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Have Migrants Given Up Crossing The Border?

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Arrests of illegal immigrants crossing the U.S. border with Mexico have plummeted in recent years. There were 25 percent fewer arrests this year than last. Observers point to ramped up security, the U.S. economy, and violence in Mexico. Host Michel Martin speaks with a border patrol agent and a demographer to understand what's driving the numbers.
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Puerto Rico Is Sowing A New Generation Of Small Farmers

Decades of industrialization have left the island reliant on imported food. But change is coming — from government subsidies for small farmers, to classes that teach school kids how to grow food.
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Puerto Rico Is Sowing A New Generation Of Small Farmers

Decades of industrialization have left the island reliant on imported food. But change is coming — from government subsidies for small farmers, to classes that teach school kids how to grow food.
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Abortion Is Back In The Spotlight In Virginia

The state's current attorney general is overturning a ruling from the previous attorney general that would have shut down most of the abortion clinics in the state, and the issue isn't just about regulations and politics. It's also about money.
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