KRWG http://krwg.org en Obama Turns To Gov. Perry In Seeking A Solution To Border Crisis http://krwg.org/post/obama-turns-gov-perry-seeking-solution-border-crisis After a meeting with Texas Gov. Rick Perry, President Obama addressed the influx of migrant children on the U.S.-Mexico border. He signaled his openness to Perry's solutions, saying he'd consider deploying the National Guard, but also called on Congress to offer solutions of its own. <div class="fullattribution">Copyright 2014 NPR. Thu, 10 Jul 2014 00:29:00 +0000 Robert Siegel 70158 at http://krwg.org For Kids In Immigration Court, Legal Counsel Is Catch As Catch Can http://krwg.org/post/kids-immigration-court-legal-counsel-catch-catch-can The American Civil Liberties Union and other groups sued the federal government Wednesday for its failure to provide legal representation to immigrant children in deportation proceedings.<p>The <a href="https://www.aclu.org/blog/immigrants-rights/children-shouldnt-be-left-alone-immigration-court">class-action lawsuit</a> was filed on behalf of eight immigrants — ages 10 to 17 — who the ACLU says have not been able to find a lawyer. Wed, 09 Jul 2014 23:40:00 +0000 John Burnett 70157 at http://krwg.org For Kids In Immigration Court, Legal Counsel Is Catch As Catch Can Congress Has The Ability To Fix Immigration Crisis, Obama Says http://krwg.org/post/congress-has-ability-fix-immigration-crisis-obama-says President Obama said Wednesday that Congress has the ability to address the problem of thousands of unaccompanied children and teenagers illegally crossing the border from Mexico into the U.S.<p>"Right now, Congress has the capacity to work with us, work with state officials, local officials and faith-based groups and non-for-profits who are helping to care for these kids," he said in Dallas.<p>Obama added that it is unlikely the minors will be allowed to stay in the U.S.<p>"We intend to do the right thing by these children," he said. Wed, 09 Jul 2014 23:34:00 +0000 Krishnadev Calamur 70155 at http://krwg.org Congress Has The Ability To Fix Immigration Crisis, Obama Says Last-Resort Antibiotics In Jeopardy As Use Rises Globally http://krwg.org/post/last-resort-antibiotics-jeopardy-use-rises-globally The total doses of antibiotics sold in clinics and pharmacies around the world rose 36 percent from 2000 to 2010, scientists reported Wednesday.<p>The finding, <a href="http://www.thelancet.com/journals/laninf/issue/current">published</a> in <em>The Lancet Infectious </em><em>Disease,</em> comes from the first study to look at global antibiotic consumption in the 21st century. Wed, 09 Jul 2014 23:18:00 +0000 editor 70156 at http://krwg.org Last-Resort Antibiotics In Jeopardy As Use Rises Globally Interpreting The IRS Emails, Washington-Style http://krwg.org/post/interpreting-irs-emails-washington-style Here's the biggest recurring theme in the IRS controversy — the one about alleged targeting of conservative groups seeking tax-exempt status.<p>Throughout the yearlong investigation, congressional Republicans and Democrats have not only highlighted their own evidence but also taken the same evidence and drawn diametrically opposed conclusions.<p>The latest example came Wednesday afternoon, at a subcommittee hearing of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee. Officially, the subject was a separate IRS issue. Wed, 09 Jul 2014 23:01:00 +0000 Peter Overby 70152 at http://krwg.org Interpreting The IRS Emails, Washington-Style An Actor, A University And A Famous Name Lead To A Lawsuit http://krwg.org/post/actor-university-and-famous-name-lead-lawsuit What do you think of when you hear the name Duke? That question is at the heart of a legal dispute between Duke University and the estate of John Wayne.<p>Fans of the late film star will recall that he went by the nickname "Duke," which his <a href="http://www.nytimes.com/2014/03/30/books/review/scott-eymans-john-wayne-the-life-and-legend.html" target="_blank">biographers have pointed</a> out he picked up in childhood from a dog. Wed, 09 Jul 2014 22:58:00 +0000 Alan Greenblatt 70153 at http://krwg.org An Actor, A University And A Famous Name Lead To A Lawsuit What Burritos And Sandwiches Can Teach Us About Innovation http://krwg.org/post/what-burritos-and-sandwiches-can-teach-us-about-innovation When you slap some meat inside two slices of bread, you have a sandwich, at least according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture, which enforces the safety and labeling of meat and poultry.