In May, Lourdes walked across the bridge from Mexico to El Paso, Texas, and requested asylum. The first step is an interview with an asylum officer.

"I told him that I have the evidence on me," Lourdes said, through an interpreter. She told the asylum officer about the scar on her arm, and the four missing fingers on her left hand — all evidence, she says, of a brutal attack by a gang in her native Honduras.

But the asylum officer rejected her claim.

"I don't know what happened," Lourdes said. "I don't know how I failed."

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CEDAR LAKE - Early week storms knocked out the transmitter of Northwest Indiana’s local TV station, Lakeshore PBS, and the station is still working to return to normal operation.

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NIAGARA FALLS, ONTARIO, CANADA - In the aftermath of families getting separated at the U.S. - Mexico border, Lakeshore Public Radio traveled to the U.S. - Canada border to see how the environment is there.  

It was in Niagara Falls Ontario, Canada where Lakeshore Public Radio Reporter Sharon Jackson talked to people about their experiences crossing the border from the U.S. into Canada and Canada in the U.S.

Jackson went to Canada with her friend and travel partner, Denise Dougherty.  

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Indiana’s unemployment rate ticked up last month for the first time in nearly a year.

The rate increased 0.1 percent, up to 3.3 percent in June. That’s the first time it’s gone up since July last year.

A recent report from a national teachers union points to a number of states failing to reach pre-recession spending levels for public education, including Indiana.

The American Federation of Teachers released the public education funding report. It says Indiana needs $511 million to reach 2008 school funding levels – the same year lawmakers limited the money schools could collect through property taxes.

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Update On Duck Boat Accident In Missouri

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Two more bodies have been found, raising the death toll to 13 after a duck tour boat capsized and sank last night in a lake near Branson, Mo. Four more people are still missing, and seven are in the hospital. NPR's Scott Neuman has more.

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German Chancellor Angela Merkel gave a press conference today in Berlin, and she took a lot of questions about President Trump. NPR's Martin Kaste was there. He's with me now. Hi, Martin.

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Trump's Week

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President Trump is in the process of inviting Russian President Vladimir Putin to come to Washington, D.C., this fall to continue the talks they started in Helsinki earlier this week.

It's another sign of Trump's efforts to build closer ties with Moscow, even though he insists his administration has taken a hard line toward Russia.

"There's never been a president as tough on Russia as I have been," Trump told reporters on Wednesday.

That might sound like hyperbole, but in this case, there's actually some basis for the president's boast.

Cleveland Browns Take On 'The Office'

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Good morning. I'm David Greene. The NFL season is coming, always an exciting time in Cleveland. Last year, the Browns were so bad, their coach had to jump in a lake as punishment for breaking a promise to make them better. But new season...

Invention Idea: Minivan Lawnmower

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Jonah Goldberg On Trump, Putin And The GOP

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We'll tell you why plus talk about the Railcats beginning a six game home stand tonight at U.S. Steel Yard.

National Report Shows Indiana Income Inequality Rising

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The national nonpartisan Economic Policy Institute ranks Indiana 39th among states for income inequality.

The University of Southern Indiana is partnering with rural hospitals in its region to train student nurses in primary care roles.

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The perfect home for a perfect television family is for sale.

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Alaska plans to use federal grant money to purchase a controversial device used in opioid addiction treatment.

Last week, the Alaska Department of Labor and Workforce Development announced it will use part of a $1.3 million federal grant to purchase the Bridge device, which is made in Indiana. The Bridge is a nerve stimulator that attaches around a patient's ear to reduce nausea, aches and other symptoms associated with opioid withdrawal.

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