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California's Prison Sterilizations Reportedly Echo Eugenics Era

At least 148 female inmates at two state facilities underwent tubal ligation surgery between 2006 and 2010, according to the Center for Investigative Reporting.

Should Doctors Ask Older People If They Have Guns At Home?

Pediatricians have long asked parents if they have guns in the home, in an effort to reduce accidents and suicides in children and teens. That could help protect older patients too, a study says. But the notion of doctors asking about gun ownership is controversial.

Drugs, Chaos And Violence Darken Mexico's 'Midnight'

Journalist Alfredo Corchado covers Mexico for the Dallas Morning News. His new book, Midnight In Mexico, is part memoir and part recent history of the upheaval in the country. He talks to Fresh Air about the power of the cartels, the rampant corruption and the hopes for the future of Mexico.

Kroger Buys Harris Teeter In $2.5 Billion Grocery Deal

The move expands the reach of Kroger, already the nation's largest grocery chain, into the mid-Atlantic region. Harris Teeter is based in Matthews, N.C.

WATCH LIVE: Texas Lawmakers Debate Abortion Bill Again

The state is once again the focus of the abortion debate as lawmakers take up new legislation. Last month, Democratic state Sen. Wendy Davis' filibuster kept the bill from passing.

Why Summer Is A Good Time To Talk Cash With Kids

Summertime isn't just for lollygagging. Many teens are working hard to pick up a few dollars. But how can parents prevent kids from squandering hard-earned cash and save some for the future? Host Michel Martin gets tips from financial expert Alvin Hall.

Kids Bring Home The Bacon: What They Need To Know

The best part of summer for many teens is their first paycheck. And while they may want to buy digital gadgets, financial experts say it's the perfect time to learn how to manage money. Host Michel Martin talks with parents about teaching smart money moves to kids of all ages.

Why Micro-Gardening Could Go Big

Micro-gardens are small spaces, such as balconies, patios and rooftops, cultivated with planting containers like wooden boxes and trash cans. Now, creative reuse of old materials and some new tools for sale are making it easier for urban dwellers to stretch their green thumbs.

Crash Investigators Turn To Asiana Pilot Who Was At Controls

Among the things officials want to know: How much training had the pilot received before taking the controls of a Boeing 777; and what was the "training pilot" on board doing at the time of the crash?

Washington Monument Now Glows At Night

While there's scaffolding so that workers can repair cracks and other damages from the 2011 earthquake, lights will illuminate the monument each evening. For at least the next six months or so, Washington will have a nighttime treat.