pm
Fri June 15, 2012

With DREAM Order, Obama Did What Presidents Do: Act Without Congress

President Obama on Friday announced he was using his executive power to give some young illegal immigrants the right to stay longer in the United States.
Susan Walsh AP

Originally published on Mon June 18, 2012 1:12 pm

President Obama's announcement Friday that he is using his executive authority to defer deportation proceedings for young immigrants who entered the U.S. illegally but meet certain requirements was just the latest example of the president's use of his power to act without Congress on policy issues.

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The Picture Show
3:48 pm
Fri June 15, 2012

Where Children Sleep: Portraits From Around The World

Joey, 11, lives in Kentucky with his parents and older sister. He regularly accompanies his father on hunts. He owns two shotguns and a crossbow and got his first kill — a deer — at the age of 7.
James Mollison

Originally published on Sat June 16, 2012 3:26 am

Where did you sleep when you were growing up? Did you have a room or share one? What did it look like?

Italy-based English photographer James Mollison says that for him, it would depend on the age. Thinking back to his earliest years in Kenya, where he was born, he remembers teddy bears. A few years later, it was all about mice. Then Duran Duran posters. And later, Army paraphernalia.

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This Is NPR
3:47 pm
Fri June 15, 2012

NPR and Wilson Center Present: "The National Conversation"

Steven Inskeep, Robin Wright, Nathan Brown, Les Campbell, Samer Shehata and Jane Harman (l to r) during a previous NPR/Wilson Center event earlier this year.
Wilson Center

Originally published on Tue March 5, 2013 12:43 pm

"Should the U.S. Change, Contain, or Engage Nuclear 'Outliers' — Iran and North Korea?," kicks off The National Conversation, a year-long series of free public events announced today as part of a partnership between NPR and The Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars. Wilson Center Director, President and CEO Jane Harman and NPR President and CEO Gary E. Knell will provide opening remarks at the event.

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Food
3:20 pm
Fri June 15, 2012

African Land Fertile Ground For Crops And Investors

Rei do Agro cleared trees from this land over the past 18 months. It previously looked like the land on the right.
Belchion Lucas for NPR

Originally published on Fri June 15, 2012 6:25 pm

Second of a two-part story. Read Part 1

In some countries of Africa, there's a land rush under way as investors claim farmland, establish mega-farms and try to cash in on high prices for food and biofuels. These deals are controversial. Critics accuse investors of dispossessing subsistence farmers.

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The Salt
3:11 pm
Fri June 15, 2012

Salmonella in Dog Food Is Making Humans Sick

Dogs are cute, but they can give Salmonella to their owners.
Harkamal Nijjar iStockphoto.com

A lot of people share everything with their dogs — a long walk, a bed, even people food. But one thing you might not want to share is a nasty bug called Salmonella.

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The Two-Way
3:08 pm
Fri June 15, 2012

Neil Munro, Of Daily Caller, Interrupts President During Rose Garden Address

Neil Munro of the Daily Caller (center) interrupts U.S. President Barack Obama with questions as he delivered remarks in the Rose Garden at the White House.
Alex Wong Getty Images

Originally published on Fri June 15, 2012 7:52 pm

President Obama grew very angry when Neil Munro of the website Daily Caller shouted a question in the middle of his address at the Rose Garden.

The first time he was interrupted, Obama said, "Excuse me sir. It's not time for questions, sir. Not while I'm speaking."

The president was issuing a statement about his administration's decision to delay the deportation of some young immigrants. Toward the end of his speech, Obama addressed Munro directly.

Here's a bit of audio from that moment:

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Health
2:12 pm
Fri June 15, 2012

How The Morning-After Pill Works

Mitt Romney referred to morning after-pills as 'abortive pills.' The FDA-approved label on Plan B indicates it may prevent fertilized eggs from implanting in a woman's uterus. Dr. Kristina Gemzell-Danielsson, an obstetrics and gynecology professor at Karolinska Institute, discusses the growing scientific evidence to the contrary.

Research News
2:05 pm
Fri June 15, 2012

Mapping The Microbial Make-Up Of Healthy Humans

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IRA FLATOW, HOST:

There are trillions of germs that live on us. What are they? What do they do? Inquiring minds want to know, and so they set to find out. And after five years of research, a group of several hundred scientists has released a census of the bacteria, viruses, fungi, other microorganisms that call our bodies home.

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Shots - Health Blog
1:51 pm
Fri June 15, 2012

Know The Enemy: Scientists Use Genetics To Get Ahead Of Malaria

A micrograph shows red blood cells infected by the malaria parasite Plasmodium falciparum.
John C. Tan AP

Originally published on Fri June 15, 2012 2:20 pm

Like the proverbial mosquito that buzzes in your ear but won't die, a lasting solution to malaria has been maddeningly elusive to health experts.

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Mountain Stage
1:51 pm
Fri June 15, 2012

Lera Lynn On Mountain Stage

Lera Lynn.
Brian Blauser Mountain Stage

Originally published on Tue February 26, 2013 12:29 pm

Lera Lynn makes her first appearance on Mountain Stage, recorded on the campus of West Virginia University in Morgantown. A native of the music haven and college town Athens, Ga, country singer-songwriter Lera Lynn has been winning accolades and fans at an astounding pace. She was named "Best American Artist" at Athens' 2011 Flagpole Music Awards, and her tune "Bobby, Baby" won the same year's Chris Austin Songwriting Competition at Merlefest.

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