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6:39am

Thu July 24, 2014
U.S.

Iowa Mayor Calls For 'Caring Cities' To Take In Young Immigrants

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6:39am

Thu July 24, 2014
Law

In Detroit Porch Shooting Trial, It's Murder Vs. Self-Defense

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6:08am

Thu July 24, 2014
Parallels

Syrian Babies Born To Refugees Face A Future In Limbo

Originally published on Thu July 24, 2014 6:39 am

Ayaman with his wife, Selma, and their one-month-old daughter Shana, who was born in Turkey. Syrian refugee parents who give birth in Turkey are finding it difficult to register their newborns and many are stateless.
Jodi Hilton for NPR

Thousands of Syrian infants born to refugee parents are now stateless. Their births are unregistered and will pose many difficult challenges in this long-term conflict.

The exact numbers are far from certain. A recent report by the United Nations refugee agency, UNHCR, suggests that 75 percent of Syrians born in Lebanon since 2011 have not been properly registered. Many families don't have any identification documents, which were destroyed in the fighting, or left behind in a panicked escape.

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5:38am

Thu July 24, 2014
The Two-Way

Authorities Lose Contact With Air Algerie Aircraft

Originally published on Thu July 24, 2014 7:19 am

Authorities have lost contact with an Air Algerie aircraft traveling from Ouagadougou in Burkina Faso to Algiers, Reuters reports citing the Algerian state news agency.

Reuters adds:

"APS said authorities lost contact with flight AH 5017 an hour after it took off from Burkina Faso.

"Spanish private airline company Swiftair confirmed it had no contact with its MD-83 aircraft operated by Air Algerie, which it said was carrying 110 passengers and six crew. An Algieran official had earlier said it was an Airbus A320."

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5:13am

Thu July 24, 2014
Economy

How High Debt From The Housing Collapse Still Stifles Our Economy

Originally published on Thu July 24, 2014 6:39 am

An artist's installation shows pre-foreclosed homes in Newark, N.J., in July 2009 at the Queens Museum of Art in New York City.
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"Foreclosure, foreclosure, foreclosure."

Real estate broker John Susani drives down a Paterson, N.J., street where every third house seems to be abandoned or boarded up. During the boom years money flooded into Paterson.

"The banking industry allowed everyone to be a homeowner; they gave mortgages to people [just because they were] breathing," Susani says.

In some cases, he says, home prices jumped as much as 50 percent. The homes on these streets aren't worth nearly that much anymore.

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