2:18pm

Wed July 11, 2012
American Dreams: Then And Now

Korean Families Chase Their Dreams In The U.S.

Originally published on Wed July 11, 2012 3:33 pm

Hyungsoo Kim brought his sons Woosuk (left) and Whoohyun to California from Korea so the boys could get an American public-school education. In "goose families," one parent migrates to an English-speaking country with the children, while the other parent stays in Korea.
Martin Kaste NPR

Eleven-year-old Woosuk Kim sees his mother only three or four times a year. That's because he's part of what Koreans call a "goose family": a family that migrates in search of English-language schooling.

A goose family, Woosuk explains, means "parents — mom and dad — have to be separate for the kids' education."

Woosuk's father brought him and his little brother to America two years ago to attend Hancock Park Elementary, a public school in Los Angeles. The boys' mother stayed in South Korea to keep working.

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2:04pm

Wed July 11, 2012
The Two-Way

House Votes To Repeal Health Care Law

With a vote of 244 to 185, the Republican-controlled House of Representatives just voted to repeal the Affordable Care Act, President Obama's signature domestic legislation known colloquially as "Obamacare."

Of course, the vote doesn't matter, because the measure has a very slim chance of being adopted by the Senate.

The AP reports that this is the "33rd time in 18 months that the tea party-infused GOP majority has tried to scrap, defund or scale back the law since grabbing the majority."

The AP adds:

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1:55pm

Wed July 11, 2012
Music Reviews

Sory Kandia Kouyaté: Guinea's Voice Of Revolution

Originally published on Wed July 11, 2012 3:33 pm

Released last month, La Voix de la Révolution is a new compilation of songs by Sory Kandia Kouyaté, who died in 1977.
Courtesy of the artist

Sory Kandia Kouyaté was one of the most celebrated singers in West Africa when he died suddenly in 1977. He was just 44, and given his spectacular voice, it's a safe bet that Kouyaté would have been an international star had he lived just a few years longer. Now, some of his finest recordings have been collected on a two-disc retrospective called La Voix de la Révolution.

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1:55pm

Wed July 11, 2012
Shots - Health Blog

Firefighters Prevail In Fight for Health Insurance

Originally published on Wed July 11, 2012 3:33 pm

It all started around a kitchen table in Custer, South Dakota. John Lauer, a 27-year-old seasonal firefighter for an elite U.S.

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12:50pm

Wed July 11, 2012
The Two-Way

Florida A&M President Resigns In Wake Of Hazing Scandal

James Ammons in 2006.
Gerry Broome AP

The hazing scandal at Florida A&M University has cost the university president his job, the AP is reporting.

James Ammons submitted his resignation today just after the parents of Robert Champion added the university to a wrongful death lawsuit.

Champion, an A&M drum major in the famed "Marching 100" band, died in November after going through a violent hazing ritual on parked bus. Eleven marching band members have been charged.

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12:31pm

Wed July 11, 2012
The Two-Way

An Amazing Life: Robert de La Rochefoucauld, World War II Saboteur

Originally published on Wed July 11, 2012 12:32 pm

Amazon.com

As brother Jim Memmott tweeted: "Good heavens, what a life."

Read this New York Times obituary of Robert de La Rochefoucauld and we bet you'll say something like that too. As the Times writes, in World War II the French count's exploits as an agent for the British:

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12:26pm

Wed July 11, 2012
Presidential Race

Where They Stand: Obama, Romney On Immigration

Originally published on Wed July 11, 2012 1:51 pm

Below are President Obama's and Republican challenger Mitt Romney's policies and proposals regarding immigration. NPR will be comparing the two candidates on various issues in the run-up to the November election. If you have suggestions for other issues you'd like us to explore, please leave a note in the comments section below.

DREAM Act:

Obama:

Supports; also endorses letting foreign students stay in U.S. after college graduation.

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12:23pm

Wed July 11, 2012
Europe

In France, The (Abandoned) Dog Days Of Summer

Originally published on Wed July 11, 2012 3:33 pm

Dogs wait to be adopted at the Animals Without Home shelter south of Paris in Montgeron, France, in August 2010. France is among the European countries with the highest number of abandoned pets during the summer months, when people take long vacations.
Joel Saget AFP/Getty Images

For Europeans, it's not uncommon to take a whole month of vacation in the summer. But the season can be a deadly time for the many pets left behind — permanently.

The abandonment of domestic animals by vacationers is a scourge in many countries across Europe. And in France, this summer isn't likely to be different despite campaigns by animal-rights groups against the practice.

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11:55am

Wed July 11, 2012
The Two-Way

That's 'Gnathia Marleyi' To You: Scientist Names New Species After Bob Marley

Originally published on Thu July 12, 2012 2:00 pm

Male gnathiids.
Ann Marie Coile Arkansas State University

We're not quite sure what to make of it. Is it an honor? Is it an insult?

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11:44am

Wed July 11, 2012
It's All Politics

Romney Absorbs Boos, Tells NAACP That Democrats Have Failed Blacks

Originally published on Wed July 11, 2012 1:02 pm

Mitt Romney speaks at the NAACP annual convention Wednesday in Houston.
Pat Sullivan AP

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