<p>"We're talking about a traditional closed-face sandwich," says Mark Wheeler, who works in food safety at the USDA. "A sandwich is a meat or poultry filling between two slices of bread, a bun or a biscuit."<p>That excludes items like burritos, wraps or hot dogs. Wed, 09 Jul 2014 22:38:00 +0000 Elise Hu 70154 at http://krwg.org What Burritos And Sandwiches Can Teach Us About Innovation Report Says FBI, NSA Spied On American Muslims http://krwg.org/post/report-says-fbi-nsa-spied-american-muslims Reporters Glenn Greenwald and Murtaza Hussain say, <a href="https://firstlook.org/theintercept/article/2014/07/09/under-surveillance/">in the online news website Intercept</a>, that based on information provided by Edward Snowden they have evidence that<strong> </strong>the FBI and NSA used covert surveillance on the email accounts of 202 American Muslims.<p>The five men named in the story include a lawyer, Asim Ghafoor, a GOP operative named Faisal Gill, Rutgers University professor Hooshang Amirahmadi, activist Agha Saeed, and Nihad Awad, the executive director of the Council of American-Isl Wed, 09 Jul 2014 22:21:00 +0000 NPR Staff 70149 at http://krwg.org Report Says FBI, NSA Spied On American Muslims Should President Obama Visit The Texas Border? http://krwg.org/post/should-president-obama-visit-texas-border Much of President Obama's presidency currently falls into the category of damned if he does, damned if he doesn't.<p>That certainly is true on the question of whether he should visit the U.S.-Mexico border during his two-day visit to Texas.<p>Some have even taken <a href="http://onpolitics.usatoday.com/2014/07/07/cuellar-obama-immigration-border-katrina/">to asking</a> if this isn't Obama's "Katrina moment," an allusion to President George W. Bush's 2005 failure to immediately visit the hurricane-ravaged Gulf Coast once the storm had passed. Wed, 09 Jul 2014 22:07:00 +0000 Frank James 70151 at http://krwg.org Should President Obama Visit The Texas Border? On Calif. Cattle Ranch, Students Wrangle With Meaning Of Manhood http://krwg.org/post/calif-cattle-ranch-students-wrangle-meaning-manhood <em>For </em>All Things Considered<em>'s </em>"<a href="http://www.npr.org/series/323986426/men-in-america">Men in America</a>"<em> series, NPR's Kelly McEvers sent this report on Deep Springs College — the all-male college that her husband attended, and where he and McEvers have both taught. </em><p>About a hundred years ago, a man named L.L. Nunn was building power plants in the American West. Wed, 09 Jul 2014 21:52:00 +0000 Kelly McEvers 70150 at http://krwg.org Obama Stumps In Colorado, With Women's Vote As Backdrop http://krwg.org/post/obama-stumps-colorado-womens-vote-backdrop In Colorado, where President Obama's approval rating is low and the Senate race is tight, Democratic incumbent Mark Udall largely bowed out of the spotlight of the president's visit Wednesday.<p>But as Obama made the rounds speaking about the economy and raising money for Democratic congressional candidates, he also spoke about the women's issues that could be key to Udall's electoral success.<p>At a morning outdoor rally in Denver's Cheesman Park, Obama emphasized just how much is on the line in the midterms.<p>"So far this year, Republicans have blocked or voted down every serious idea to st Wed, 09 Jul 2014 21:44:00 +0000 Scott Horsley 70146 at http://krwg.org Obama Stumps In Colorado, With Women's Vote As Backdrop On Opposite Sides Of Israeli-Gaza Border, Feeling The Same Fears http://krwg.org/post/opposite-sides-israeli-gaza-border-feeling-same-fears More than 50 Palestinians have been killed and 450 wounded in <a href="http://www.npr.org/blogs/thetwo-way/2014/07/09/330059942/israel-strikes-gaza-again-as-violence-and-death-toll-escalate">Israeli airstrikes on the Gaza Strip</a>. Meanwhile, rockets continue to fly toward Israel from Gaza, but so far, no Israelis have been reported killed.