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Saudi Arabia Lifts Ban On Women Drivers

June 24
Shannon Van Sant / NPR

The country allowed women to drive for the first time on Sunday, ending its widely-criticized ban on women drivers.

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Migrants Are Stuck In Mexico With Violence Back Home And 'Zero Tolerance' In The U.S.

June 24
James Fredrick / NPR

A Honduran mother of two, who is pregnant with a third, remains in a Mexico City shelter after hearing of the U.S. family separation policy.

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The Bountiful Benefits Of Bringing Back The Beavers

June 24
Luke Runyon / NPR

Hundreds of millions of beavers used to populate the West but were hunted to near extinction. Turns out, beavers are critical to healthy water ecosystems, so now there are efforts to bring them back.

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Last Year, A Retired Mexican Schoolteacher Vanished. His Family Still Seeks Answers

June 24
James Fredrick / NPR

Albino Quiroz Sandoval left home to go shopping last year and never returned. A man has been arrested, but most crimes in Mexico go unpunished. More than 37,000 people have gone missing since 2007.

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Actor Diego Luna On The 'Awakening' Around Mexico's Presidential Election

June 24
Lulu Garcia-Navarro / NPR

"There is a need to say, 'Ya basta,' " Luna says, "you know, enough is enough." A few years ago, Luna left Hollywood and returned to Mexico, where he became a political activist.

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Political 'Counterculture': Young Republicans Hold Unique Space In The Trump Era

June 24
Asma Khalid / NPR

The GOP shed many young voters when Donald Trump was elected. Those remaining stand apart from most of their peers, while also breaking with older Republicans to chart a future for the party.

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Tweeting Oncologist Draws Ire And Admiration For Calling Out Hype

June 24
Richard Harris / NPR

A young cancer doctor uses social media to skewer what he sees as overblown claims for "precision medicine." That doesn't make him hugely popular at cancer research meetings.

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Sarah Sanders Joins List Of Top Trump Aides Confronted At Restaurants

June 23
Gabriela Saldivia / NPR

The White House press secretary was asked to leave a Virginia restaurant Friday. Earlier this week, DHS Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen and White House adviser Stephen Miller were heckled at restaurants.

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The Hypocrisy Of Eating At Mexican Restaurants

June 23
Monique Truong / NPR

In the past week, two of the most vocal advocates for the Trump administration's "zero tolerance" immigration policy were heckled while eating at Mexican restaurants in Washington.

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Grenade Attack Tears Through Rally For Ethiopian Prime Minister

June 23
Colin Dwyer / NPR

Shortly after Abiy Ahmed addressed a massive rally in the capital, Addis Ababa, a blast sent attendees running. Authorities say at least one person died in the attack and its aftermath.

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Zimbabwe's President Emmerson Mnangagwa Unharmed After Explosion At Campaign Rally

June 23
Gabriela Saldivia / NPR

State-run newspaper The Herald is calling the incident an assassination attempt on Mnangagwa. The 75-year-old head of state had just left the stage when the blast occurred, injuring many.

Katie Arrington, S.C. Republican Who Beat Mark Sanford, Is Badly Injured In Car Crash

June 23
Colin Dwyer / NPR

The state lawmaker surprised the political world when she upset the incumbent in a GOP primary just a week and a half ago. Now, Arrington is in the hospital after a fatal collision Friday night.

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U.S. And South Korea Agree To Suspend Upcoming Military Exercises Indefinitely

June 23
Gabriela Saldivia / NPR

The announcement of additional suspensions follows the summit between President Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un earlier this month.

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Analysis Finds Geographic Overlap In Opioid Use And Trump Support In 2016

June 23
Paul Chisholm / NPR

Counties with higher rates of opioid use skewed heavily Republican in the 2016 election. What role did the opioid epidemic play in President Trump's victory?

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A Global Guide For Leery Travelers

June 23
Christopher Elliott / NPR

Is your destination too dangerous? How do you protect yourself from health threats?

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Gaming Addiction Disorder; White House Pitches Big Changes For Education Department

June 23
Emily Cardinali / NPR

Also in our weekly roundup of education news, the Federal Commission on School Safety met publicly to brainstorm ideas around how to make schools safer.

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Large Methane Leaks Threaten Perception Of 'Clean' Natural Gas

June 23
Leigh Paterson / NPR

A new study finds that oil and gas operations are leaking 60 percent more methane than previously reported by the federal government.

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Officials Say Illegal Pesticide Caused Deaths Of 13 Bald Eagles In Maryland

June 22
Vanessa Romo / NPR

Authorities said there is an "epidemic on the Eastern Shore" of wildlife-poisoning crimes because it's "cheaper and easier" than trapping a nuisance animals or building a fence.

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California Lawmakers Approve $21M In Immigration Legal Aid For Students

June 22
By Megan Burks

Community colleges and state universities offer legal assistance to all students, including those in the country illegally. Last year they opened 30 percent more immigration cases.

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Protests Erupt In Spain As Men Held In 'Wolf Pack' Sex Assault Get Bail

June 22
Vanessa Romo / NPR

Judges freed five men convicted of sexual abuse of an 18-year-old woman during Running of the Bulls festivities as they appeal the verdict. The move sparked a call for an overhaul of sex crimes laws.

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