Alabama's immigration law has been called the toughest in the country, and many of its provisions will go into effect today. Police will be required to check suspects' immigration status, and public schools will be required to check students' status. Michel Martin discusses the law with NPR National Correspondent Debbie Elliott and Allison Neal, legal director for the American Civil Liberties Union of Alabama.
Dan Brown, author of the blockbuster The Da Vinci Code, is back with his first novel in four years. Inferno follows academic hero Robert Langdon on a chase through Italy as he attempts to avert a biological catastrophe.
Designer Katie Shelly's upcoming cookbook offers 50 illustrated recipe "blueprints" for basic meals — from simple snacks to more hefty dishes like eggplant Parmesan. She hopes they'll inspire any level of cook to improvise in the kitchen.
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