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Since its debut in 1971, All Things Considered has delivered in-depth reporting and transformed the way listeners understand current events and view the world.  Every weekday afternoon, hosts Robert Siegel, Audie Cornish, Kelly McEvers and Ari Shapiro bring listeners breaking news mixed with compelling analysis, insightful commentaries, interviews, and special - sometimes quirky - features.  WNIJ airs a one-hour edition of the program at 4pm on Saturday and Sunday.

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Seventeen of the world's largest automakers have asked the White House and the state of California to restart talks and come up with one set of greenhouse gas standards for cars.

The Trump administration has been pushing to roll back regulations, while California has been holding tight to its tougher rules for auto emissions. The carmakers, meanwhile, call for "common sense compromise."

Thirty-five years ago in Moscow, working on what he says was "an ugly Russian" computer that was frankensteined together with spare parts, Alexey Pajitnov started a side project that has become the second-best-selling video game of all time: Tetris.

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Back in April, protests in Sudan ousted President Omar al-Bashir after 30 years in power. People celebrated in the streets.

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High school graduates receiving their diplomas this month have better job prospects than those who graduated in 2007. But they're still worse off than high school graduates in 2000. That's according to a new report from the Washington D.C.-based Economic Policy Institute.

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A small carved figure sat in a drawer in Scotland for more than half a century. Next month, it may sell for more than a million dollars at auction. Sotheby's Alex Kader first received a photo of the figure last year.

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President Trump has threatened to impose tariffs on goods imported from Mexico, starting next week, if Mexico doesn't take action to reduce the flood of Central American migrants across the Southern border of the U.S.

The proposed tariffs — which would start at 5% on goods crossing the border and could ramp up to 25% over time — would play havoc with supply chains in the auto industry.

To understand why, consider a vehicle's wiring harness — the car's nervous system, consisting of a complex network of wires that connect electronic components throughout the car body.

As human activities are increasingly threatening animal species, scientists say turtles are at a significant risk because of climate change. In Iowa, conservationists are taking an unconventional approach to finding and protecting turtles, with an unlikely helper.

A retired schoolteacher has trained his hunting dogs to find the reptiles for researchers. Counting the creatures will help conservationists manage the land better.

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How to help your students avoid the 'summer slide'

Jun 5, 2019

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Students across the state are inching toward summer break. For many of them, summer vacation means freedom from routine, bedtimes and class work.

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As Virginia Beach continues to recover from Friday's mass killing, Mayor Bobby Dyer says now is the time for prayer. He joins us now to discuss how his city is responding to the death of 12 victims. Mayor Dyer, welcome and my condolences.

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Protesters have tried to disrupt President Trump's visit to London. They banged pots and pans outside Buckingham Palace.

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UNIDENTIFIED PROTESTORS: Go home. Go home. Go home.

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How young is too young to be suspended from school?

Jun 4, 2019

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During story time recently at Wellstone Elementary School in St. Paul, teacher Matt Proulx paused to remind his kindergartners about his expectations for them.

"We're going to stop right here for just one moment," he told the children. "And check our bodies for a second. I want you to turn and talk to your partner ... ."

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The Minnesota Court of Appeals has ruled that Globe University and the Minnesota School of Business must pay back students who took out millions of dollars in high-interest loans.

Minnesota's Office of Higher Education revoked the schools' licenses to operate in 2016.

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Nearly two decades ago, Apple announced its new jukebox software. The company called it iTunes. Today, during its annual World Wide Developers Conference, Apple has announced that in its new operating system, iTunes is going away, to be replaced by a Music app, a Podcast app and a TV app instead.

Minnesota continues to grapple with disciplinary discrepancies

Jun 3, 2019

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Students of color constitute only 31 percent of the student population, but they account for 66 percent of all suspensions and expulsions. Numbers like these were enough for the Minnesota Department of Human Rights to step in and try to deal with the disciplinary discrepancies.

MPR News host Angela Davis was joined by the former superintendent of Minneapolis Public Schools, Bernadeia Johnson, and former commissioner of the Minnesota Department of Human Rights, Kevin Lindsey, to talk about what the numbers say and what steps can be taken to address the issue.

Leah Chase, the New Orleans chef known for her legendary Creole cuisine and for her role as a pioneer of the civil rights era, died on Saturday at the age of 96.

As executive chef and co-owner of Dooky Chase's restaurant, Chase made the eatery a hub for the African American community of New Orleans and a meeting place for organizers of the civil rights movement.

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