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NPR Topics: U.S.
New Orleans Schools Face A Surge Of Unaccompanied Minors

America's classrooms are seeing a surge of kids from Central America who crossed into the U.S. illegally. Educating them is expensive, and one school in New Orleans is scrambling to cover the costs.

Hong Kong Police Warn Protesters Not To Occupy Government Buildings
Soil Doctors Hit Pay Dirt In Manhattan's Central Park
NPR Topics: World
Hong Kong Police Warn Protesters Not To Occupy Government Buildings

As protesters crowd around the territory's administrative headquarters, China's state media is also warning of "chaos" if the demonstrators go further.

Israel's Netanyahu Speaks Out Against Iran's Nuclear Program
Latest Israeli Construction Encumbers Attempts At Peace Negotiations
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New Orleans Schools Face A Surge Of Unaccompanied Minors

America's classrooms are seeing a surge of kids from Central America who crossed into the U.S. illegally. Educating them is expensive, and one school in New Orleans is scrambling to cover the costs.

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NPR Programs: Morning Edition
Even If He Wins, Einstein Can't Hold Office In Oakland, Calif.

Residents of Oakland have a new mayoral candidate to choose from: Einstein. But in Oakland, canines are not permitted to hold public office.

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MLB Playoffs Winnow Down To Leagues' Division Series

The San Francisco Giants beat the Pittsburgh Pirates 8-0 in the NL wild-card game. But it didn't come close to Tuesday's drama when Kansas City won the AL wild-card game in an extra-innings classic.

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Amid Scandal, Secret Service Director Resigns

What's next for the Secret Service now that its leader has resigned following embarrassing security lapses? On Wednesday, Julia Pierson, the director who had been on the job less than 2 years, quit.

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NPR Topics: Politics
Top Spending PAC Aims To Keep The Senate In Democratic Hands

Senate Majority PAC, run by allies of Senate Majority Leader Reid, is the top-spending superPAC in the midterm election season. Its donors are essentially a compilation of the party's big-donor base.

Obama Sidesteps Midterm Campaigning As Approval Ratings Slump
The White House Could Be Made A Fortress, But Should It Be?
NPR Topics: Economy
Sen. Warren: We Need Regulators Who 'Work For The American People'

Elizabeth Warren tells NPR that newly released recordings of conversations by Federal Reserve officials show that the same kind of cozy relationships that led to the 2008 meltdown have continued.

Transcript: Sen. Warren's Full NPR Interview On Financial Regulation
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