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The Movement To Reform Mandatory Minimum Sentences

Earlier this year, U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder announced plans to reform federal guidelines for mandatory minimum sentences. We examine the movement for sentencing reform and where it's likely to go in the immediate future.

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This Week On Metro Connection: Looking Back

We'll celebrate Thanksgiving this week by "Looking Back" on some of our favorite Metro connection stories about our region's history.

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Ongoing Rollout Challenges For The Affordable Care Act

Two days after the administration's deadline for fixing Healthcare.gov, Diane and her guests get an update on the federal website for health insurance shopping, other rollout challenges and political risks for both parties going forward.

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U.S. Bishops Face A Lawsuit Over Abortion Policies At Roman Catholic Hospitals

The ACLU is suing U.S. Catholic bishops over anti-abortion policies that it claims endanger women’s lives. Diane and her guest discuss the legal rights of pregnant women at Roman Catholic hospitals.

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Chef Jose Andres: At Home And Abroad

Chef Jose Andres is known for cuisine that's one part tradition, one part science experiment, earning him numerous awards and accolades. We talk with Andres about his journey -- both personal and culinary -- thus far, and where he's heading next.

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Movies and the International Market

Our critics share picks from this year's impressive list of potential Oscar contenders and explain why you're seeing so many China-focused story lines in American films.

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Research On Video Games And Mental Health

As we gather with friends and family for Thanksgiving, it’s pretty safe to say many of us will indulge in some unhealthy behavior. Maybe it’s eating too much turkey and pie, maybe it’s watching too many football games, or maybe...

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New Efforts To Limit NSA Surveillance Powers

A Senate committee bill permits the NSA to continue its dragnet approach to surveillance. But many argue routine record collection should be outlawed. Diane and her guests discuss the limits of privacy, liberty and national security.

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Religious Traditions And Challenges For Interfaith Families

More than a third of marriages in the U.S. are now between people of different faiths. The everyday challenges of establishing traditions, raising children and blending different religions.

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New State Laws On Juvenile Justice

In a reversal of the tough-on-crime legislation of the late 1980s and 1990s, 23 states have enacted laws that aim to keep juveniles out of adult prisons and court systems. A panel discusses a range of factors, including suicides by youths in adult jails as well as the cost of adult prisons, that have led to new legislation across the country.

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