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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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Woody Allen's 'Fading Gigolo' Full Of Loneliness And Longing

In the new comedy Fading Gigolo, John Turturro plays the title character, and Woody Allen plays his pimp. This story originally broadcast on All Things Considered on April 18, 2014.
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Soup to Nuts, Restaurants Smoke It All

While you won't find cigarettes in restaurants anymore, some smoking isn't banned. It's not just meat, either; it's hot to smoke just about anything edible.
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Virginia Remains At Odds With Feds On Medicaid Expansion

Lawmakers in Virginia continue to resist the $9.6 billion Medicaid expansion on offer from the federal government as part of the Affordable Care Act.

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Watch For The Blind Lets You Feel Time Passing

A new watch allows the blind to feel time on their wrists. Designer Hyungsoo Kim tells NPR's Wade Goodwyn his watch allows users to tell time accurately without revealing their disabilities.

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