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At Least 5 Dead After Border Patrol Car Chase Ends With A Crash In Texas
The SUV topped 100 mph before the driver lost control and more than a dozen passengers were ejected from the mangled vehicle. Officials said nearly everyone involved is undocumented.
06/18/2018 10:10 AM
A Guide To Parental Controls For Kids' Tech Use
All the major tech companies offer parental controls — Apple is the latest. For parents, making the best of them can be tricky.
06/18/2018 10:00 AM
NYC Mayor On Diversity Problems With City's Elite Public High Schools
Steve Inskeep talks to New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio about his proposal to change how students are admitted to the city's specialized high schools.
06/18/2018 08:59 AM
Tent Encampment In Texas Holds Detained Immigrant Children
The federal government is holding detained migrant boys in a desert tent encampment. Some were detained after arriving alone at the border, while others were separated from their families.
06/18/2018 08:59 AM
Results Of At-Home Genetic Tests For Health Can Be Hard To Interpret
As home genetic testing continues to boom, more people are getting their DNA tested for health reasons. The tests may signal future disease, but there are many limitations that might falsely reassure.
06/18/2018 08:58 AM
Sexual Harrassment In Courts
No industry is immune from sexual harassment and abuse — even the judicial system. NPR's Michel Martin talks to attorney Jaime Santos of Goodwin Procter about the prevalence of harassment by judges.
06/17/2018 09:58 PM
Protesters March To Texas Site Holding Detained Immigrant Kids
Hundreds of protesters angry over the Trump administration's policy of separating migrant children from their parents march on a tent city near El Paso, Texas.
06/17/2018 09:58 PM
House To Vote On 2 Immigration Bills
NPR's Michel Martin looks ahead to votes on immigration this coming week in the House with congressman Jeff Denham (R-Calif.), who's seeking legal protections for so-called Dreamers.
06/17/2018 09:58 PM
A 50-Year-Old Popcorn Machine Feeds Nostalgia At The Movies
In Lexington, Tenn., a century-old cinema is celebrating an important birthday: The Princess Theatre's popcorn machine is turning 50.
06/17/2018 09:58 PM
Stay-At-Home Dads Still Struggle With Diapers, Drool, Stigma And Isolation
It's hard to find other stay-at-home dads to hang out with, and working men worry you'll hit on their stay-at-home wives. Meanwhile, bosses still expect new fathers to work full-time. What's changed?
06/17/2018 09:37 PM
Trump's Decision To Separate Families Heats Up Immigration Debate
House Democrats converged on an immigration detention facility Sunday, as the Trump administration continued to shift blame elsewhere for the growing crisis.
06/17/2018 05:41 PM
Hundreds March To Texas Tent City Holding Detained Immigrant Kids
Rep. Beto O'Rourke organized the Fathers' Day march in just a couple of days. Hundreds of people showed up to protest the Trump administration's policy of separating families at the border.
06/17/2018 05:35 PM
1 Suspect Dead, 22 Injured After Shooting At Art Event In New Jersey
The shooting happened at an all-night art festival that was scheduled to go into the next afternoon. At least one other suspect is in police custody as the investigation continues.
06/17/2018 01:50 PM
The Controversy Over Maple Syrup
There's a controversy over how to label the sugar naturally found in maple syrup. The Food and Drug Administration says it should be labeled as "added sugar." Maple syrup producers are balking.
06/17/2018 12:12 PM
An Update On An Asylum-Seeker
An update, after this week's new immigration restrictions, on an asylum seeker Weekend Edition has been following for the past year.
06/17/2018 12:12 PM