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Before Snowden: Whistleblowers Who Tried To Lift The Veil

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Before Snowden: Whistleblowers Who Tried To Lift The Veil

Unless you have documents, nobody listens. It's a bitter lesson learned by former NSA officials who tried to work within the system to expose what they considered unconstitutional programs.

Rubio: U.S. Cannot Admit All Children Seeking Asylum

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Rubio: U.S. Cannot Admit All Children Seeking Asylum

Florida Sen. Marco Rubio, a Republican, tells NPR the nation can't "absorb" all migrants fleeing violence, and must secure its own border first. He dismissed his potential 2016 rival Hillary Clinton, a Democrat, as old news.

With Swirls Of Steel, These Sculptures Mark The Passage Of People And Time

Albert Paley's iron and steel gates, archways and free-standing sculptures are eye-catching landmarks. His 2010 steel work Evanesce stands in Monterrey, Mexico. "American Metal: The Art of Albert Paley" is on display at the Corcoran Gallery of Art until September. Agencia para la Planeacióndel Desarrollo Urbano de Nuevo León/Courtesy Paley Studios hide caption

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With Swirls Of Steel, These Sculptures Mark The Passage Of People And Time

Albert Paley's eye-catching gates, archways and sculptures frame transitions and elevate otherwise routine paths. An exhibit in Washington, D.C., is celebrating the work of the American metalsmith.

Other Cities Poach Police From Detroit's Low-Wage Force

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Other Cities Poach Police From Detroit's Low-Wage Force WDET

From Toledo to Houston, cities are courting Detroit cops, who are seen as battle-tested from routinely dealing with high crime rates — and fed up from years of low pay and cuts in benefits.

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'Our Birds': Migratory Journeys Converge In Baltimore Gardens

Members of the Bird Ambassadors program painted and planted a broken canoe at a Baltimore charter school in November. The canoe was filled with species native to Maryland, providing food and habitat for local birds. Susie Creamer/Courtesy of Patterson Park Audubon Center hide caption

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Environment

'Our Birds': Migratory Journeys Converge In Baltimore Gardens

A program that provides food and shelter to migratory birds has enlisted immigrant women in the effort. "When I see them here," says one woman, "it reminds me of my garden back home in Mexico."

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