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Immigration protests are expected to continue for some time in Murrieta, Calif. After protesters turned away buses of undocumented immigrants bound for a processing center, the town now finds itself at the center of the political debate on immigration.
July 03, 2014
The improving labor market in June did not translate into significant pay hikes. Wages were just 2 percent higher compared with a year ago. Consumer prices have been rising at a 2.1 percent rate.
July 03, 2014
A study on the wandering mind had a simple request: Just think. But many participants couldn't sit still for very long and they even were willing to shock themselves to avoid doing nothing.
July 03, 2014
Xi Jinping's first visit to the Korean peninsula finds him in Seoul, not Pyongyang, in a possible sign of strained Sino-North Korean ties.
July 03, 2014
The Highway Trust Fund has been billions short for years. Without more money, the White House says construction delays will put people out of work, but Congress can't agree on a fix.
July 03, 2014
The deaths of three Israeli teenagers have sparked anger in the region. Two parents who lost children in the Israeli-Palestinian conflict explain why they are now calling for reconciliation.
July 03, 2014
The economy added 288,000 jobs in June and the unemployment rate dropped to 6.1 percent. NPR's Marilyn Geewax and The Wall Street Journal's Sudeep Reddy discuss the latest jobs report.
July 03, 2014
Five police cars responded to perhaps the most civil of all disobediences: five women knitting at a gas company's headquarters.
July 03, 2014
Myers' young adult novels talked about the tough realities of urban life in language that made teens stop and listen. He won almost every award for YA literature during the course of his career.
July 03, 2014
After a big explosion last year, Texans are worried about what's in nearby chemical plants. Attorney General Greg Abbott, who's running for governor, isn't making it easier for them to find out.
July 03, 2014
Shannon Maureen Conley was arrested in April as she boarded a flight that would have ultimately landed her in Syria, where she hoped to wage jihad alongside ISIS rebels.
July 03, 2014
Basketball player Josiah Brown can dribble with either hand; he has a spin move and he regularly hits shots from outside the lane. But he's still just 4.
July 03, 2014
On the Fourth of July, some Americans have celebrated their freedom of choice by choosing to not celebrate at all.
July 03, 2014
The court's opinion that some for-profit firms don't have to provide women contraceptive coverage in the face of religious objections addressed only part of the legal battle over the mandate.
July 03, 2014
By comparison, the U.S. is debating a raise to its minimum wage from $7.25 to $10.10 an hour. The new German law includes several exceptions.
July 03, 2014
The Shiite Muslim clerics usually stay out of politics. But they've broken with tradition and issued a call to arms. Shiites are now volunteering — and dying — in the fight against Sunni Muslims.
July 03, 2014
Pew surveyed more than 1,400 tech industry leaders and academics to find a troubling consensus: By 2025, the Internet will be more balkanized, more surveilled and less open.
July 03, 2014
The reported deployment comes amid reports that Iraqi forces have abandoned their positions in the region amid a Sunni-led insurgency.
July 03, 2014
Zamperini, whose life story was chronicled in the bestseller Unbroken, survived the brutality of a Japanese POW camp after his bomber crashed in the Pacific in World War II.
July 03, 2014
This is the fifth consecutive month that American employers have added more than 200,000 jobs. Last month, the U.S. job market hit a milestone, finally surpassing pre-recession levels.
July 03, 2014

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