Morning Edition for June 19, 2014
Jun 19, 2014 — House Republicans are to pick a new majority leader Thursday, following Eric Cantor's primary defeat. The favorite is Rep. Kevin McCarthy of California, whose district is more than a third Latino.
Jun 19, 2014 — Federal officials have struck a deal to detain unaccompanied migrant children at an empty college in Lawrenceville, a town of 1,400 people. But local pushback has put the plan on hold.
Jun 19, 2014 — Fifty years ago, three civil rights workers were killed by Ku Klux Klan members in Mississippi. Organizers who pushed for justice then are now educating youth so they can continue to call for change.
Jun 19, 2014 — In 1918, schools were shut down in Norfolk because of the deadly Spanish flu pandemic. When they re-opened, then 15-year-old Lela Burden was holding down two jobs and didn't return.
Jun 19, 2014 — Real Estate agents often take poetic license with listings: light-filled patio unit means basement apartment. Tom Faison got bored writing the usual listings, and now his are mini works of art.
Jun 19, 2014 — Islamist Sunni militants reportedly control most of Iraq's largest oil refinery, as they vow to push on to Baghdad. Meanwhile, there is a growing call for Prime Minister Nouri al Maliki to step down.
Jun 19, 2014 — A controversial practice to tie, hold down or seclude agitated students mostly impacts kids with disabilities. Schools say it's for safety, but opponents say it's dangerous and a civil rights issue.
Jun 19, 2014 — Dov Charney was the founder of the sweatshop-free clothing company. He's been forced out amid an investigation into alleged misconduct
Jun 19, 2014 — AARP ranked each state and Washington, D.C., according to the cost and quality of long-term care and support services. An online scorecard helps consumers compare services in each region.
Jun 19, 2014 — China is one of the largest investors in Greece, and has poured money into the country at a time when other investors balked. Beijing wants Greece to be its gateway to Europe's marketplaces.