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Western Hemisphere Eradicates Its Third Virus
It took 15 years and 250 million vaccines, but this week, health authorities officially declared North America and South America free of rubella — a virus that can cause severe birth defects.
Drought In Calif. Creates Water Wars Between Farmers, Developers, Residents
Fresno native Mark Arax has written about the war over water in his state for decades. "It used to be the farmers against the delta smelt fish, and now it's the urbanite against the almond," he says.
Two Takes On Billie Holiday
Fresh Air critic Kevin Whitehead looks at a couple tribute albums to the jazz singer.
Baltimore Unrest Reveals Tensions Between African-Americans And Asians
In West Baltimore's Sandtown neighborhood, Asian immigrant shopkeepers cleaned up the damage caused by rioters. Also in need of repair: their relationship with their African-American customers.
'Baltimore Sun' Probe Exposes 'Disturbing Pattern' Of Police Brutality
Renee Montagne talks to Mark Puentes, of The Baltimore Sun, whose investigation revealed the city paid about $5.7 million over 4 years to settle suits from citizens accusing police of excessive force.
Ruling: Judicial Candidates Can't Personally Solicit Campaign Funds
The Supreme Court upheld a Florida ban on elected judicial candidates personally soliciting campaign contributions. Chief Justice John Roberts sided with the court's four liberal justices.
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