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After a long journey from Africa, a new tropical disease sets up shop in Florida

pri.org — A nasty tropical disease that causes extreme joint pain and can leave sufferers unable to sit up for weeks has shown up in the US for the first time. Florida health officials say at least two cases of chikungunya appear to have been transmitted by local mosquitoes, and a reporter who's been covering the story says officials fear a wider outbreak.
Aug 01, 2014

NOT EBOLA. Poor trolling guys “@PRI: After a long journey from Africa, new tropical disease sets up shop in Florida trib.al/Fnt3YJo

India's first female surfer takes on more than waves

pri.org — Ishita Malaviya isn't just a surfer - she India's only professional female surfer. She pushes cultural boundaries with her surfing, and, when she's not competing, she's busy teaching Indian kids how to take to the waves at the Shaka Surf Club in the state of Karnataka.

Riding 'The Beast' and Collecting Stories on the Migrant Trail

pri.org — In 2010 he published his chronicles in a book in Spanish entitled "Los migrantes que no importan," or "The migrants who don't matter." Last year the book was published in the U.S. with another title, " The Beast: Riding the Rails and Dodging Narcos on the Migrant Trail."
Aug 01, 2014

RT @nuncaduermo: The latest from @radioambulante UNSCRIPTED: Riding 'The Beast' & Collecting Stories on the Migrant Trail http://t.co/D4nRb…

London launches a program to curb boozy criminals - by making them wear ankle monitors

pri.org — "Alcohol-fueled criminal behavior is a real scourge." That's what London mayor Boris Johnson told the press on Thursday as he launched a new anti-crime program. "I pledged to tackle this booze culture by making the case to Government for new powers to allow mandatory alcohol testing as an additional enforcement option for the courts," he said.
Aug 01, 2014

RT @PRI: London launches a program to curb boozy criminals - by making them wear ankle monitors. trib.al/xW8iSHU

Jul 31, 2014

London launches a program to curb boozy criminals — by making them wear ankle monitors @MayorofLondon @SteveO_Connell pri.org/stories/2014-0…