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'I've Enjoyed Every Minute Of It': Carl Kasell On His 60 Years In Radio

The veteran NPR newscaster got into the business young — as a teen he hosted a late-night, easy-listening music show in Goldsboro, N.C. He'll now be scorekeeper emeritus on Wait Wait... Don't Tell Me!

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Amid Complaints, Lawmakers Seek More Oversight For Border Agents

Rep. Beto O'Rourke of Texas says he routinely gets complaints of Border Patrol agents' unprofessionalism or abuse. O'Rourke and his colleague say training hasn't kept up with the growth of the agency.

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Before 'Brown V. Board,' Mendez Fought California's Segregated Schools

Latino families sued four Orange County school districts over school segregation. The case, Mendez v. Westminster, ended school segregation in California seven years before Brown v. Board.

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Before 'Brown V. Board,' Mendez Fought California's Segregated Schools

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Medicare Backs Down On Denying Treatment For Hepatitis Patient

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Amid Complaints, Lawmakers Seek More Oversight For Border Agents

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Are Filmmakers Using Drones Illegally? Looks Like It

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An Inmate Who Killed Another Rethinks His Own Past

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Corruption In Ukraine Robs HIV Patients Of Crucial Medicine

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