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Robin Givhan On Conscious Consumerism

Almost a year after a factory collapse in Bangladesh made some consumers more concerned about where their clothing comes from, we consider the ideas and realities that fuel consumer clothing choices.

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New Insights Into The Underground Sex Economy

A new landmark study by the Urban Institute explores the economics of the sex industry in Washington, D.C., and seven other major cities.

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Obama Between Ferns: Funny Or Flop?

The Barbershop guys weigh in on whether the president scored big or dropped the ball in promoting the Affordable Care Act on Zach Galifianakis' Internet comedy show Between Two Ferns.
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'Waiting For Godot' Strikes A Chord In Tehran

Samuel Beckett's drama is playing before full houses in the Iranian capital Tehran. Some view it as an allegory of their desire to see change that never seems to come.
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In Egypt, A New Courtroom Drama Every Day

Two ousted presidents, journalists and many activists are all on trial in the overburdened court system. Many cases stem from the country's political turmoil and there's no guarantee of a fair trial.
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Why For-Profit Prisons House More Inmates Of Color

A recent study found that the populations of for-profit prisons tend to be younger, which correlates with a skew toward more black and Latino inmates than in publicly run prisons.
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Report: Syria's Civil War Is Brutal On Children

UNICEF says more than 10,000 children have been killed in the ongoing conflict, and 2.8 million are not in school. David Greene talks to UNICEF's Juliette Touma, who's based in Amman, Jordan.
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U.S. Judge Throws Out Charges Against Indian Diplomat

A federal judge said Devyani Khobragade enjoys diplomatic immunity. Her case sparked a diplomatic row between India and the U.S.
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New Jersey Judge Rules Women Can Keep Fathers Out Of Delivery Room

Basing his opinion on two landmark abortion cases, the judge said a woman has a stronger right over her body and her unborn child than the father. This is likely one of the first rulings of its kind.
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Ruling On Gay Juror May Cause Ripples In Same-Sex Marriage Cases

In a dispute involving two drugmakers, the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ruled that an attorney can't dismiss a potential juror because of that juror's sexual orientation.

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