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Expanded Definition Of Disability Created Million Dollar Opportunity For Lawyers

As part of our continuing series on the rapid rise in the number of people receiving federal disability payments, we explore the world of disability lawyers.
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Man Sentenced To 30 Months For Pointing Laser At Airplane

Authorities say the man pointed the "commercial-grade" laser at a plane on landing approach and then again at a police helicopter.
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Food Fraud Database Lets Us All Play Detective

Spices colored with carcinogens? Milk that "never saw a cow"? A free global database opens the door on the many ways that people adulterate or fake food.
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The Epidemiology Of Gun Violence: Race, Region And Policy

A Washington Post analysis of statistics from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention finds a correlation between gun deaths, and race and geographic location. African Americans are much more likely to be victims of gun-related homicide, whereas whites are more likely to commit suicide.
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An Oral History Of New York Food: Dining Out Wasn't Always 'In'

New York is now known for pricey restaurants and celebrity chefs. But there are still a few folks who remember buying food from horse-drawn wagons in the city. An audio project aims to preserve these memories, and the voices that share them.
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The Browning Of A Nation

America's minorities are quickly becoming the majority, and the population shift is happening sooner than expected. That's coming as a surprise to older Americans according to demographer William Frey of the Brookings Institution. Host Michel Martin talks with Frey about what challenges might come from this 'cultural generation gap.'
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Trillions Earned Under Table As More Work Off Radar

Millions of Americans are officially jobless, but that doesn't mean they're not earning money. To help make ends meet, many unemployed and underemployed people are working in what economists call the 'shadow economy.' Host Michel Martin speaks with Bloomberg economics reporter Joshua Zumbrun about this trend.

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