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The Perils Of Public Art In Rhode Island

Jul 4, 2018

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Hot and dry conditions across the West are causing some cities to cancel Fourth of July fireworks celebrations - oh, man. Well, this happens often. And Grace Hood of Colorado Public Radio reports on a town forced to adapt to a changing climate.

The only hospital serving the community of rural Callaway County, Mo. — Fulton Medical Center — was set to shut down last September. When staff arrived one afternoon for a potluck goodbye party, they were met with an unexpected guest, Jorge Perez, a management consultant from Florida. He announced he'd just bought the hospital, and planned to keep it open.

When Perez spoke about the takeover four days later to a packed city council chambers in Fulton, Mo., he got a standing ovation.

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After 44 Years Parking Scofflaw Pays Up

Jul 3, 2018

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With school out, a lot of teachers are thinking about a wave of protests that had them walking off the job, demanding things like better pay and benefits and more funding for public education.

Some of those educators are now running for public office and are on the ballot in North Carolina, Kentucky, Oklahoma, Arizona, Colorado and in West Virginia where those strikes began. Still, others wonder if what has been seen as a movement created by public school teachers can translate to wins for seats in statehouses across the country.

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Mexicans have overwhelmingly elected a new president.

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Snake On A Car

Jun 29, 2018

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The History Of Asylum Laws

Jun 29, 2018

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In 1956, tens of thousands of refugees began fleeing to the United States after the Soviet invasion of Hungary.

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