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Serving Time, And Fighting California Wildfires For $2 A Day
Close to 1,500 inmates have been sent to battle the wildfires in Northern California. They are paid less than minimum wage, and some critics have decried the state program slave labor.
(Sun, 18 Nov 2018 17:48:32 -0500)

Education Secretary Proposes Enhanced Protections For Those Accused Of Sexual Assault On Campus
NPR's Lakshmi Singh speaks with Cynthia Garrett, the co-president of Families Advocating for Campus Equality, who supports recently proposed changes to Title IX rules.
(Sun, 18 Nov 2018 17:48:31 -0500)

As Migrant Caravans Arrive At Tijuana Border, Tensions Mount With Local Residents
Central Americans moving across Mexico are arriving at the Tijuana border crossing into the U.S. Their arrival increases pressures on local authorities and tensions with residents.
(Sun, 18 Nov 2018 17:48:31 -0500)

Death Toll Continues To Rise In California Wildfire, As Does The Number Missing
Those that lost their homes are struggling to figure out what's next as they plan an uncertain future.
(Sun, 18 Nov 2018 17:48:31 -0500)

Virginia Could Be The State To Give Women Equal Rights Nationwide
A bipartisan coalition of lawmakers in Virginia is working to make the state the 38th and final state to ratify the Equal Rights Amendment to the U.S. Constitution.
(Sun, 18 Nov 2018 17:40:24 -0500)

Michael Bloomberg Gives $1.8 Billion To Financial Aid At Johns Hopkins University
The donation is the largest individual gift ever made to a single university and is designed to allow the school to be need-blind and loan-free.
(Sun, 18 Nov 2018 17:21:53 -0500)

After Nearly 2 Weeks and 2 Recounts, Florida Senate Race Ends
Nearly two weeks after Election Day, a statewide recount showed that Republican Gov. Rick Scott continued to hold the lead in the Senate race against incumbent Democrat Bill Nelson.
(Sun, 18 Nov 2018 11:24:34 -0500)

Hate Crimes Surged By 17 Percent Over The Last Year, Says FBI
We hear from two educators in Reading, Mass, where police have been investigating racist incidents across the town since May of last year, including racist graffiti scrawled on bathroom stalls.
(Sun, 18 Nov 2018 08:02:10 -0500)

Brown University Releases 'Cost Of War' Project
Last week the Cost of War Project at Brown University released its annual report. NPR's Lulu Garcia Navarro speaks with political scientist Neta Crawford about the report - and war's actual costs.
(Sun, 18 Nov 2018 08:02:10 -0500)

The Impact Of A New Acting Attorney General On The Russia Investigation
The appointment of a new acting U.S. Attorney General raises questions about the future of the Mueller probe.
(Sun, 18 Nov 2018 08:02:09 -0500)

Wildfires And Public Health Concerns
The smoke and ash from California's wildfires are making it difficult for some people to breathe. But there are other health risks, including burned up cars and lead paint from older burned homes.
(Sun, 18 Nov 2018 08:02:09 -0500)

A Student Set Out To Correct The National Park Service's Mistake, He Did
A good news story about one citizen's journey to set the record straight with the National Park Service, whose website contained an error.
(Sun, 18 Nov 2018 08:02:09 -0500)

Facebook Under Criticism For Failing To Crack Down On Russian Interference
Facebook leaders are under intense scrutiny for lax privacy protection, failing to counter disinformation campaigns and attacking their critics.
(Sun, 18 Nov 2018 08:02:09 -0500)

Death Toll Rises To 76 In California Wildfire
NPR's Lulu Garcia-Navarro speaks with Sean Abrams, a Butte County paramedic and resident, about his experience fighting the Camp Fire.
(Sun, 18 Nov 2018 08:02:09 -0500)

Supercomputers Assist Firefighters As Wildfires Spread In California
New technology builds on existing models and adds in the growing amount of real-time data available from NASA satellites, weather stations, field cameras and aerial reconnaissance flights.
(Sun, 18 Nov 2018 08:02:09 -0500)

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