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A Canadian police officer offers a hand to a migrant crossing the U.S.-Canada border near Champlain, N.Y., on Wednesday. The Royal Canadian Mounted Police are reporting surges in illegal crossings in Canada in recent months. Kathleen Masterson/VPR hide caption

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Migrants Choose Arrest In Canada Over Staying In The U.S.

A rural road in northern New York has become a magnet for migrants who no longer want to stay in the U.S. Growing numbers are stepping into Canada, knowing Mounties immediately will arrest them.

A red-eyed tree frog found in the jungle in Costa Rica. Emma Napper/BBC America hide caption

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Nature's Ready For Her Close-Up: 'Planet Earth II' Returns In Ultra High-Def

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On his latest album as Strand of Oaks, Timothy Showalter embraces the highest and lowest points of his life with equal joy. Maclay Heriot/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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When Reality Is More Intense Than Psychedelics: Strand Of Oaks On 'Hard Love'

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A Canadian police officer offers a hand to a migrant crossing the U.S.-Canada border near Champlain, N.Y., on Wednesday. The Royal Canadian Mounted Police are reporting surges in illegal crossings in Canada in recent months. Kathleen Masterson/VPR hide caption

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Migrants Choose Arrest In Canada Over Staying In The U.S.

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Roy Ebihara (far left) with his siblings, Mary, Kathy and Bill, on Easter 1941 in Clovis, N.M. In 2014, Roy and his family received a formal public apology from the mayor of Clovis for the mistreatment they endured there. Courtesy of Roy Ebihara hide caption

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Couple Moves On From Silence About Time In Japanese Internment Camps

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Rep. William "Bill" Huizenga, R-Mich., says House Republicans "know the direction we want to go and sort of the destination" with replacing Obamacare. Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg via Getty Images hide caption

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Republican Health Care Proposal Would Cover Fewer Low-Income Families

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William Ruckelshaus is sworn in as administrator of the new Environmental Protection Agency as President Richard Nixon looks on at the White House on Dec. 4, 1970. Charles Tasnadi/AP hide caption

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How The EPA Became A Victim Of Its Own Success

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