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Justice Department Supports Native Americans In Child Welfare Case

For the first time, the department wades into a federal district court case involving the Indian Child Welfare Act, a law meant to keep Native American families together.

Tom Barton is the editorial page editor for the Savannah Morning News

This Week With Tom Barton: Labor Day And It's Off To The (Political) Races

Tom Barton of the Savannah Morning News talks with GPB's Sarah McCammon about the impending election season ... and a little Civil War history.

Talking Women's Football With Atlanta Phoenix Founder, April Christler

There are professional women's football teams across the country, including teams in Savannah and in Atlanta. They use a smaller ball than what men use on the field, but the rules mirror those followed by NCAA football. GPB "All Things Considered" host Rickey Bevington sat down with April Christler, who founded the Atlanta Phoenix, to talk about her players' passion for the pigskin.

With Homegrown Technology, Israel Becomes Leading Arms Exporter

Israel's recurring wars with its Arab neighbors have resulted in a weapons industry that keeps coming up with new technologies, which can then be sold abroad.

The Co-Discoverer Of Ebola Never Imagined An Outbreak Like This

In 1976, scientist Peter Piot was part of the team that discovered the Ebola virus. The epidemic today in West Africa, he says, is "absolutely unexpected and unprecedented."

Holiday Gas Prices Lowest In Four Years

The national average for regular is $3.45 per gallon, down from an all-time high of $3.83 per gallon over the Labor Day 2012 holiday.

More than 400 enslaved people were sold in the largest slave auction in U.S. history, known as "The Weeping Time."

The Hidden History Of "The Weeping Time"

Dr. Kwesi DeGraft-Hanson's study of the history of what became known as “The Weeping Time” was the subject of a talk at the Telfair Museums in Savannah this week.

Study: Kids In Orphanages Can Do As Well As Those In Foster Care

Policymakers worldwide have been calling for countries to get rid of institutions for orphans and abandoned children. A study out of Duke University offers a different perspective.

Texas Voter ID Law Goes To Trial

A federal court will hear a challenge to the controversial law next week. It's an important and closely watched voting rights case that could end up before the Supreme Court.

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