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For Low-Income Victims, Nuisance Laws Force Ultimatum: Silence Or Eviction

Many communities have enacted nuisance laws to make sure renters aren't disturbing their neighbors. Trouble is, victims — especially of domestic abuse — often end up penalized for calling the police.

For Low-Income Victims, Nuisance Laws Force Ultimatum: Silence Or Eviction

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'Caller Pleading For Cops To Come Inside': Sheriff's Transcripts Of Orlando Attack

Desperate calls from inside the Pulse nightclub, authorities' concerns, reports of wounded civilians: These are among the new details in records released by the Orange County Sheriff's Office.

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After Brexit Vote, U.K. Sees A Wave Of Hate Crimes And Racist Abuse

The National Police Chiefs Council in Britain has noted a jump in hate crime reports. Incidents include dog excrement thrown at a German's door and anti-Polish messages left on doorsteps.

This is where the Burning Brigade was housed. The apparatus in the middle is not the original, but ones like it were used as ramps so that the bodies could be stacked high and set alight. All the pits at Ponar were originally dug by the Russians to store fuel. Ezra Wolfinger for Nova hide caption

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Researchers Uncover Long-Lost Tunnel Used By Jews To Escape Extermination Pits

They have provided physical evidence to a famous story of heroism during the Holocaust — known before only through the testimony of the 11 Jews who escaped a Lithuanian massacre site.

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Los Angeles Pioneers Program To Help Educate Foster Parents For LGBT Kids

Southern California Public Radio

There are more than 400,000 foster children in the U.S., and a disproportionate number identify as LGBT. It's hard to find foster parents for them, but an effort in Los Angeles aims to change that.

Los Angeles Pioneers Program To Help Educate Foster Parents For LGBT Kids

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Tough Problem: Airport Public Areas Designed For Commerce, Not Security

U.S. airports have security checkpoints to keep weapons off airplanes. But airports have public areas where people shop, check bags and line up for TSA. The public areas create vulnerabilities.

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Doctors Get Creative To Soothe Tech-Savvy Kids Before Surgery

Kaiser Health News

Surgery can be emotionally and physically stressful for children. A California anesthesiologist has come up with a way to reduce anxiety that's safer, cheaper and much more entertaining.

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Turkey's Debilitating Conflicts On Three Separate Fronts

Turkey is currently battling Syrian President Bashar Assad, the Islamic State and Kurdish separatists in southeast Turkey. All the battles are draining the country, and none is going well.

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On The Code Switch Podcast: 'I'm Not Black, I'm O.J.!'

The new ESPN documentary O.J.: Made In America examines how O.J. Simpson distanced himself from black life in America — and how that same blackness was turned into a major asset during his trial.

On The Code Switch Podcast: 'I'm Not Black, I'm O.J.!'

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Conservative Christians Grapple With Whether 'Religious Freedom' Includes Muslims

Religious liberty is a key concern for many evangelical voters. But in the current political climate, there's some debate among Christian conservatives about how that applies to other faiths.

Conservative Christians Grapple With Whether 'Religious Freedom' Includes Muslims

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Scotty Moore, Essential Rock 'N' Roll Sideman, Dies At 84

The guitarist played lead on Elvis Presley's early recordings, and was part of some of the most iconic moments in rock 'n' roll history. Moore died Tuesday after a long illness.

Scotty Moore, Essential Rock 'N' Roll Sideman, Dies At 84

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Wardrobe Malfunction: 'Power Pleat' Causes Problems At Wimbledon

Three days into the Wimbledon tennis championships, Nike's new pleated dress has some players looking for ways to keep their wardrobe from interfering with their job: winning tennis matches.