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Shots - Health News

'No One Should Have The Right To Prolong My Death'

Jennifer Glass was a newlywed when she was diagnosed with inoperable lung cancer. "I'm doing everything I can to extend my life," she says, while advocating for a right-to-die law in California.

Herminia Becerra is a politiquera in Brownsville, Texas. She has worked political campaigns for nearly 60 years in the Rio Grande Valley. Becerra says she's never been indicted for election fraud, has nothing to hide, and supports candidates without compensation. John Burnett/NPR hide caption

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U.S.

In Rio Grande Valley, Some Campaign Workers Are Paid To Harvest Votes

It's a time-honored tradition in South Texas: Local candidates who need votes go to campaign workers known as politiqueras. But some of those workers are now charged with manipulating mail-in ballots.

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The Salt

Chasing Food Dreams Across U.S., Nigerian Chef Tests Immigration System

Tunde Wey wanted to share the food of his West African childhood so he crossed the U.S. by bus, hosting pop-up dinners along the way. But Wey, like many immigrants, found success can unravel quickly.

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It's All Politics

Giving Some Rope: A Brief History Of Tensions Between Politicians And The Press

Hillary Clinton's campaign took the term "wrangling the press" literally when it used a rope to control reporters. She and other candidates have a long history of frustration with the Fourth Estate.

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Theater

The Mornin' Ain't So Beautiful For This Dark 'Oklahoma!' Production

In upstate New York, an experimental staging of Rodgers and Hammerstein's classic sets a key scene in total darkness and adds coldblooded murder to the plot.

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Workers with Ceria wait for a pipe-welding machine to finish connecting two sections of plastic irrigation pipe in Bario, Malaysia. The company has brought mechanized farming to the Kelabit Highlands. Jerry Redfern for NPR hide caption

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The Salt

Mechanization Brings Quick Change To Borneo Region Known For 'Slow Rice'

A company is introducing mechanized rice farming to the interior of Malaysian Borneo for the first time. Scientists say the change may damage the bonds between the local people and their environment.

"When Mexico sends its people, they're not sending their best. ... They're bringing drugs; they're bringing crime, their rapists; and some, I assume, are good people," Donald Trump said while announcing his campaign last month. Paul J. Richards/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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It's All Politics

Donald Trump, 'Wrestling A Pig' And The GOP's Struggle To Reform

The last thing the GOP wants is to be seen as anti-immigrant, anti-gay and anti-science. The party has vowed to reform since President Obama's re-election, but change is proving hard.

The popular Reddit question-and-answer section /r/IAmA, along with hundreds of others, have shut down in an apparent protest over the dismissal of a key figure at the social sharing site. Screengrab from Reddit.com hide caption

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The Two-Way - News Blog

Reddit CEO Apologizes Days After User Revolt Over Firing Of Popular Figure

Ellen Pao said the company had "screwed up ... over the past several years," leading up to the way it handled the dismissal of Victoria Taylor, the key figure in the site's Ask Me Anything section.

Tiny Desk

Christopher Paul Stelling: Steeped In Tradition, But Filled With Vitality

Stelling's music is filled with immediacy and soul — all the reasons worth discovering someone new.

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