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Mexican Megafarms Supplying U.S. Market Are Rife With Labor Abuses

An investigation by the Los Angeles Times into labor camps on Mexican megafarms reveals appalling conditions. Reporter Richard Marosi says U.S. consumers need to pressure retailers for change.
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Why Aren't World Leaders Angrier About Violence Against Women?

That's what South African activist Bafana Khumalo wants to know. He's spoken out for 20 years. He protested at the White House today and will accept an award for his efforts tomorrow.
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This Nursing Home Calms Troubling Behavior Without Risky Drugs

The staff's goal was to reduce the prescription of antipsychotic drugs by 20 percent. In the first year, they cut use by 97 percent. How? By addressing the real reasons for agitation and aggression.
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Bob Dylan, In New Album, Will Cover Frank Sinatra

But Dylan in a statement said he doesn't see himself as "covering these songs in any way." Instead, he said he and his band are "uncovering them." Shadows in the Night will be released Feb. 3
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Congress Says Goodbye To Its Last World War II Vets

When the next session of Congress begins in January, it will be the first in more than 60 years without a veteran of World War II. It's a generation that dominated the House and Senate for decades.
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Former Deputy CIA Director Says 'Torture Report' Misses The Point

Audie Cornish talks to former Deputy CIA Director John McLaughlin about his objections to the Senate Intelligence Committee's so-called torture report.
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More Professional Athletes Starting To Find Their Political Voices

High-profile figures like Lebron James and Derrick Rose are speaking out about the deaths of Eric Garner and Michael Brown. Audie Cornish talks to Dave Zirin, sports editor of The Nation.
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Nationwide Protests Are Decentralized, But Coordinated

One of the leaders of the Black Lives Matter movement is Phillip Agnew, a Florida-based activist with the group Dream Defenders. Agnew talks with Audie Cornish about the recent demonstrations.
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Sen. Wyden: American People Finally Have Facts With 'Torture Report'

Robert Siegel talks to Democratic Sen. Ron Wyden of Oregon about his reaction to the executive summary of the so-called torture report.
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Tenn. VW Plant Closer To Unionizing With UAW Agreement

The United Auto Workers secured recognition to represent workers at a Volkswagen manufacturing plant in Tennessee on Tuesday. It's the first time a foreign car manufacturer in the South has agreed to have its employees represented by a union.

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