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'It's Preventable': Sandy Hook Parents Promote App For Reporting School Threats

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| "We just keep knocking head against wall, [saying] 'the warning signs are there,'" says Mark Barden, who lost his son in the Sandy Hook shooting six years ago.

Florida Executes Inmate As Report Cites 'Continuing Erosion' Of Death Penalty

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Both executions and death sentences have declined dramatically since their peak in the late 1990s, according to the Death Penalty Information Center.

7-Year-Old Migrant Girl Dies Of Dehydration And Shock In Border Patrol Custody

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The girl's death underscores the crisis precipitated by large groups of families seeking asylum where there are inadequate facilities to detain them.

Apple Will Build $1 Billion Campus in Austin, Adding 5,000 Jobs

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The tech company says the move is expected to make it Austin's largest private employer. The city already has more Apple employees than anywhere else outside the company's headquarters in California.

Almost 15,000 Migrant Children Now Held At Nearly Full Shelters

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With government shelters across the country nearing capacity, officials are considering a range of options from releasing the children more quickly to building more tent cities.

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Report Condemns Australian Prison For Forcing Woman To Give Birth Alone In Cell

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"I wanted to understand how such a distressing, degrading and high-risk set of events could have occurred in a 21st Century Australian prison," the head of a prison watchdog said on Wednesday.

Customs And Border Protection Paid A Firm $13.6 Million To Hire Recruits. It Hired 2

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A report by the Office of the Inspector General revealed Accenture, contracted to help hire 7,500 new agents, is "nowhere near" completing its goals and "risks wasting millions of taxpayer dollars."

Transcript: NPR's Full Interview With California Gov. Jerry Brown

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California Gov. Jerry Brown reflects on his nearly 50-year political career in an interview with All Things Considered's Ari Shapiro.

Huawei Executive Seeks Bail In Canada, Former Canadian Diplomat Is Detained In China

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Michael Kovrig reportedly was taken into custody but China has not acknowledged it. Chinese tech executive Meng Wanzhou faces extradition from Canada to the U.S. to be tried on fraud charges.