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86-Year-Old Music Teacher A Hit Among Jailed N.C. Youths

At the Western Youth Institution in Morganton, N.C., a grandmotherly music instructor earns the respect of inmates with music and butterscotch candies.
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Justice Kennedy May Be Deciding Vote In Defense Of Marriage Act Case

The Supreme Court heard oral arguments Wednesday in a case challenging whether the 1996 Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) means the federal government can deny marriage benefits to same sex couples in states that allow gay marriage. Same-sex couples had reason to be optimistic afterward. Assuming the court can overcome procedural concerns, it looked as if a majority of justices was ready to strike down DOMA.
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Moving People From Welfare To Disability Rolls Is A Profitable, Full-Time Job

Planet Money looks at company called PCG which state governments hire to move people off of welfare and onto disability. States hire PCG to do this because states pay part of the bill for welfare, but don't pay for people on disability.
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Simple Strategies Can Prevent Grain Bin Tragedies

A series on worker deaths in grain bins continues with a trip inside a grain bin — stepping into thousands of bushels of corn — to demonstrate the power of corn and the safe grain bin entry methods that are required by law.

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