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New Zealand Passes Law Banning Most Semi-Automatic Weapons

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| Lawmakers across party lines voted overwhelmingly to ban the weapons after a massacre in Christchurch killed 50 worshipers. Owners have until the end of September to hand the weapons over to police.

Airbnb Reverses Plan To Remove Israeli Settlement Listings

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On Tuesday, the company said it will allow listings in the occupied West Bank, and will donate all the money it makes from those properties to non-profit humanitarian aid organizations.

GitHub Has Become A Haven For China's Censored Internet Users

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Without access to Facebook or Twitter, Chinese tech workers have gathered on GitHub, the world's largest open-source programming platform, to complain about 12-hour days and demand better conditions.

Contract Cheating: Colleges Crack Down On Ghostwritten Essays

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What was once limited to small-scale side hustles has mushroomed into so-called essay mills on the Internet, becoming a global industry.

Trump Administration Mulls Tougher Immigration Policies Amid DHS Shake-Up

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The Trump administration wants to toughen border enforcement and deter asylum-seekers. New figures show that more than 100,000 migrants were apprehended at the U.S. Southern border in March.

Reporter's Notebook: Rwandan's Trial Triggers Memories Of Genocide

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NPR's Jackie Northam describes what it was like recently sitting across a courtroom from a man accused of atrocities in Rwanda, 25 years after she covered the genocide.

Defining What's Excessive In Police Property Seizures Remains Tricky

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The Supreme Court ruled that seizing a $42,000 Land Rover was an "excessive fine" in a recent landmark decision on civil asset forfeiture. Future rulings will have to further define that term.

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A Baby In Cardiac Arrest And An Emergency Dispatcher Who Did Not Know Telephone CPR

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Emergency Dispatchers play a key role when people go into cardiac arrest, but there are no national requirements that they be trained in telephone CPR.

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Ahead Of Israeli Election, Netanyahu Pledges To Annex West Bank Settlements

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The prime minister's move appears to be aimed at galvanizing support among his nationalist base and right-wing political allies before Tuesday's election.