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  1. 15 Years After Columbine, Are Schools Any Safer?

    The mass shooting at Columbine High School spurred schools to adopt "zero tolerance" policies. Do they work? NPR Education Correspondent Claudio Sanchez and former principal Bill Bond discuss.
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  2. Tens Of Thousands Of Alpacas Die In Peruvian Cold Snap

    Peru's government has declared a state of emergency in the southern Andes, where brutally cold temperatures have killed the animals and threatened farmers living at high altitude.
    CPR News · NPR Story
  3. Colorado Pushes For Concealed Guns In K-12 Schools

    Similar legislation has been proposed in North Dakota and Wyoming to allow concealed firearms on K-12 school grounds and college campuses, as a part of a larger effort to expand gun owners' rights.
    CPR News · NPR Story
  4. Louisiana Floods Leave At Least 6 Dead, Tens Of Thousands Forced From Homes

    More than 20,000 people have been rescued from the floodwaters. The state's governor describes the flooding as "unprecedented," and authorities are warning that waters could rise more in some areas.
    CPR News · NPR Story
  5. One Year After A Toxic River Spill, No Clear Plan To Clean Up Western Mines

    Last August, 3 million gallons of orange wastewater flooded into Colorado's Animas River, ending up in Lake Powell. But Congress has failed to come up with a way to stop this from happening again.
    CPR News · NPR Story
  6. 'Pandemic' Asks: Is A Disease That Will Kill Tens Of Millions Coming?

    Author Sonia Shah says that urbanization and air travel put the global population at an increased risk for disease. "Zika is a great example of how new pathogens are emerging today," she says.
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  7. 4 Years After Tragedy, A New Sandy Hook Elementary Prepares To Open Its Doors

    Students will be entering a brand-new school for the first time when classes start Monday. It's located at the same site as the scene of the tragedy and the architects were inspired by nature.
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  8. After 4 Years Of Siege, Civilians And Rebels Evacuate Syria's Daraya

    Rebels agreed to hand over control of the city to the government in exchange for safe passage. This ends the years-long standoff in one of Syria's most desperate places.
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  9. In South Texas, Fair Wages Elude Farmworkers, 50 Years After Historic Strike

    Farmworkers in South Texas marched 200 miles for better wages and working conditions. But the strike ultimately failed, and workers today face the same problem: growers who systematically underpay.
    CPR News · NPR Story
  10. After Years Of Sweat, Fencer Jason Pryor Makes His Olympic Debut

    In the days before his competition, Pryor said he had never been more ready for anything in his life. With his family watching, he faced a tough Swiss opponent in his opening match.
    CPR News · NPR Story

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