The Salt
10:08 am
Mon June 25, 2012

Struggling Dairy Farmers Find A 'Moo' Business Model

Laura Chase, a member of the MOOMilk dairy cooperative, sweeps her barn in a film still from documentary, Betting The Farm.
Pull-Start Pictures

A year and a half after Aaron Bell lost his contract to sell milk to H.P. Hood LLC from his 45 cow dairy operation in Edmunds, Maine, he found himself leaving a voicemail with his lease agent.

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The Two-Way
10:02 am
Mon June 25, 2012

Life Sentences Without Parole For Juveniles Is Unconstitutional, High Court Rules

Originally published on Mon June 25, 2012 1:40 pm

The United States Supreme Court ruled that an Alabama law that gave juveniles convicted of murder mandatory life sentences without the possibility of parole was unconstitutional.

In the majority opinion, Justice Elena Kagan wrote that the law violated the Eighth Amendment's ban on cruel and unusual punishment.

The AP reports:

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Africa
9:55 am
Mon June 25, 2012

Religious Violence Shakes Up Northern Nigeria

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MICHEL MARTIN, HOST:

I'm Michel Martin, and this is TELL ME MORE, from NPR News. Coming up, who doesn't love a wedding? Marvel Comics just decided to hold a big one for superhero Northstar. We'll find out why even some of his alien mutant friends decided not to show. That's in just a few minutes.

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Law
9:55 am
Mon June 25, 2012

Supreme Court Decision, A Rebuke To Arizona?

The Supreme Court threw out key parts of Arizona's tough immigration law. But the court didn't rule on one of the most controversial elements of the law. Host Michel Martin speaks with NPR's Ron Elving, Professor Gabriel Chin with the University of California, Davis, and the vice dean of University of Arizona College of Law, Marc Miller.

Local News
8:56 am
Mon June 25, 2012

U.S. Supreme Court Strikes Down Most Provisions in Arizona's Immigration Law

If you missed live analysis of the U.S. Supreme Court decision on Arizona's SB1070 immigration law on Monday, check out our two-week archive to stream the program again.  The special was produced by the Fronteras Changing America Desk public media collaborative and included reactions from Arizona officials and a look at national impacts. 

The US Supreme Court issued its decision Monday, striking down most of its provisions but upholding immigration status checks. 

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Local News
7:57 am
Mon June 25, 2012

Santa Fe renews deal with costlier security firm

Santa Fe has extended an agreement with a security company for its city buildings despite the firm's higher cost. The Albuquerque Journal reports the Santa Fe City Council recently voted 5-1 to renew a contract with Chavez Security for a second year even though the deal will cost half a million dollars more than bids from other companies.

Chavez Security is charging the city about $517,000 per year, a rate of $136,000 more than another competitor offered. That amounts to at least $540,000 over the course of the four-year contract.

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The Two-Way
7:51 am
Mon June 25, 2012

As Turkey Looks To NATO, Syria Defends Shooting War Plane

Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan, right, arrives for a cabinet meeting in his office in Ankara, Turkey on Monday.
AP

Originally published on Tue June 26, 2012 6:28 am

Update at 3:16 p.m. ET. An Attack On All Of NATO:

The tension between Turkey and Syria has heightened this afternoon. First Turkey said that Syria had fired at another one of its planes; this one was involved in a search rescue operation of the war plane shot down by Syria last week.

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Local News
7:27 am
Mon June 25, 2012

Plutonium Shipping to New Mexico

Plutonium from a former nuclear weapons complex in South Carolina is leaving for a federal storage site in New Mexico. The Augusta Chronicle reports that a shipment of plutonium from old nuclear weapons is leaving the Savannah River Site this week for the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant near Carlsbad.

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Local News
7:23 am
Mon June 25, 2012

Bingaman introduces post-fire flood legislation

New Mexico's two U.S. senators are pushing legislation that would make it easier for residents affected by wildfires on federal lands to take advantage of flood insurance administered by the Federal Emergency Management Agency. Senator Jeff Bingaman introduced the measure last week. Senator Tom Udall is a co-sponsor.

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Local News
7:18 am
Mon June 25, 2012

Martinez urges administrators to fix colleges

UPDATE:

Gov. Susan Martinez has challenged leaders of the state's colleges and universities to develop a plan to fix schools' remedial programs.

Martinez made the challenge Monday to university leaders at the Central New Mexico Community College-Workforce Training Center just days after a new report said New Mexico colleges were some of the most underperforming nationwide.

Martinez said she wanted administrators to develop a new plan by the end of the year aimed at creating stronger remedial programs to prevent students from dropping out of college.

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