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Border Patrol Maintains Silence After Shootings
Steve Inskeep talks to the mother of a 15-year-old boy who was shot under a bridge that spans the border from El Paso, Texas, to Juarez, Mexico. (This piece aired on June 9, 2014 on Morning Edition.)
BMW Announces Plan To Build First Mexican Factory
BMW says the plant will employ about 1,500 people and will produce up to 150,000 cars a year. BMW's only other North American factory is in Spartanburg, S.C.
It's Going To Cost More To Have A Burger This July 4
"For most people, this is going to be the most expensive hamburger they've eaten in their life," says economic analyst Joe Deaux of the street.com. Prices are soaring because of the on-going drought.
Fighting In Eastern Ukraine Is Described As Fierce But Indecisive
Diplomats are trying to arrange a new ceasefire in eastern Ukraine. But Ukraine's president is under domestic pressure to take decisive military action against pro-Russian separatists.
20th Essence Music Festival Opens In New Orleans
The event is a must for any true lovers of rhythm and blues music. David Greene talks to Jason King, who hosts NPR's 24/7 R&B and Soul music stream, about the festival which kicked off Thursday night.
China's President Visits South Korea, Snubs North Korea
China's president is in Seoul to meet his South Korean counterpart. In a not-so-veiled gibe at North Korea, the two leaders repeated their opposition to nuclear weapons on the Korean Peninsula.
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