<p>For people living in and around the Gaza Strip, this conflict has turned daily routines upside down. Wed, 09 Jul 2014 21:39:00 +0000 Ari Shapiro 70147 at http://krwg.org On Opposite Sides Of Israeli-Gaza Border, Feeling The Same Fears Is Foster Farms A Food Safety Pioneer Or A Persistent Offender? http://krwg.org/post/foster-farms-food-safety-pioneer-or-persistent-offender Foster Farms, a chicken producer in California, just can't seem to stop bleeding bad news.<p>On July 3, it <a href="https://fosterfarms.com/about/press/press_release.asp?press_release_id=183">recalled</a> several batches of chicken products because a chicken breast from one of those batches is blamed for poisoning someone with salmonella bacteria. The recall came on top of an <a href="http://www.cdc.gov/salmonella/heidelberg-10-13/map.html">outbreak</a> of salmonella that's been going on since October 2013. Wed, 09 Jul 2014 21:35:00 +0000 Daniel Charles 70144 at http://krwg.org Is Foster Farms A Food Safety Pioneer Or A Persistent Offender? Clash In Nashville: A Property Battle On Music Row Draws A Crowd http://krwg.org/post/clash-nashville-property-battle-music-row-draws-crowd News that a Nashville developer is paying $4.4 million for a half-century-old recording studio has sparked a battle in Music City. On one side is singer-songwriter <a href="http://www.npr.org/artists/15294227/ben-folds" target="_blank">Ben Folds</a>, inspired by the musical history made in that studio. Wed, 09 Jul 2014 21:19:00 +0000 editor 70148 at http://krwg.org Clash In Nashville: A Property Battle On Music Row Draws A Crowd Man Tied To Nazis Dies In Michigan At Age 93 http://krwg.org/post/man-tied-nazis-dies-michigan-age-93 John Kalymon of Troy, Mich., died June 29. He was 93. <a href="http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=330049060&ft=1&f=">The Associated Press reports</a> that he had pneumonia, prostate cancer and dementia. But during World War II, Kalymon served in a Nazi-allied police force, and for that he'd been ordered deported by a U.S. court.<p>Kalymon had always denied the claims against him.<p>"The last two years he had no idea about anything about his life," his son Alex Kalymon told the AP. Wed, 09 Jul 2014 21:19:00 +0000 Krishnadev Calamur 70145 at http://krwg.org Man Tied To Nazis Dies In Michigan At Age 93 Argentina Ditch Dutch On The Way To World Cup Final http://krwg.org/post/argentina-netherlands-tied-0-0-end-first-half <em><strong>Updated at 6:56 p.m. ET</strong></em><p>Argentina defeated the Netherlands 4-2 in penalty kicks to reach the final of the World Cup, where they will play Germany on Sunday.<p>The two teams were tied 0-0 at the end of extra time.<p>Goalkeeper Sergio Romero saved penalties by Ron Vlaar and Wesley Sneijder. Maxi Rodriguez put away the winning kick.<p>The last time a World Cup semifinal was decided by penalty kicks was 1998 when Netherlands played Brazil. Wed, 09 Jul 2014 20:57:00 +0000 editor 70142 at http://krwg.org Argentina Ditch Dutch On The Way To World Cup Final Amid Bloodshed, Brotherhood: Links Forged From Iraq's Game Of Rings http://krwg.org/post/amid-bloodshed-brotherhood-links-forged-iraqs-game-rings In Iraq, a Ramadan game called Mheibbis brings even Sunnis and Shiites together in peaceful competition. A ring game traditionally played between neighborhoods during the holy month, Mheibbis has offered men the opportunity to break Baghdad's tension and offer messages of unity and brotherhood — even between rival sects. <div class="fullattribution">Copyright 2014 NPR. Wed, 09 Jul 2014 20:44:00 +0000 Alice Fordham 70143 at http://krwg.org Do The World Cup's Fluttering Kicks Put Fans' Hearts At Risk? http://krwg.org/post/do-world-cups-fluttering-kicks-put-fans-hearts-risk Brazil's cataclysmic World Cup loss to Germany broke the heart of a nation.<p>But for some fans, the emotional anguish may have felt all too real – resulting in heart attacks that not even the U.S.'s star goalie Tim Howard could stop.<p>A <a href="http://www.nejm.org/doi/full/10.1056/NEJMoa0707427">2008 analysis</a> published in the <em>New England Journal of Medicine</em> found that cardiac events skyrocketed during World Cup matches.<p>Researchers looked at data from hospitals around Munich during the 2006 games held in Germany. Wed, 09 Jul 2014 20:17:00 +0000 Nicholas St. Fleur 70134 at http://krwg.org Do The World Cup's Fluttering Kicks Put Fans' Hearts At Risk? Brooklyn DA Shifts Weight Away From Low-Level Marijuana Cases http://krwg.org/post/brooklyn-da-shifts-weight-away-low-level-marijuana-cases Transcript <p>ROBERT SIEGEL, HOST: <p>This is ALL THINGS CONSIDERED from NPR News. I'm Robert Siegel.