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Tens of thousands of Central American children have been detained this year crossing the U.S.-Mexico border. Many will now enter a legal system where cases can take 18 months or longer to resolve.

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At a time when congressional approval ratings are at rock bottom, the House Ethics Committee quietly made it harder to track privately financed trips taken by members of Congress.

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After an NPR/ProPublica investigation, military officials have decided to exhume the bodies of 11 World War II servicemen who are buried in an American war cemetery in the Philippines.

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Astrophysicist Adam Frank shares his summer reading list. As one would expect, it's heavy on science fiction and soul searching.

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Instead of razing slums and shunting the poor from sight, inclusive cities build bridges — or in one case, an escalator — from poverty to economic opportunity.

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