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Poor People Can Pay Twice After Committing A Crime

NPR Investigative Correspondent Joe Shapiro tells host Michel Martin about the growing use of fines in the criminal justice system.
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Congresswoman And Veteran 'Appalled' By VA Scandal

Congresswoman Tammy Duckworth lost her legs in combat during the Iraq War, and still gets health care from Veterans Affairs. She discusses allegations that agency hid how long veterans wait for care.
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Teenage Mischief Can Lead To Jail Time In Tennessee

Teenagers get in trouble for skipping school, breaking curfew or buying cigarettes, but in one Tennessee county, that can mean jail. Susan Ferriss reported on this for the Center for Public Integrity.
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Lawyers Want Virginia Primary Delayed Over Charges Of Gerrymandering

Lawyers for three plaintiffs are asking for a delay to Virginia's June primaries, saying the state's 3rd District is gerrymandered.

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GOP Strategy To Run Against Health Law Hits Snags

Democrats in some states are hammering Republicans for their opposition to the health law's expansion of Medicaid.
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Virginia GOP Hopes Opposing EPA Carbon Limits Will Be Political Winner

New limits to greenhouses gases from coal power plants represents a "war on coal," according to Republican lawmakers in Virginia, and they're hoping support from the commonwealth's coal country will vault them into power.

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Democratic Team Picked For Benghazi Panel

House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi has named Democrats to the special committee investigating the death of the U.S. ambassador in Libya in 2012. There have already been 8 probes into the attacks.
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VA's Health System: Some Love It, Some Hate It

Nearly 30 VA facilities are accused of falsifying statistics on how long veterans must wait for care. President Obama said the problems go back decades, but most veterans are satisfied with the care.
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House Panel Wants More Done To Undermine Boko Haram

The House Foreign Affairs Committee got a briefing on the threat from Boko Haram, a terrorist group that has kidnapped and is holding hundreds of Nigerian girls captive.
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Former Obama Campaigner Tries Running For Himself In Iowa

Brad Anderson helped the president in Iowa in 2008 and 2012, but he's never campaigned on his own behalf. He cites Obama as an inspiration, but others might not be as quick to start their own races.

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