<p>MELISSA BLOCK, HOST: <p>And I'm Melissa Block. The district attorney of Brooklyn, New York has announced that his office will not prosecute most low-level marijuana cases. Kenneth Thompson explained his decision by saying, we are pouring money and effort into an endeavor that produces no public safety benefit for the community. And DA Thompson joins me now to talk about the new policy. Wed, 09 Jul 2014 20:11:00 +0000 editor 70140 at http://krwg.org The Ballad Of The 13-Year-Old North Korean Capitalist http://krwg.org/post/ballad-13-year-old-north-korean-capitalist Transcript <p>ROBERT SIEGEL, HOST: <p>In North Korea, private businesses are illegal - or at least they're technically illegal. People aren't supposed to buy and sell stuff to each other, but they do it anyway. NPR's Zoe Chace, of our Planet Money team, has this story of a young North Korean woman who knew a business opportunity when she saw it, and had no qualms about pursuing it. One word - socks.<p>ZOE CHACE, BYLINE: She's just 23 years old. Easily excited, she wears makeup, a bright pink dress, likes to speak a little bit of English.<p>JOO YANG: OK, my name is Joo Yang. Wed, 09 Jul 2014 20:11:00 +0000 Zoe Chace 70139 at http://krwg.org In Germany, A Case Against Another Alleged American Spy http://krwg.org/post/germany-case-against-another-alleged-american-spy Transcript <p>ROBERT SIEGEL, HOST: <p>Here's a headline we've heard more than once in the last year. U.S.-German relations hit a new low. And they have again today. Germany's top prosecutor is investigating a German Defense Ministry employee who's accused of spying for the United States. And to complicate matters, this is the second espionage case in Germany in the last week. The first resulted in the arrest of an alleged German double agent. Wed, 09 Jul 2014 20:11:00 +0000 Soraya Sarhaddi Nelson 70138 at http://krwg.org Lawmakers Unearth Failures To Investigate Campus Sex Crimes http://krwg.org/post/lawmakers-unearth-failures-investigate-campus-sex-crimes Transcript <p>MELISSA BLOCK, HOST: <p>U.S. colleges are failing to investigate sex crimes on their campuses. That's the conclusion of a new national survey commissioned by U.S. Senator Claire McCaskill. The survey is part of an effort by several senators to reduce sexual assaults in college and change a culture where only 5 percent of victims report the crime. NPR's Laura Sullivan reports from the capital.<p>LAURA SULLIVAN, BYLINE: Senator Claire McCaskill and other senators have been studying the high rate of sexual abuse on college campuses across the country. Wed, 09 Jul 2014 20:11:00 +0000 Laura Sullivan 70137 at http://krwg.org The Plight Of Mosul's Museum: Iraqi Antiquities At Risk Of Ruin http://krwg.org/post/plight-mosuls-museum-iraqi-antiquities-risk-ruin Transcript <p>ROBERT SIEGEL, HOST: <p>This is ALL THINGS CONSIDERED from NPR News. I'm Robert Siegel.<p>MELISSA BLOCK, HOST: <p>And I'm Melissa Block. As Sunni insurgents have swept through Iraq seizing cities, they've also begun destroying ancient artifacts. Shrines, tombs and statues that the group ISIS believes are against Islam. Present day Iraq was once Mesopotamia, the land between the Tigris and Euphrates rivers and considered the cradle of civilization. Now there's great concern that antiquities and archaeological sites will be wiped out. Wed, 09 Jul 2014 20:11:00 +0000 editor 70136 at http://krwg.org Corruption Convictions Spell 10 Year Sentence For Former NOLA Mayor http://krwg.org/post/corruption-convictions-spell-10-year-sentence-former-nola-mayor Transcript <p>ROBERT SIEGEL, HOST: <p>A federal judge has sentenced former New Orleans Mayor Ray Nagin to 10 years in prison for corruption conviction. The sentence was lighter than what prosecutors were seeking for the former two-term Democrat. NPR's Debbie Elliott covered Nagin's trial earlier this year, and she joins us now to talk about today's sentencing. Debbie, first remind us of what Ray Nagin was convicted of back in February.