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Human Rights Org Creates DNA Database for Dead Migrants; Border Patrol Rescue Beacons Mark 15th Year

Fifteen years ago, 14 undocumented migrants were found dead from exposure along the U.S./Mexico border near Yuma. In response, Yuma Sector Border Patrol developed emergency beacons for migrants in distress. But the deaths continue, leading a Tucson human rights organization to create a database to identify the dead. Maya Springhawk Robnett of the Arizona Science Desk reports…
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Piano Waiting To Be Played Creates A Good Vibe

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Three big-name political insiders have been targets of the activist, outsider wings of their parties.

And yet all three — Republican Sens. John McCain of Arizona and Marco Rubio of Florida, as well as Democratic Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz — appear safe in their primary battles for reelection Tuesday.

Forget Hawaii or Fiji. The spot that's really got surfers talking these days is a secluded pond more than 100 miles from the ocean, in California's Central Valley.

"It's just an amazing, amazing wave," says Robert "Wingnut" Weaver, a longboarder from Santa Cruz, Calif., and one of just a handful of surfers who have ridden the wave. "It's mindblowing."

Two weeks from now in Surrey, England, a coroner's inquest is scheduled for a most peculiar death.

Here are the facts: in November 2012, a 44-year-old man died while out jogging near his home. The man was reported to have been in robust health, and local police declared that the death was not suspicious.

But here are a few more facts: the jogger was a Russian banker. He had fled Russia fearing for his life, after helping expose tax fraud that implicated both the Mafia and the Russian state. And — in his stomach — were found traces of a rare, poisonous fern.

Like many schools, Gibson Elementary in St. Louis had big problems with attendance — many students were missing nearly a month of school a year.

So Melody Gunn, who was the principal at Gibson last year, set out to visit homes and figure out why kids weren't showing up. Her biggest discovery? They didn't have clean uniforms to wear to school.

Many families, she found, didn't have washing machines in the home, and kids were embarrassed to show up to school in dirty clothes. The result was that often, they didn't come.

When should police be able to deactivate your social media account?

The question is becoming more urgent, as people use real-time connections in the middle of critical incidents involving law enforcement.

In the case of Korryn Gaines in Baltimore County, Md., earlier this month, police said that a suspect actively using a social media connection makes a standoff worse.

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