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Tuesday, September 01, 2015

Migrants board a train to Munich at Vienna's Westbahnhof railway station in the early hours of September 1, 2015. (JOE KLAMAR/AFP/Getty)

Austria Tightens Borders As Refugees Pour In

In Austria, police officers have began conducting spot-checks of vehicles entering the country from Hungary. The heightened security comes less than a week after 71 dead migrants were found in an abandoned truck on a highway southeast of Vienna. That shocking discovery marked a kind of turning point for Austria. Austria's interior minister now says stricter border controls will remain in place for an "unlimited" time period. Unlike some of its E.U. neighbors to the south, for reasons of both history and geography, Austria has little experience with immigration. So how are they handling this crisis? Simone Artner, new editor an Austrian national radio station, explains what the response has been like.

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Today's Takeaways: Arctic Uncertainty, Raising a Global Nation, The Brilliance of Oliver Sacks

The Takeaway explores President Obama's trip to the Alaskan Arctic, we discuss the intersection of immigration and education, and we remember Oliver Sacks.