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Australia Allegedly Paid Smugglers To Reverse Boat Of Indonesian Migrants
NPR's Rachel Martin speaks with Hugh de Kretser, director of the Melbourne-based Human Rights Law Center, about allegations that the government paid smugglers to take the boat back to Indonesia.
After Kosovo Emerged From War, Foreign Extremists Radicalized Youth
Decades of communism left Kosovo a largely secular place. But after the U.S.-backed war for independence, extremists radicalized young people. Now some have joined the Islamic State in Syria.
Strength Of Governors In Presidential Races Takes A Dip In 2016
Being a governor can be a very good thing if you're running for president. NPR explores the role of governors in presidential races and how they might affect 2016.
Texas Abortion Curbs Go Into Effect Soon, Unless Supreme Court Acts
A controversial 2013 law, which will likely leave just nine clinics open in the state, is set to go into effect July 1. Abortion-rights supporters have asked the U.S. Supreme Court to intervene.
The Reason Cervantes Asked To Be Buried Under A Convent
Tests have confirmed the bones under a Madrid convent belong to Spain's most famous writer. He wished to be buried there because the nuns raised money and paid a ransom when he was captive in Africa.
How The Turtle Got Its Shell
The ribs of a 240-million-year-old fossil hold clues to how the first turtle shell evolved. And its skull shape seems closer to that of lizards and snakes than to an ancestor of dinosaurs and birds.
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