NPR News: As Olympics Near, Violence Grips Rio’s ‘Pacified’ Favelas

As Olympics Near, Violence Grips Rio’s ‘Pacified’ Favelas
Rio de Janeiro made a big push to provide security on its shantytowns. But some, which were touted as models, are again plagued by gang violence that has terrified residents.

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NPR News: Weather Technology Falters Amid Communication Breakdown

Weather Technology Falters Amid Communication Breakdown
Springtime is severe weather time in many parts of the United States. Strong storms and tornadoes can be a daily occurrence. Technology has improved to warn people days in advance, but effectively communicating severe weather remains elusive.

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NPR News: Donald Trump Attacks Federal Judge Involved In Trump University Case

Donald Trump Attacks Federal Judge Involved In Trump University Case
Donald Trump continues to face lawsuits over his for-profit education company, Trump University. Trump accused federal judge Gonzalo Curiel of bias in one case, and said the judge, who is from Indiana, “happens to be, we believe, Mexican.” NPR’s Ari Shapiro talks to Washington Post political reporter Tom Hamburger about the case.

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