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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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'They May Not Mean To, But They Do' Is A Sparkling, Sad Family Affair

Cathleen Schine's new novel explores how one character's physical and mental decline ripples out to affect his whole family. Critic Maureen Corrigan calls it a mix of "fun and bad behavior."
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How History Influences Diets In D.C. And Around The World

Kojo and chef Pati Jinich look at how history -- and famous names like El Chico, Azteca and even Fritos -- shaped modern Mexican-American cooking in the Washington region and beyond.

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NPR Politics Lunchbox: Concerns in Cleveland, 'Funny-Looking People'

Our favorite 2016 news and stories curated from NPR and around the web.
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Facebook Shakes Up News Feed, But We Still Don't Know Exactly How It Works

It will now prioritize posts from friends and family — potentially bad news for media companies relying on Facebook for traffic. The company has been under pressure to defend its political neutrality.

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