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Trump To Meet With Mexican President Ahead Of Immigration Speech

President Enrique Peña Nieto's office said he invited both Trump and Hillary Clinton to visit Mexico. Peña Nieto has been highly critical of Trump, likening him to Mussolini and Hitler earlier this year. The GOP presidential candidate is slated to give a major immigration policy speech Wednesday.

Chicago police officer Jason Van Dyke leaves the Criminal Courts Building after pleading not guilty to first-degree murder charges related to the shooting death of 17-year-old Laquan McDonald on December 29, 2015, in Chicago. The police superintendent is now moving to fire Van Dyke and four other officers, who are accused of making false statements about the shooting. Scott Olson/Getty Images hide caption

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Chicago Police Dept. Moves To Fire 5 Officers Over Laquan McDonald Shooting

The city's inspector general recommended that 10 officers be fired in connection with the 2014 killing of the 17-year-old. Several of those officers have since retired or resigned.

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Brazil's Senate Prepares For Final Vote On Dilma Rousseff's Impeachment

The suspended president testified for 14 hours straight, and 66 senators gave speeches in a marathon session that stretched through the night.

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Politics

McCain, Rubio, Wasserman Schultz Beat Back Primary Challenges

The three big political names defeated tough opponents — and it wasn't close. Despite all the attention on outsiders, incumbency still wields significant power.

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Can A Canadian Prime Minister Be An Action Hero? Marvel Comics Thinks So

Justin Trudeau has had a varied career — bouncer, snowboard instructor, Canada's prime minister. Now he's a Marvel Comics action hero. Only two other world leaders have appeared in Marvel Comics.

These Central Valley sheep are happily munching on sprouted barley grown indoors. Farmer Mario Daccarett says the barley, grown in shipping containers, is sweet and keep his sheep full for longer. Ezra David Romero/Valley Public Radio hide caption

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The Salt

With Water In Short Supply, California Ranchers Grow Their Feed Indoors

The extended drought in California has farmers looking for ways to use less water. Among them, growing feed indoors using hydroponics. The new diet is making some Central Valley sheep very happy.

With Water In Short Supply, California Ranchers Grow Their Feed Indoors

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A Paralyzed Florida Surfer Finds His Own 'Perfect Wave'

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It took a lot of careful planning and specialized equipment to get Matt Bellina on the water again. But doctors say activity after an injury, no matter how severe, can be important for mental health.

This year the U.S. Forest Service is only issuing personal use permits in Montana's National Forests. Nicky Ouellet for NPR hide caption

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Banned From National Forest, For-Profit Mushroom Pickers Go Underground

Last year's forest fires have produced a bumper crop of coveted morel mushrooms in Montana's northwestern forests. But the Forest Service isn't issuing commercial licenses in some prime picking spots.

Banned From National Forest, For-Profit Mushroom Pickers Go Underground

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Music Interviews

For River Whyless, Songwriting Is 'A Good Way To Wash The Soul'

The North Carolina folk band talk about some of the personal stories behind the album We All the Light.

For River Whyless, Songwriting Is 'A Good Way To Wash The Soul'

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Cannabis Growers Seek Blue Ribbons For Their Buds At Oregon's State Fair

This year, Oregon's Legislature designated marijuana, which is legal there for recreational use, as a farm crop. It debuted among funnel cakes, livestock and zucchini this summer at the state fair.

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In Philadelphia, Neighbors Learn How To Keep Shooting Victims Alive

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A first-aid class is designed to help people learn how to keep shooting victims alive until paramedics arrive. It teaches skills such as applying tourniquets to stop bleeding.

In Philadelphia, Neighbors Learn How To Keep Shooting Victims Alive

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The Salt

Why California's New Farmworker Overtime Bill May Not Mean Bigger Paychecks

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California lawmakers just passed a landmark bill that would make farmworkers eligible for overtime if they work more than eight hours a day or 40 hours a week. Some farmers say they can't afford that.

Why California's New Farmworker Overtime Bill May Not Mean Bigger Paychecks

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