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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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In Iran, A Poet's 700-Year-Old Verses Still Set Hearts Aflame

The 14th century Persian poet Hafez remains venerated in Iran, even though he wrote of wine, romance and other topics not necessarily welcome in today's Islamic Republic.
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Buy Crop Insurance, Double Your Money

The nation's crop insurance program is really a lottery, says one economist. And it's rigged so that farmers win. In fact, farmers typically get back double the money they pay for premiums.
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The Politics Hour - February 12, 2016

D.C. Council Member Yvette Alexander (D-Ward 7) joins Kojo and Tom Sherwood to chat about her upcoming fight for re-election.

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Do You Like Me? Swiping Leads To Spike In Online Dating For Young Adults

A study by the Pew Research Center finds the use of online dating sites has mushroomed in the past few years, particularly among 18- to 24-year-olds.

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