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Daniel Neyoy Ruiz, 36, moved into a Tucson church with his family last month, claiming sanctuary as he sought a reversal in his deportation order.

Immigrant Who Sought Sanctuary In Arizona Church Can Stay In U.S.

After a month of seeking sanctuary in a Tucson church, a Mexican immigrant has been granted a one-year stay of his deportation order. Daniel Neyoy Ruiz, 36, had been ordered to leave the U.S. after a traffic stop revealed he wasn't here legally.

Ruiz has lived in Tucson for 14 years; he has a job and no criminal record, reports Arizona Public Media's Fernanda Echavarri.

Children Flood U.S.-Mexico Border, Overwhelm Patrol Agency

Student, Shooter Dead In Oregon High School

A shooter entered an Oregon high school today and killed one student, authorities said.

Multnomah Co. Sheriff's spokesman Steve Alexander said the shooter was later found dead, but he provided no detail as to how the shooter died. Alexander said police were still combing the school.

Police and a SWAT team descended on Reynolds High School in the mid-morning hours, after receiving reports of a shooting.

Astronaut Steve "Swanny" Swanson tends to lettuce plants growing at the International Space Station that may one day make it into his salad.

The Salad Frontier: Why Astronauts Need To Grow Lettuce In Space

Have you ever craved a salad, I mean really craved a salad because you've been eating a lot of freeze-dried meat and beans?

Astronauts who spend months on end in space sure do miss their greens. That's why NASA is embarking on a program to get astronauts growing their own food. First stop is the International Space Station and a vegetable production system called Veg-01, or "Veggie."

Giving School Nurses Access To Medical Records Improves Care

School nurses today do a lot more than bandage skinned knees. They administer vaccines and medications, help diabetic students monitor their blood sugar, and prepare teachers to handle a student's seizure or asthma attack, among many other things.

"Chronic disease management is what school nurses spend most of their time doing," says Carolyn Duff, president of the National Association of School Nurses. "We do care for students in emergencies, but we spend more time planning to avoid emergencies."

Saw-scaled vipers may be small, but they pack a nasty venomous punch. This one, <em>Echis carinatus sochureki, </em>was used in a study on snake venom.

From Genes To Fangs: Snake Venom Recipes Remain Mysterious

When a saw-scaled viper sinks its fangs into a person, it isn't pretty.

Toxins attack the victim's capillaries. The body launches an immune defense, as it would with an infection. But that takes time — too much time. The venom quickly dissolves the tiny blood vessels, and the body runs out of clotting materials before it can repair them.

Two customers sit having a drink in the Diani Sea resort in Diani, Kenya, outside Mombasa, on May 16. Travel advisories issued by Western countries are hitting Mombasa hard, forcing hotel closures and thousands of workers to lose their jobs.

Western Countries Issue Warnings; Kenyan Tourism Gets Pummeled

The Baobab Resort sits on the south coast of Kenya's Mombasa Island, but it has some of the homey feel of an old Catskills resort.

On a recent day, sounds from outside trickled into the resort's largest conference hall: children enjoying their last hour of daylight on the beach, staff members singing tunes from The Lion King, warming up for their evening show.

Researcher Sherri Mason looks for microbeads in a water sample from Lake Michigan.

With Concern For Environment, Illinois Bans Microbeads

Illinois became the first state in the union to ban microbeads, the tiny bits of plastic found in consumer products like skin exfoliants and soap.

As NPR's Cheryl Corley reports, environmentalists say that when microbeads wash down the drain, they're usually missed by filtration systems, which means they become food to fish and other wildlife.

Cheryl filed this report for our Newscast unit:

A 2011 photo shows an AeroVironment Puma drone being prepared for launch by University of Alaska researchers. The FAA says it approved BP's use of the drone to survey oil fields in Alaska.

Drones Approved: FAA Gives OK To First Commercial Use Over Land

The Federal Aviation Administration says it has issued the first permit in its history for an unmanned aircraft to fly over U.S. soil. Oil company BP will use a drone from the company AeroVironment to conduct surveys in Alaska.

The first drone flights under the recently issued waiver have already taken place, the FAA says.

From the agency's news release:

Armed Iraqi soldiers take their positions during clashes with militants in the northern city of Mosul, Iraq.

Insurgent Group Claims Large Part Of Major Iraqi City

Overnight in Iraq, the al-Qaida splinter group ISIS overtook large parts of Mosul, one of the country's most populous cities. According to various media reports, insurgents overran government buildings, TV stations and military bases, forcing Iraqi soldiers and police to apparently flee their posts.

While the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) is responsible for most of the violent attacks in Iraq, analysts say this one is significant.

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