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Mexico's justice system battles its own reputation to build trust

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| When it comes to criminal justice, Mexico is better known for bribery than best practices. But police are receiving better training, and reforms now allow for open trials and presumption of innocence.

Scheduled flights to Cuba approved for as early as this fall


The Department of Transportation has authorized six U.S. airlines to schedule round-trip flights from the U.S to some cities in Cuba. The DOT has not yet approved any flights to Havana.

Should the Census start counting the LGBT population?


There's this long-held belief that one in 10 Americans is LGBT, but the reality is far from that: researchers don't exactly know.

Is the Zika threat enough to delay or end Olympic dreams?


Some Olympic athletes have announced plans to skip the games because of the Zika virus. What's at stake for them and others who are thinking about going to Rio?

Helen Chavez, widow of labor leader Cesar, dies at 88


Helen Chavez played a vital role in helping her husband improve the rights of farmworkers across the country. She died in California Monday.

On D-Day, students bring silent heroes of WWII to life


To commemorate the 72nd anniversary of the D-Day Invasion, some American high school students are traveling to Normandy, France to make sure the victims of World War II aren't forgotten.

NPR photographer, interpreter killed in Afghanistan


NPR photojournalist David Gilkey and Afghan interpreter Zabihullah Tamanna were killed in Afghanistan on Sunday while traveling with an Afghan army on assignment for the network.

Your guide: Copa América brings global soccer giants to SoCal


For the first time, the U.S. is playing host to the Copa América Centenario soccer tournament, bringing the hemisphere's top teams – and some of the world's best players – to U.S. cities.

For a cordial Supreme Court, keep the food and wine coming


When court is in session, most justices lunch together — but absolutely no talking about cases. Wine, however, is not unwelcome at some of their gatherings.