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The Hidden Discrimination In Criminal Risk-Assessment Scores

Courtrooms across the country are increasingly using a defendant's "risk assessment score" to help make decisions about bond, parole and sentencing. The companies behind these scores say they help predict whether a defendant will commit more crimes in the future. NPR's Kelly McEvers talks with Julia Angwin of ProPublica about a new investigation into risk assessment scores.

Former White House Ebola Czar Urges Congress To Act Faster On Zika

NPR's Kelly McEvers speaks with Ron Klain, former White House Ebola response coordinator, about his op-ed piece in the Washington Post about the Zika virus. He says the U.S. needs to create a public health emergency management agency, like FEMA for health emergencies, so our country is ready to act quickly without having to wait for Congress.


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