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Elderly Couple's Tale Of Abuse Not So Uncommon

The day Jeannie Beidler came home to find her grandparents decaying in their own waste was the saddest day of her life. It's not as uncommon as one would think.
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This Week On Metro Connection: Hall Of Fame

We'll reach into the Metro Connection archives this week and bring you some of our favorite stories from the past year.

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Friday News Roundup - International

A panel of journalists joins Diane for analysis of the week's top international news stories, including Edward Snowden's temporary asylum in Russia; Egypt’s break up of pro-Morsi sit-ins; and Secretary of State John Kerry's nine-month goal for Mideast peace talks.

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Friday News Roundup - Domestic

A panel of journalists joins Diane for analysis of the week's top national news stories, including more revelations over NSA surveillance programs; July unemployment numbers; and what Congress managed to accomplish before its summer recess.

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Government Order Sparks Fears Of More Violence In Egypt

Egypt's military-backed interim government has ordered security forces to break up protest camps set up in Cairo by supporters of ousted President Mohammed Morsi. The camps have already been the scene of bloody clashes, and the government order has raised fears of further violence.
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Man Forgotten In Windowless Cell Awarded $4 Million

A young man whom the Drug Enforcement Administration left in a windowless holding cell without water or food for several days settled a lawsuit against the Justice Department on Tuesday for more than $4 million. Audie Cornish spoke to the man, whose name is Daniel Chong, in May 2012.
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Immigration Program Fails To Attract Eligible Applicants

Immigrants who dropped out of high school are eligible for the Deferred Action for Early Childhood Arrivals program simply by participating in a GED program or taking other classes. The new federal program offers young undocumented immigrants temporary legal status and protection from deportation.
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Do Women Have A Responsibility When Men Misbehave?

San Diego Mayor Bob Filner and New York mayoral candidate Anthony Weiner have apologized for their poor behavior. Host Michel Martin asks the beauty shop ladies, what responsibility - if any - women bear when men behave badly? Writers Danielle Belton, Bridget Johnson and Connie Schultz weigh in.
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For Saudi Women, New Subway Will Mean More Than A Cool Ride

Work will begin next year in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, on what's touted as the world's biggest investment in public transportation. The biggest impact is likely to be social, providing greater independence and affordable transportation options for women — who are forbidden from driving — and the poor.
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The Changing Suburbs

For decades, the suburbs were seen as ideal communities for middle and upper class families looking for good schools and safe communities. But now, suburbia is home to the largest and fastest growing poor population in the country.

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