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5:03 am
Thu October 2, 2014

New Orleans Schools Face A Surge Of Unaccompanied Minors

Yashua Cantillano, 14, arrived in New Orleans in June from Tegucigalpa, Honduras. He's now enrolled in a charter school, Carver Prep, on the city's east side.
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For 14 year-old Yashua Cantillano, life in New Orleans is an improvement.

But that's not saying much.

Just three months ago, Yashua was in Tegucigalpa, Honduras, dodging gang members. He says they would drive by his school, guns visible, threatening to kill him, his younger brother — Yashua's whole family.

"We'd hide all day," Yashua says, "and that kept us from going to school."

After crossing the U.S. border illegally, he came to New Orleans and ultimately enrolled at Carver Prep, a small charter school on the city's east side.

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The Two-Way
4:26 am
Thu October 2, 2014

Hong Kong Police Warn Protesters Not To Occupy Government Buildings

Originally published on Thu October 2, 2014 4:45 am

Updated at 7:45 a.m. ET

Police in Hong Kong and China's state media are warning pro-democracy protesters not to try to occupy government buildings in what would be a major escalation to more than a week of student-led protests that have drawn tens of thousands onto the streets.

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The Two-Way
4:22 am
Thu October 2, 2014

Book News: National Book Foundation Fills Out Its '5 Under 35' List

Phil Klay, who served in Iraq's Anbar province from January 2007 to February 2008, was also longlisted for this year's National Book Award.
Hannah Dunphy Courtesy of Penguin Press

The daily lowdown on books, publishing, and the occasional author behaving badly.

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Book Reviews
4:03 am
Thu October 2, 2014

'Lies' May Be Fiction, But Its Story Rings True

Editor's Note: This book review includes a passage in which a racial slur is used. The word is key to understanding the point the author is making.

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Asia
3:56 am
Thu October 2, 2014

China Searches Pigeons Used In Holiday Celebratons

Originally published on Thu October 2, 2014 4:05 am

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