Chris Hawley

Latin America Correspondent, USA Today

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Latin America correspondent for USA Today and the Arizona Republic

Chris Hawley on KCRW

The World Health Organization says all of humanity  is now under threat  from a swine flu pandemic, but nobody knows how severe it might turn out to be.

Can We Have a 'Pandemic' without the Panic?

The World Health Organization says all of humanity is now under threat from a swine flu pandemic, but nobody knows how severe it might turn out to be.

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The  International Association of Police Chiefs  reports that high-caliber automatic weapons are increasingly common on the streets of American cities.

Buying, Selling and Using Assault Weapons in the US

The International Association of Police Chiefs reports that high-caliber automatic weapons are increasingly common on the streets of American cities.

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