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The United States Of Dynasty: Boom Times For Political Families

Pick any place on the map and you're likely to find dynasty politics in full bloom. And just wait until the 2016 presidential election, where many of the top prospects are from America's most prominent political families.

Justice's Rules Mean Reporter Need Not Testify, Lawyer Says

Prosecutors want New York Times reporter James Risen to testify about whether he got information from a CIA agent. The Justice Department recently tightened its policy on when it will try to compel journalists to divulge such information. Risen's lawyer says that policy should apply to his client.

Study: U.S. Viewed As 'Favorable', China As Rising Superpower

While much of the world has a more positive view of the U.S. than it does of China, many now believe that Beijing is or will be the world's dominant Superpower.

Sharing A 'Profound' Mandela Encounter With Morehouse Men

Today is Nelson Mandela's 95th birthday, and his legacy is being celebrated around the world. John Silvanus Wilson Junior, the president of Morehouse College, met Mandela in 1992. He tells Michel Martin about how that meeting changed his life, and fueled his commitment to educating African-American men. He also talks about the lessons he might share with his students in light of the George Zimmerman verdict.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.