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Pregnant And Detained

Apr 6, 2018

Jacinta Morales, an undocumented mother of two U.S. citizens, originally from Michoacán, Mexico, recounted complications with her pregnancy while in detention. They started in April 2017 — the day she learned Immigration and Customs Enforcement planned to put her on a flight back to Mexico.

We first met Morales at the Northwest Detention Center last year. She wore a yellow uniform; her long hair pulled back in braids.

"The day ICE told me I'd be leaving in a week's time, I started to cry," Morales said, speaking through an interpreter. "I had pains and felt nausea."

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"Does being waitlisted count as half an acceptance??"

"Literally got waitlisted everywhere"

"Being waitlisted from your top choice is the worst feeling"

"What should one do when waitlisted at their top choice school? Asking for a friend."

"All these waitlisted got me feelin like Ladybird."

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Chicago's North Lawndale neighborhood was overwhelmed by fires and looting in the days after Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. was assassinated. As WBEZ's Miles Bryan reports, 50 years later, the neighborhood is still fighting to recover.

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In response to the Trump administration's threats to place tariffs on $50 billion in Chinese goods, China has threatened to sanction $50 billion in U.S. exports, including airplanes, cars and chemicals. These tariffs would also target some of America's most successful exporters — farmers.

As the sun was coming up Wednesday, farmers at Betty's Truck Stop near Sweet Springs, Mo., took their coffee with a serving of bad news.

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The dramatic videos of the shooting of Stephon Clark in Sacramento last month have rekindled anger over police shootings of unarmed people, often African-Americans. Many see the Sacramento shooting as a sign that little has changed in the way American police use deadly force, despite years of protests and media attention since the shooting of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Mo., in 2014.

In Memphis and across the nation, thousands are gathering — and some are protesting — to mark the 50th anniversary of the assassination of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. The day honors King's work, looks at his legacy and raises the question: What comes next?

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This next story is a series of unfortunate events that involves a suitcase of pepperoni, a flock of seagulls and a lifetime ban from a Canadian hotel.

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Let's back up.

KELLY: Yeah.

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President Trump has been insisting in recent days that the post office has been undercharging Amazon for delivering its packages to homes around the country. Here's the president yesterday at a White House meeting.

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To round out what we know about this shooting, we're going to bring in NPR's Richard Gonzales. He's on the line from San Francisco. And Richard, we just heard from an eyewitness. What are authorities saying?

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We have more information on the shooting this afternoon at YouTube's headquarters south of San Francisco. Here's what San Bruno Police Chief Ed Barberini had to say.

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And we are continuing to follow the news of a shooter earlier today at YouTube headquarters in Northern California. Please stay with us, and stay with your local NPR station. We will keep bringing you more details as we learn them.

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Also listening to this conversation NPR national political correspondent Mara Liasson. Hey there, Mara.

MARA LIASSON, BYLINE: Hi there, Audie.

Today, the Chinese government announced tariffs on 128 American products, including food. Pork will be taxed 25 percent, and wine, dried fruit, and nuts are now subject to a 15 percent duty.

The announcement comes in response to the tariffs President Trump recently imposed on steel and aluminum. Trade officials from each country are negotiating, and it's not yet clear how long the duties will be in effect, or what the lasting impact will be for American producers and growers.

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