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Former Oakland Mayor Ron Dellums Dies At 82

Jul 31, 2018

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One of the founders of the Congressional Black Caucus has died. Ron Dellums was 82. He represented Oakland, Calif., in the U.S. House until 1998. And he was an outspoken opponent of apartheid in South Africa. From member station KQED, Guy Marzorati reports.

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Last year, NPR Music picked the 150 greatest albums made by women for the first year of the Turning The Tables series, an ongoing project dedicated to recasting the popular music canon in more inclusive ways.

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Awalem Khafeya, or "Hidden Worlds," was one of the most popular shows in the Middle East this year.

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President Trump again threatened a government shutdown unless Congress funds his border wall. At a joint news conference at the White House Monday, along with Italian Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte, the president said "If we don't get border security after many, many years of talk within the United States I would have no problem doing a shutdown."

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Let's take you now to Zimbabwe, where tomorrow the country will hold its first elections since Robert Mugabe was deposed from power. This is the story of the rise and the fall of a pop song that marked Mugabe's demise. NPR's Eyder Peralta reports.

The Myth Of The Self-Made Millennial

Jul 29, 2018

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Jean Guerrero tells NPR's Michel Martin about her new book, Crux: A Cross Border Memoir, in which she crisscrosses the U.S.-- Mexico border to discover her family history.

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Philadelphia is ending a controversial data-sharing contract with Immigration and Customs Enforcement, a move seen as a major accomplishment for immigration rights activists who are making a nationwide push to sever ties with the agency.

Federal immigration agents have long had access to an arrest database maintained by local authorities in Philadelphia, but protesters and now several top city officials say ICE abuses the cache of law enforcement data to prey on immigrants suspected of being in the country illegally.

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