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.)
Amazon has received a fair amount of bad press lately over its long-running dispute with the Hachette publishing house. So Monday's announcement of a deal with Simon & Schuster took some industry watchers by surprise.
If Democrats have a chance of hanging onto Senate seats in southern states, they need to do well with African American voters. But for President Obama, that creates a difficult balance between turning out the base and energizing GOP voters who don't like him.
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