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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.

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.

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.

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.


Student Left In DEA Cell For Days Reaches $4.1 Million Settlement

Last spring, San Diego student Daniel Chong spent more than four days in a Drug Enforcement Administration holding cell without food or water after being taken in a drug raid.

As Sentencing Phase Begins, Manning Could Face Decades In Prison

The severity of Bradley Manning's punishment is expected to hinge on his motives. The former Army intelligence analyst was acquitted of aiding the enemy, which would have put him in jeopardy of a life sentence. He was found guilty of other serious charges, from theft to espionage, for giving thousands of classified U.S. documents to WikiLeaks.

A Look Back At The Manning Trial

Bradley Manning was found guilty of espionage but acquitted of the most serious charge against him, aiding the enemy. Renee Montagne talks to NPR's Arun Rath about the significance of the verdict. He has covered the proceedings since they began.

Kerry Hopes To Defy Skeptics Of Mideast Peace Talks

Israeli and Palestinian officials will begin formal peace talks in two weeks, with all issues on the table. Secretary of State John Kerry announced the negotiating plan after preparatory talks with Israeli and Palestinian envoys in Washington.

Manning Faces Sentencing In Leak Case

Bradley Manning has been found guilty in the biggest leak of classified information in U.S. history. A military judge convicted Manning of violating the Espionage Act and stealing government property. But he was acquitted on the most serious charge he faced: aiding the enemy. The sentencing phase of his trial begins Wednesday.