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Iowa Mayor Calls For 'Caring Cities' To Take In Young Immigrants

The city of Davenport, Iowa, is home to about 100,000 people. The city's mayor, Bill Gluba, wants the city to shelter some of the unaccompanied minors who have crossed the southern border of the U.S., but some members of the city council oppose his efforts. hide caption

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Iowa Mayor Calls For 'Caring Cities' To Take In Young Immigrants

Unaccompanied, undocumented children from Central America aren't just sparking debate in the Southwest. The question of whether to offer shelter to the minors has led to divided opinions in Iowa.

This Suit Keeps Ebola Out. So How Can A Health Worker Catch It?

Protective gear runs from goggles and head covering to gloves and boots. This health worker was photographed leaving the isolation area at the treatment center in Kailahun, Sierra Leone. hide caption

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This Suit Keeps Ebola Out. So How Can A Health Worker Catch It?

The head-to-toe protective gear is designed to prevent Ebola from infecting health care workers. Yet some do contract the disease. It's not the suit's fault. It's likely a case of human error.

Advocates Say Military Dogs Aren't Pets — They're Veterans

Zzarr, a Dutch shepherd, with K-9 handler U.S. Army Sgt. Nathan Arriaga (partly hidden) of the U.S. Forces Afghanistan K-9 unit, in 2011. hide caption

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Advocates Say Military Dogs Aren't Pets — They're Veterans

On Capitol Hill, dogs and their handlers have made the case that all U.S. military dogs should be brought home from war — and treated with the respect they've earned on the battlefield.

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First Watch: Maddie & Tae, 'Girl In A Country Song'

The video for the teenage duo Maddie & Tae's first single, "Girl in a Country Song," cheerfully turns the tables on the cartoonish macho tendencies of so much recent country music.

How High Debt From The Housing Collapse Still Stifles Our Economy

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How High Debt From The Housing Collapse Still Stifles Our Economy

Seven years after the subprime mortgage crisis, the U.S. economy has not yet fully recovered. Now, two economists have come up with new evidence about what's holding the economy back.

Zoo In Argentina Says 'Sad Bear' Too Old To Go To Canada

Arturo, the only polar bear in Argentina, lives in captivity at a zoo in Mendoza. The plight of the "sad bear" has spawned more than 400,000 signatures on a petition to get him moved to a "better life" in Canada. hide caption

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Zoo In Argentina Says 'Sad Bear' Too Old To Go To Canada

The plight of the nearly 30-year-old polar bear, who lost his enclosure mate two years ago, has attracted attention from well-wishers the world over who want him moved.

With Help From America's Test Kitchen, Why Buy When You Can DIY?

This hazelnut-chocolate spread looks like the iconic Nutella, but it tastes more richly of hazelnuts, says Chris Kimball. hide caption

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The Salt

With Help From America's Test Kitchen, Why Buy When You Can DIY?

Morning Edition host Renee Montagne talks to America's Test Kitchen's Chris Kimball about foods that are easier than you would guess to make at home. Fresh Nutella or kale chips, anyone?

Syrian Babies Born To Refugees Face A Future In Limbo

Ayaman with his wife, Selma, and their 1-month-old daughter, Shana, who was born in Turkey. Syrian refugee parents who give birth in Turkey are finding it difficult to register their newborns, many of whom are stateless. Jodi Hilton for NPR hide caption

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Syrian Babies Born To Refugees Face A Future In Limbo

Syrians have flooded into neighboring countries and now they are having babies. But the children are not receiving citizenship from either Syria or the country where they are born.

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