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Is it constitutional to send someone back to prison for relapsing?

Julie Eldred relapsed after 11 days on probation and was sent back to prison, even though she was in treatment for addiction. Her lawyer, LIsa Newman-Polk, made the case to the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court that the system should work differently.
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How an optician and his friends became the unlikely heroes of a devastating migrant shipwreck

Carol Off speaks with BBC reporter Emma Jane Kirby about her new book, The Optician of Lampedusa.

Have baby, will vote: Minister Karina Gould breastfeeds in the House of Commons

Minister of Democratic Institutions Karina Gould has received a wave of reaction after images of her breastfeeding her son in the House of Commons made the rounds online.

Lawyer for separated families fears there are horrors to come in Trump's new order

Lawyer Linda Rivas, who represents mothers who have been separated from their children at the U.S.-Mexico border, fears President Trump's latest executive order paves the way for detaining whole families indefinitely.

Koko, the gorilla who learned sign language, dies at 46

Animal psychologist Penny Patterson began working with Koko when the western lowland gorilla was just a year old. Despite attempts to pair her with a suitable mate, Koko never gave birth, but demonstrated a particular fondness for kittens.

Women allowed into Iranian stadium to watch soccer for the first time since 1979

On Wednesday night, Iranian women were back in Tehran's Azadi stadium for the first time in almost 40 years for a broadcast of Iran's World Cup game against Spain.

Hadrian's Wall under siege by thieves wielding metal detectors

An inspector with the British government says the looters are looking for artifacts like coins and military equipment using metal detectors.

As It Happens: Thursday Full Episode

Thursday, June 21, 2018

Here's a list of the 34,361 people who died trying to reach Europe since 1993

Since 1993, a group has worked to compile a list of of every refugee and migrant who died while trying to find a safer life Europe.

Nina Simone's childhood home designated a National Treasure

"It's thrilling and very gratifying, and speaks to the importance of Nina Simone and her music," says painter Adam Pendleton, who co-purchased the North Carolina property last year.

A radio reporter who lost his voice is back on the air — digitally

Veteran radio reporter Jamie Dupree is once again broadcasting to cities across the U.S. after losing his ability to speak in 2016. His new tool? A digital re-creation of his voice, created from decades of archived reports.

As It Happens: Wednesday Full Episode

Wednesday, June 20, 2018

Melania Trump's immigration lawyer compares family separations to Nazi Germany

Immigration lawyer Michael Wildes says the Trump administration's hardlining at the U.S.-Mexico border shows 'extraordinarily poor judgement' and reflects badly on the country.

Watch as police drone finds British man trapped in marshland

Norfolk man Peter Pugh is being treated for hypothermia after disappearing on a walk through the Titchwell Marshes in the United Kingdom. Pugh was discovered up to his armpits in water on Sunday with help from a police drone.

Detroit's crumbling 'palace of transportation' is about to rise again

Ford Motor Co. set to revitalize Detroit's iconic transportation hub.

'Prince of odometers' pulls off this perfect number sequence in the family minivan

An ordinary North Carolina man has achieved an extraordinary feat: the ultimate odometer picture, captured through careful calculation and planning.

As It Happens: Tuesday Full Episode

Tuesday, June 19, 2018

'As a human being, I can't do that': Worker at migrant holding facility quits over family separations

A youth migrant shelter worker describes the encounter with a group of panicked, tearful Brazilian siblings that led him to quit his job in protest.

'He wasn't functioning': How a video game addiction turned one family upside down

A British mother who has gone to extraordinary lengths to curb her son's addiction to video games welcomes the World Health Organization's decision to officially recognize obsessive gaming as a mental health condition.

Vandals destroy ancient rock at UK tourist site

A large rock in U.K., that formed after the Ice Age, was knocked over a cliff earlier this month.

Iconic Glasgow School of Art building must be saved after second fire, says Scottish MP

For the second time in just four years, the Mackintosh building has been destroyed by fire.

As It Happens: Monday Full Episode

Monday, June 18, 2018

Gay refugee couple to be separated because Turkey doesn't recognize them as a family

Alireza and his partner are trying to make their way to Canada, but they could be separated for years before that happens.

A woman was trapped under a car in B.C. — until these bystanders helped lift it off her

After Claire Surgenor became pinned under a vehicle, a group of onlookers and RCMP officers worked together to lift the car and save her life.

Canadian who sent secret messages during 1979 Iran hostage crisis dies

Roger Lucy rememebers Mary O'Flaherty's work doing communications during the secret 1980 operation to smuggle six U.S. citizens out of Iran.