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Ala. Mayor Defends Controversial Immigration Law

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The U.S. Justice Department filed an emergency motion on Friday, asking the 11th Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals to block implementation of Alabama's immigration law. The law gives police the authority to ask for proof at traffic stops that a person is legally in the country, and it requires state schools to verify a student's legal status during registration. The law has prompted several students to withdraw from classes and families to flee the state. Tony Cox speaks with Lindsey Lyons, the mayor of Albertville, Alabama, about the town's dwindling Latino population since the law went into effect in late September.
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Anne Tyler: "A Spool Of Blue Thread" (Rebroadcast)

In her first live radio interview ever, Pulitzer Prize winning author Anne Tyler joins Diane to talk about her 20th novel, "A Spool of Blue Thread."


Thanksgiving Buzz: What Would Pilgrims Say About The Plight Of Bees?

When you sit down for your holiday dinner, you may want to give thanks to bees and other pollinators. Their health is tied to your food. What's behind the bee declines? Watch our video investigation.

Capitol Hill Lawmakers Find Living At The Office Makes Sense, Saves Cents

Three office buildings on the House side of the U.S. Capitol serve as offices, and by night as lawmakers' apartments. Dozens of lawmakers choose to sleep in the office when Congress is in session.

From Takeout To Breakups: Apps Can Deliver Anything, For A Price

Convenience is at an all-time premium — and a lot of smartphone apps promise to make many of the things we do every day easier. In a time-crunch or sheer laziness, how far will the apps take us?

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