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Sterilization Behind Bars: Mothers 'Lose Humanity,' Says Advocate

A recent report found that doctors in California sterilized more than one hundred female inmates without taking the proper steps for consent. For more, host Michel Martin speaks with Malika Saada Saar of the Human Rights Project for Girls.
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Is Cartel Leader Capture Really A Win For Drug War?

Miguel Angel Trevino Morales, the alleged leader of the brutal Mexican Zetas drug cartel, has been captured. But will the arrest make a difference in the country's drug violence? Host Michel Martin asks Alfredo Corchado of the Dallas Morning News.
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Tech Companies Issue Loud Call For Surveillance Transparency

Facebook and Twitter are among the 63 companies and groups behind a pointed letter calling for specific disclosures of government surveillance requests.
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Global Survey: China Will Surpass U.S. As Leading Superpower

The survey by the Pew Research Center reflects China's growing economic might. However, most respondents say they still view the U.S. more favorably than China.
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How To Better Protect Farmworkers From Pesticides: Spanish

Pesticides carry warning labels that spell out health risks and how workers should protect themselves — but those labels are usually in English. More than 80 percent of the workers in the "salad bowls" of Salinas, Calif., or Yuma, Ariz., are Hispanic. Many have difficulty communicating in English.
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Judge Won't Drop 'Aiding The Enemy' Charge Against Manning

That is the most serious charge against Pfc. Bradley Manning. It is punishable by life in prison.
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Trayvon Martin's Mom: Jury Should Have Blamed 'Responsible Adult'

Tracy Martin and Sybrina Fulton said they were "devastated" by the verdict. "How can you let the killer of an unarmed teen go free?" Tracy asked of the jury.
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Part-Time Workers Say Schedules Are Getting More Erratic

For many workers, hours are not only short, but increasingly erratic as managers scramble to cover shifts without the steadying influence of experienced full-time employees.
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Court: 'Baby Veronica' To Live With White Adoptive Parents

South Carolina's highest court ruled that the 3-year-old central figure in a recent U.S. Supreme Court ruling on the Indian Child Welfare Act should be returned to the white couple that agreed to adopt her before her birth, and not her Native American father, who later claimed his parental rights.
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Reports: Deal Reached To Lower Rates On Student Loans

There's a bipartisan plan now from the Senate, The Associated Press reports. Loan rates doubled on July 1. Under the still-evolving deal, rates would go up much less. But they would rise in later years if the economy picks up.

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