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'Unconstitutional' Miss. Abortion Law Has To Go

In the second part of a conversation about the new Mississippi abortion law regulating abortion clinics, guest host Maria Hinojosa talks with Nancy Northup, the president and CEO of the Center for Reproductive Rights. The organization is representing Mississippi's only abortion clinic, which could be shut down if a judge lifts a temporary injunction blocking the law.
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Miss. Rep: Abortion Clinic Regulation Protects Women

A U.S. District Court will hear arguments Wednesday about a controversial law that could close Mississippi's only abortion clinic. Opponents say the law is aimed at closing the clinic and limiting access to abortions in the state. But the law's author, Mississippi State Representative Sam Mims, tells guest host Maria Hinojosa that it's all about protecting women's health and safety.
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Doctors Hesitant To Deal With Patients' Weight Problems

Most family doctors don't do the math to figure out whether their patients are obese. It's one reason among many that doctors on the front lines are unlikely to be the solution for country's weight problem.
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NAACP Issues HIV-Aids Manual For Black Churches

African-Americans suffer some of the highest rates of HIV and Aids in the country. The NAACP says it's time for one of the most important institutions in the African-American community, the black church, to help combat those numbers. The NAACP has released a manual especially designed for clergy to assist in discussions about HIV-AIDS as a social justice issue with their parishioners.
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Black-Lung Rule Loopholes Leave Miners Vulnerable

An investigation by NPR and the Center for Public Integrity has revealed widespread and persistent gaming of the system that's designed to measure and control the coal mine dust that causes the deadly disease.
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Texas Rejects Medicaid Expansion In Health Law

Texas Gov. Rick Perry has announced that he opposes the expansion of Medicaid as provided in the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, and the creation of state insurance exchanges. Melissa Block talks to Emily Ramshaw, editor at the Texas Tribune, for more on what Perry's announcement means for Texas.

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