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Murdered Voting Advocate's Brother Wants Protections Back

David Goodman says last year the Supreme Court gutted the civil rights law that Andrew Goodman and other Freedom Summer activists gave their lives for.
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Prolific Character Actor Eli Wallach Dies At 98

In a career spanning seven decades, Wallach appeared in over 200 films, plays and TV shows. His roles ranged from Mr. Freeze on TV's Batman to Kilroy in Tennessee William's Camino Real on Broadway.
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Political Challenge Compounded As Migrant Children Head To U.S. Border

The Homeland Security chief on Wednesday visits Nogales, Arizona. He'll tour facilities where the government has been processing children from Central America who've been entering the U.S. illegally.
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Sen. Cochran Beats Tea Party Challenger In Miss. Runoff

Republican Sen. Thad Cochran, 76, managed to hang on after a runoff that likely represented the Tea Party's best remaining chance to knock off a Senate incumbent.
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Political Support Erodes For Export-Import Bank

Free market Republicans want to shut down the Export-Import Bank, claiming it is a rancid example of crony capitalism. The fight has laid bare a sharp philosophical split within the GOP.
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Regulators Debate Effective Punishments For Guilty Banks

It's hard to figure out how to punish a bank when it does something wrong. With so many banks getting in trouble with regulators lately, our Planet Money team examines the ways to punish a bank.
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House Panel Faults Feds Intervention Into Tribe's Foster Care Case

Lawmakers chastised the Spirit Lake Reservation after death and abuse reports surfaced in 2012. The Bureau of Indian Affairs took over the program, but the federal government isn't doing much better.
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NYC Mayor Bill De Blasio Leads Pledge Of Income Equality

De Blasio was elected vowing to fight income inequality with a staunchly progressive agenda. De Blasio is leading a task force of mayors to fight economic inequalities, and he talks to Renee Montagne.
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Trouble In Paradise: Opiate Use Spikes On Martha's Vineyard

There have been six overdose deaths on the posh island since last August. An addiction specialist on Martha's Vineyard calls it a "phenomenal rate for a community of 16,000 people."
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Sen. Thad Cochran Beats Back Tea Party Challenge

The 76-year-old Mississippi Republican managed to hang on after a runoff that likely represented the Tea Party's best remaining chance to knock off a Senate incumbent.

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