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2:39am

Tue October 28, 2014
Around the Nation

How Will A Small Town In Arizona Manage An ICE Facility In Texas?

Originally published on Tue October 28, 2014 11:17 am

The largest immigration detention center in the nation has just broken ground in Dilley, Texas. Some 2,400 women and children will be held in modular buildings and deported if their asylum claims fail.
John Burnett NPR

The largest immigrant detention facility in the country is under construction in the brush country of South Texas, about 85 miles from Mexico. What's unusual is how the government bypassed the normal bidding process, using a small town in Arizona, 931 miles away, as the contractor.

The South Texas Family Residential Center sounds like it could be a pleasant apartment complex, but it's actually going to be a detention camp for female and child immigrants who arrived in the U.S. illegally from Central America.

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4:07pm

Sun October 26, 2014
Around the Nation

As Downtown LA Grows, So Does Urgency To Fix Skid Row

Originally published on Mon October 27, 2014 8:03 am

Los Angeles' Skid Row contains one of the largest concentrations of homeless people in the United States.
Robyn Beck AFP/Getty Images

In Los Angeles, more than a thousand people sleep on the street in cardboard boxes and tents — just a mile away from City Hall.

This is Skid Row, and compared to the affluent downtown areas that practically surround it, the area is like a different planet. Fifty blocks of sidewalk are jammed with people who live on the street, with all of their worldly possessions crammed into shopping carts and crates.

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10:29am

Sun October 26, 2014
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Lifted On Giant Inner Tubes, An Old Tree Moves In Michigan

Originally published on Mon October 27, 2014 6:42 am

Construction workers lift an oak tree to move it to the other side of the University of Michigan's Ross School of Business.
Austin Thomason Michigan Photography

For as many as 250 years, a bur oak has been growing on what is now the University of Michigan campus in Ann Arbor. The big tree stands in the way of an expansion of the Ross Business School.

But instead of cutting it down, the university is moving the tree. It's not easy, it's not cheap, and it's definitely not fast.

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4:35pm

Fri October 24, 2014
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Was CDC Too Quick To Blame Dallas Nurses In Care Of Ebola Patient?

Originally published on Fri October 24, 2014 4:59 pm

Dallas nurse Nina Pham speaks at a press conference after she was confirmed free of Ebola and released from a National Institutes of Health facility on Friday.
Alex Wong Getty Images

Dallas nurse Nina Pham was discharged from a National Institutes of Health hospital in Maryland Friday, where doctors confirmed she was free of the Ebola virus.

Pham's colleague Amber Vinson is also said to be free of Ebola, though she remains in a hospital in Atlanta.

While their progress is being cheered, many nurses around the country still feel their profession unfairly received blame for the errors in treating Ebola in Dallas.

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9:02am

Fri October 24, 2014
National

Dallas Nurse Nina Pham, Now 'Ebola Free,' To Be Discharged Today

Originally published on Fri October 24, 2014 9:18 am

Nina Pham, 26, who became the first person to contract Ebola within the United States, is set to be released after testing free of the virus.
Uncredited AP

Dallas Nurse Nina Pham, who became the first person to contract Ebola on U.S. soil while treating patient Thomas Eric Duncan, is now free of the virus and will be discharged from a special facility at the National Institutes of Health in Bethesda, Md., the NIH says.

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