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Racism & Protest in the NBA

The National Basketball Association this weekend launched an investigation into racist remarks allegedly made by Los Angeles Clippers Owner Donald Sterling. During Sunday's first round playoff match-up against the Golden State Warriors, Clippers players engaged in silent protest against the team's ownership. Kojo talks with former NBA player Etan Thomas about race and politics in professional basketball, where three quarters of the players are black, but the ownership remains mostly white.

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Saffron, vanilla, palm oil, cacao and cottonseed oil are still picked by hand in some parts of the world. Sometimes that manual labor shows up in the price of the food; sometimes it doesn't.
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Jurors To Begin Considering McDonnell Case Tuesday

The trial of former Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell and his wife Maureen enters its sixth week this week — but with final arguments in the bag, it is now up to the jury to decide a verdict on 14 counts.

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