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A small group of advocates has been working for years to overhaul the criminal justice system — to dial back long sentences for drug crimes, and let nonviolent inmates out of prison early.
The Islamist group Boko Haram has recently been pushed out of villages and towns in northern Nigeria. Renee Montagne talks to Adam Nossiter, the West Africa bureau chief for The New York Times.
The Spanish city of Ceuta on North Africa's coast is surrounded by fences separating Spanish soil from Morocco. That fence is where thousands of migrants try to jump into Spanish territory each year.
A driver near Tacoma, Wash., used a cardboard cutout of the Dos Equis pitchman to use the HOV lane. KOMO-TV reports when a state trooper caught the scam, the driver protested, "He's my best friend."
A New York man sent his ailing son in Pennsylvania a get-well card and a scratch-off lottery ticket. There's a good chance he's feeling better. The ticket was a winner — a $7 million winner.
NPR's Robert Siegel talks to Vikram Amar, a law professor at the University of California, Davis, about the attorney general's move to halt a proposed initiative.