<p>DEBBIE ELLIOT, BYLINE: Well, a New Orleans jury found him guilty of 20 of the 21 federal corruption counts he was facing. Wed, 09 Jul 2014 20:11:00 +0000 Debbie Elliott 70135 at http://krwg.org In Dispute With Hachette, Amazone Aims New Volley At Authors http://krwg.org/post/dispute-hachette-amazone-aims-new-volley-authors Transcript <p>ROBERT SIEGEL, HOST: <p>From NPR News, this is ALL THINGS CONSIDERED. I'm Robert Siegel.<p>MELISSA BLOCK, HOST: <p>And I'm Melissa Block. A fight between Amazon and the publishing company Hachette is getting nastier. Amazon suggested that while talks between the two companies continue, Hachette authors could get 100 percent of the sale price of their e-books. Wed, 09 Jul 2014 20:11:00 +0000 Lynn Neary 70133 at http://krwg.org Medal Of Honor Recipient Reflects On Honor And Loss http://krwg.org/post/medal-honor-recipient-reflects-honor-and-loss The Battle of Wanat is one of the bloodiest battles of the war in Afghanistan. Nine American soldiers were killed and more than two dozen were wounded when hundreds of insurgents assaulted the Army outpost they were building in Waygal Valley on July 13, 2008. It was just after 4 o’clock that morning when the American soldiers were blasted with machine guns, rocket propelled grenades and hand grenades.<p><div class="pullquote" style="">&#8220;It belongs to every man there that day and I&#8217;ll accept it on behalf of the team. It&#8217;s not mine.&#8221;</div><p>Sgt. Wed, 09 Jul 2014 19:02:00 +0000 Alex Ashlock 70130 at http://krwg.org Medal Of Honor Recipient Reflects On Honor And Loss Play With Your Food: The Kandinsky-Inspired Fine Art Food Challenge http://krwg.org/post/play-your-food-kandinsky-inspired-fine-art-food-challenge We love to have fun with food, and as you may recall, we recently told you about a <a href="http://www.npr.org/blogs/thesalt/2014/06/25/325189711/kandinsky-on-a-plate-art-inspired-salad-just-tastes-better">scientific experiment</a> showing that people who ate a salad arranged like a Kandinsky painting said it tasted better and was worth more money than a typical pile of greens.<p>The experiment inspired us to challenge you to tweet pictures of your food as fine art. Wed, 09 Jul 2014 19:00:00 +0000 editor 70125 at http://krwg.org Play With Your Food: The Kandinsky-Inspired Fine Art Food Challenge Citigroup And Justice Department Reportedly Near Deal http://krwg.org/post/citigroup-and-justice-department-reportedly-near-deal Citigroup and the Justice Department are reportedly closing in on a $7 billion deal that would settle allegations that the bank sold shoddy mortgages in the run up to the 2008 financial crisis.<p>The deal is expected to be announced in the next week and comes after months of tense negotiations between the bank and government officials &#8212; negotiations that became so tense that in June, the Justice Department threatened to sue if the bank did not agree to the government’s proposed penalty.<p>The settlement may fall short of that demand, but the bank may be paying more than once expected. Wed, 09 Jul 2014 18:48:00 +0000 editor 70131 at http://krwg.org Citigroup And Justice Department Reportedly Near Deal YA Novel 'Say What You Will' Draws Inspiration From Teens With Disabilities http://krwg.org/post/ya-novel-say-what-you-will-draws-inspiration-teens-disabilities When author Cammie McGovern&#8217;s oldest son was diagnosed with autism, she looked for an outlet where he could be with other children with similar difficulties. Wed, 09 Jul 2014 18:48:00 +0000 editor 70129 at http://krwg.org YA Novel 'Say What You Will' Draws Inspiration From Teens With Disabilities Biologist Says Promoting Diversity Is Key To 'Keeping The Bees' http://krwg.org/post/biologist-says-promoting-diversity-key-keeping-bees Every year, more than half of the honeybee hives in the United States are taken to California to pollinate the state's almond crop.<p>Biologist Laurence Packer says this illustrates both our dependence on honeybees to pollinate many plants people rely on for food and the devastating decline in the domestic honeybee population in recent years.<p>The loss of honeybees has been attributed to a variety of causes, from <a href="http://www.npr.org/blogs/thesalt/2014/04/30/308349393/smiting-the-mite-to-save-the-bees-and-the-crops-they-pollinate">nasty parasites</a> to the stress of being transported Wed, 09 Jul 2014 18:46:00 +0000 editor 70128 at http://krwg.org Biologist Says Promoting Diversity Is Key To 'Keeping The Bees'