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When Crime Rings Target The Disabled

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Philadelphia has been reeling over horrific details of four disabled adults being held captive while their Social Security checks were allegedly cashed by a criminal ring. To learn about the case and what it can teach about protecting the disabled, Michel Martin speaks with Philadelphia Inquirer Reporter Allison Steele and Dick Sobsey, who runs the International Coalition on Abuse and Disability. (LANGUAGE ADVISORY: This conversation may not be comfortable for some listeners.)
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Book Review: 'Kinder Than Solitude'

Ellah Allfrey reviews Kinder Than Solitude, by Yiyun Li.
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Plant Breeders Release First 'Open Source Seeds'

Scientists and food activists are launching a campaign to promote seeds that can be freely shared, rather than protected through patents and licenses. They call it the Open Source Seed Initiative.
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John Edwards Resumes Career As Trial Attorney

The former U.S. senator and Democratic presidential hopeful is one of three attorneys representing a boy in a medical malpractice case in North Carolina.
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When Parents Are The Ones Too Distracted By Devices

Parents often complain that smartphones keep their kids distracted from conversation. What happens when it's the other way around, when kids can't get their smartphone-glued parents' attention?

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