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Goats and Soda

Filmmaker Documents Custom Of Giving Up Daughters — And Fathers Who Refuse

Samar Minallah Khan challenges the norms in areas of Pakistan where daughters are given away as compensation for a crime or to settle a feud. She doesn't do it alone, though: Her films also give men a chance to speak out.

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The Salt

The Scallop Scoop: Survey Forecasts A Banner Year In Atlantic

Federal fisheries researchers says their survey found about 10 billion scallops in waters off Delaware and southern New Jersey. They're predicting a boom for the nation's most valuable fishery.

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Code Switch

20 Years Ago, Mount Zion AME Was Set On Fire. Last Night, It Burned Again

In 1996, Bill Clinton spoke at the reopening ceremony of this historically black church. On Tuesday, Mount Zion became the latest in a wave of fires at black churches since the Charleston shooting.

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It's All Politics

13 Emails That Stood Out From The Latest Clinton Document Dump

The thousands of new emails don't reveal a "smoking gun" from the Democratic presidential candidate's time at State, but do give insight into her daily activities — and some funny daily struggles.

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Shots - Health News

Benefits Of Sports To A Child's Mind And Heart All Part Of The Game

In NPR's most recent poll, a majority of American adults say they played sports in their youth. Many say they encourage their kids to play, too, and see health benefits as well as lifelong lessons.

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The Two-Way - News Blog

U.S., Cuba Formally Resume Diplomatic Relations

The two countries have agreed to reopen embassies in Washington and Havana. President Obama calls it a historic step forward after 50 years of hostilities.

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Microphone Check

Vince Staples: 'My Job Is To Keep My Sanity'

The Long Beach, Calif., rapper made his debut album, Summertime '06, so that people who hear it will know how he felt then. "That's when we understood the power we had in fear," he says.

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Marta Elsie Leveron, 19, (left) and her brother Freddy David Leveron, 18, have not seen their father since he left El Savador to work in California in 1999. A new U.S. program allows families to reunite if one parent is a legal U.S. resident. The girl in the middle is Liliana Beatriz Leveron, 16, a cousin of the other two. Her parents are in the U.S. and she's seeking to reunite with them as well. Carrie Kahn/NPR hide caption

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Parallels - World News

A Father In California, Kids In El Salvador, And New Hope To Reunite

Unaccompanied minors surged across the U.S. southern border last year, fleeing violence in Central America. This year the Obama administration hopes to forestall a new wave with a quiet new program.

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Shots - Health News

Buy A Meth House Unawares And Pay The Health Consequences WFIU

When meth is smoked, toxic chemicals are released into the air that can contribute to lasting health problems. An Indiana law requires disclosure but not mandatory testing.

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Television

USA's 'Mr. Robot,' HBO's 'Ballers' Among Picks For Best Summer TV Series

A flood of some 120 series, both new and returning, are coming to TV sets this summer. So, how to choose which ones to binge-watch by the pool? Our TV critic picks his four favorite new shows.

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NPR Ed

A Phys Ed Teacher Battles Tight Budgets And Childhood Obesity

Mindy Przeor founded an after-school program in Mesa, Ariz., to get elementary school kids up and running.

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