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Yemeni Student Struggles as Airstrikes Target Hometown

Editor's note: This is the first half of a series by KSMU Radio on Mr. Jubary and the war in Yemen. Soon after Mohammed Jubary arrived in Springfield, Missouri, he began to receive alarming updates from his family back home in Yemen. An airstrike on a funeral hall in Sanaa had killed dozens of civilians, and his mom’s cousin was among the missing. His younger brother was helping in the search. “It was a two day operation, looking through every hospital. Calling every member in the family to...

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How Prosecutors Changed The Odds To Start Winning Some Of The Toughest Rape Cases

Editor's note: This report includes graphic and disturbing descriptions of sexual assault. There's a trial scheduled in March at the marble courthouse in Newark, N.J., of a man charged with kidnapping and raping a young woman with an intellectual disability. That trial is likely to be a quiet one, with little attention, nothing like the feverish national press coverage 25 years ago of the trial — in that same courthouse — in another case of sexual assault of another young woman with an...

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It's tricky to nail down exactly what makes someone feel like a "racial impostor." For one Code Switch follower, it's the feeling she gets from whipping out "broken but strangely colloquial Arabic" in front of other Middle Easterners.

For another — a white-passing, Native American woman — it's being treated like "just another tourist" when she shows up at powwows. And one woman described watching her white, black and Korean-American toddler bump along to the new Kendrick and wondering, "Is this allowed?"

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To protest, or not to protest? This week on Ask Code Switch, we're digging into a question from Shawn, an African-American high school student in South Florida, who wonders how best to take a stand against injustice:

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Trump Comments Ignite Immigrants In Philly To Unite

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Americans are split on whether they think the Justice Department's Russia investigation is fair and are unsure of special counsel Robert Mueller, but they overwhelmingly believe he should be allowed to finish his investigation, according to a new NPR/PBS NewsHour/Marist poll.

Fewer than half of Americans (48 percent) think the Russia probe has been fair, more than a quarter (28 percent) think it has not been and another quarter are unsure (23 percent).

The institutions that have been the pillars of U.S. politics and capitalism are crumbling.

That is one finding from the latest NPR/PBS NewsHour/Marist poll, which shows Americans have limited confidence in its public schools, courts, organized labor and banks — and even less confidence in big business, the presidency, the political parties and the media.

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