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Poverty In The U.S. By The Numbers

Poverty in America is on the rise. Here's a breakdown of the more than 46 million poor Americans still struggling despite the slow economic recovery.
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Cranberry Juice For Urinary Tract Infections? It Really Can Help

Regularly consuming cranberry juice can help stave off urinary tract infections, a new study finds. UTIs account for 7,000,000 doctor's office visits and about 100,000 hospitalizations in the United States.
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Intense Heat Has Lasting Impact Across U.S.

2012 is off to the warmest start since at least 1895, when record-keeping began. While the latest heat wave finally broke across much of the U.S., it factored in dozens of deaths and forced many employers to shift workers' schedules. The intense heat also left many farmers and ranchers scrambling.
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Chicago Killings Spark Outrage

Murders in Chicago are on the rise, and residents there are demanding answers. Guest host Maria Hinojosa speaks with WBEZ's criminal justice and legal affairs reporter Robert Wildeboer about what's being done to end the bloodshed in the Windy City.
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Who Pays When Teens Are Out Of Work?

Most American adults are enjoying higher family incomes than their parents did, but that may be temporary. Reports show that teenagers across the country are having a hard time finding a summer job, and the long-term consequences for American society could be severe. Guest host Maria Hinojosa talks with NPR Senior Business Editor Marilyn Geewax about the drought in summer employment for teens.
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'Unconstitutional' Miss. Abortion Law Has To Go

In the second part of a conversation about the new Mississippi abortion law regulating abortion clinics, guest host Maria Hinojosa talks with Nancy Northup, the president and CEO of the Center for Reproductive Rights. The organization is representing Mississippi's only abortion clinic, which could be shut down if a judge lifts a temporary injunction blocking the law.
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Miss. Rep: Abortion Clinic Regulation Protects Women

A U.S. District Court will hear arguments Wednesday about a controversial law that could close Mississippi's only abortion clinic. Opponents say the law is aimed at closing the clinic and limiting access to abortions in the state. But the law's author, Mississippi State Representative Sam Mims, tells guest host Maria Hinojosa that it's all about protecting women's health and safety.

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