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After Factory Layoffs, Struggling To Stay On The Economic Ladder

Lynn Eldredge has had six different jobs since he was laid off from a tractor manufacturer in 2000. Fourteen years later, he makes the same amount of money at his current job that he did back then.
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Obama Calls Nomination Of New Iraqi Prime Minister A 'Step Forward'

The president said the only long-term solution in Iraq would be for Iraqis to work together. Obama said he and Vice President Biden have called to congratulate Haider al-Abadi.
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Assessing The Scope And Scale Of American Aid For Kurds In Iraq

Brett McGurk is the U.S. deputy assistant secretary of state for Iraq and Iran. He joins Robert Siegel to explain U.S. policy on Iraq.
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New Orleans Charters Prepare For A Big First Day Of School

The start to the school year in New Orleans offers a landmark moment in U.S. education. For the first time, a major urban school district will operate entirely with charter schools.
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Two Ways President Obama Could Act On Immigration

The Obama administration is considering executive action on immigration, and it could come within weeks.
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Why Are Men Leaving The American Workforce?

In the 1960s, men slowly but surely began leaving the workforce and many never came back. The trend continues today. Economists cite a number of reasons, from technology to international competition.
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FBI Opens Probe Into The Police Shooting That Roiled St. Louis

Rioting broke out in the St. Louis suburb of Ferguson, where police shot and killed an unarmed teenager on Sunday. The FBI has opened an investigation into the fatal shooting that preceded the riots.
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A Snapshot Of The Spike In Inequality, As Seen From Dayton

A new report released by the U.S. Conference of Mayors has found that jobs gained since the recession pay dramatically less than the jobs lost during the recession. To comment on the findings, Nan Whaley, mayor of Dayton, Ohio, speaks with Melissa Block.
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Strapped And Stretched, Non-Profits Struggle To Defend Immigrant Minors

The Obama administration claims there are fewer unaccompanied minors crossing the U.S.-Mexico border; nevertheless, deportation hearings have accelerated. The situation has created a new challenge: There's a shortage of pro-bono attorneys to represent the immigrant children in immigration court.
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'Calling All Fans': Korean Pop Invasion Rallies Americans In LA

Korean pop music, or "K-pop," is gathering popularity in the U.S. There's no better place to see that on display than KCON, an annual K-pop festival in downtown Los Angeles.

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