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5:23pm

Mon March 30, 2015
U.S.

Mass Tax Foreclosure Threatens Detroit Homeowners

Originally published on Mon March 30, 2015 7:15 pm

Homeowners sit in a conference room in Detroit's Cobo Center while waiting for their cases to be heard to avoid foreclosure from tax debts in Detroit on Jan. 29. This year, Wayne County officials sent out 62,000 foreclosure notices to city homeowners behind on property taxes.
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In Detroit, tens of thousands of people are facing a deadline Tuesday that could cost some of them their homes. That's when homeowners have to make arrangements to either pay delinquent property taxes — or risk losing their home at a county auction.

When Detroit emerged from bankruptcy last year, it did so with a razor-thin financial cushion. It desperately needs every bit of tax revenue it can muster.

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5:23pm

Mon March 30, 2015
All Tech Considered

Bringing Internet To The Far Corners Of The Earth

Originally published on Mon March 30, 2015 9:22 pm

Google is doing test flights of its balloons carrying Internet routers around the world. Last June, a balloon was released at the airport in Teresina, Brazil.
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About 2 billion people on earth have a smartphone with a decent Internet connection, but 5 billion are largely or entirely offline, according to global figures by the ITU.

That gap is (surprise, surprise) a big opportunity for Silicon Valley. Google and Facebook are already on high-profile campaigns to connect the unconnected. And they're betting they can make billions of dollars getting people without electricity or toilets to pay for the Internet.

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5:23pm

Mon March 30, 2015
Race

Fear Of The Black Man: How Racial Bias Could Affect Crime, Labor Rates

NPR's Michel Martin speaks with professors Phillip Atiba Goff of UCLA and Harry Holzer of Georgetown University about how fears of African-American men are manifested in the criminal justice system and the labor market, and what that means for the broader African-American community.

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4:14pm

Mon March 30, 2015
Music

Review: Courtney Barnett, 'Sometimes I Sit And Think, And Sometimes I Just Sit'

Originally published on Mon March 30, 2015 6:51 pm

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4:14pm

Mon March 30, 2015
Law

Prosecution Rests Case Against Admitted Boston Marathon Bomber

Originally published on Mon March 30, 2015 5:23 pm

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