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Stories for March 24, 2013

Goldman Sachs Hopes To Profit By Helping Troubled Teens

March 24
NPR Staff / NPR
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In the New York City prison system, the outlook for juvenile offenders is bleak. They're falling through the cracks, being arrested repeatedly, and being re-released onto the same streets only to be picked up again.

Marking Forgotten Slave Burial Sites, Online

March 24
NPR Staff / NPR

It all started on a former plantation in Tennessee. That's where Sandra Arnold's great-grandfather, Ben Harmon, who was born a slave, is buried next to his wife, Ethel. Their final resting spots are clearly marked, gravestone and all, but next to them, Arnold noticed an entire area of unmarked slave graves. She wondered if they could be family, too.

100 Hours On The Supreme Court's Sidewalk: Camping Out For A Seat To History

March 24
Elise Hu / NPR
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Overnight temperatures are dipping below freezing and the forecast calls for snow, but cold, boredom and discomfort haven't stopped more than 30 Supreme Court die-hards from camping out for a seat to history.

Backyard Chickens: Cute, Trendy Spreaders Of Salmonella

March 24
Nancy Shute / NPR
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Backyard chickens have become a coveted suburban accessory, one that packages cuteness, convenience and local food production in one fluffy feathered package.

How Amnesty For Undocumented Immigrants Would Impact Health Care

March 24
John M. Gonzales, CHCF Center for Health Reporting
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Would California’s estimated 2.5 million undocumented immigrants become eligible for health benefits? How would an already burdened health system absorb them?

Secretary Of State Kerry In Baghdad, With Concern Over Syria

March 24
Dana Farrington / NPR
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Secretary of State John Kerry is on an unannounced trip to Baghdad Sunday, and according to an official, the buzzword of the trip is "engagement."

Love, Roughhousing And Fifth Position In 'Brothers Emanuel'

March 24
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The brothers in the Emanuel family are known for their success and for their chutzpah. The youngest is Ari Emanuel, a high-powered Hollywood agent. The HBO show Entourage actually based a character on Ari, and that character is a bit, well, blunt -- threatening, for example, to rip out someone's tongue and serve it to his son's pet lizard.

Former Bush Aide Pushes 'Conservative Case' For Gay Marriage

March 24
Nina Totenberg / NPR
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One hundred thirty-one prominent Republicans have signed a pro-same-sex marriage legal brief that is clearly at odds with the House GOP leadership and the party's platform in the most recent election. Because of the prominence of the signers, the brief stands out among the more than 150 friend-of-the-court briefs filed in two same-sex marriage cases to be argued at the U.S. Supreme Court this week.

In Gun State, Suicide Prevention Aims For Firearm Safety

March 24
Kirk Siegler / NPR
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Wyoming has the highest per capita suicide rate in the nation. Guns are also a big part of everyday life: The state has one of the highest rates of gun ownership.

No. 1 Gonzaga's Been Dumped: Here's What Else You Should Know

March 24
Dana Farrington / NPR
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Saturday's NCAA men's basketball shocker? Wichita State toppled Gonzaga, 76-70. Gonzaga is the first top-seeded team to be eliminated, and it's the first time Wichita State is heading to Sweet 16 since 2006, The Associated Press reports. The AP adds: