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The Salt
4:11 am
Tue July 7, 2015

Chasing Food Dreams Across U.S., Nigerian Chef Tests Immigration System

Tunde Wey prepares a pop-up Nigerian dinner in the kitchen of Toki Underground, a ramen restaurant in Washington, D.C., in December 2014.
Eliza Barclay NPR

Most aspiring chefs long for the white hat, the gleaming kitchen, the fancy menu.

But Nigeria-born Tunde Wey stumbled into a different version of the (American) chef's dream. He wanted to see the country, and share the food of his West African childhood with friends and strangers along the way.

So a few months ago, he packed up his knives and his spices at his home in Detroit, and started crisscrossing the U.S. by Greyhound bus.

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Shots - Health News
4:03 am
Tue July 7, 2015

'No One Should Have The Right To Prolong My Death'

Jennifer Glass found out she had lung cancer four months after she got married. Here, her first round of chemo in February 2013.
Courtesy of Jennifer Glass

When Jennifer Glass goes to Sacramento Tuesday to deliver testimony in favor of the California End-of-Life-Options Act, the trip will require some complex logistics.

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U.S.
11:24 pm
Mon July 6, 2015

For Homeless Families, Quick Exit From Shelters Is Only A Temporary Fix

Kyra Brooks, 8, strokes her mother's head. After years in and out of various programs, McClellan finally received a permanent housing voucher for the apartment she and her three children live in now. That means she has to pay up to 30 percent of her income in rent, but there's no time limit, unlike in the rapid rehousing program.
Lexey Swall GRAIN for NPR

Originally published on Tue July 7, 2015 4:11 am

More than 150,000 U.S. families are homeless each year. The number has been going down, in part because of a program known as rapid rehousing, which quickly moves families out of shelters and into homes.

But new research by the Obama administration finds that for many families, rapid rehousing is only a temporary fix.

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U.S.
7:48 pm
Mon July 6, 2015

Bill Cosby Admitted To Acquiring Drugs To Give To A Woman For Sex

Originally published on Mon July 6, 2015 8:19 pm

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The Two-Way
6:51 pm
Mon July 6, 2015

Producer Jerry Weintraub Dies At 77

Originally published on Mon July 6, 2015 7:08 pm

Jerry Weintraub, the legendary producer behind such hits as The Karate Kid and Ocean's Eleven, died Monday in Santa Barbara, Calif. He was 77.

The cause was cardiac arrest, according to Rogers & Cowan, the PR firm.

Weintraub began his career as a talent agent for MCA in the 1950s, representing clients such as Jack Paar. He then became a leading concert promoter, handling acts like Elvis Presley and Bob Dylan. His first production venture was Robert Altman's Nashville, which garnered five Academy Award nominations.

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