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Courts Take A Kinder Look At Victims Of Child Sex Trafficking

Saturday, March 01, 2014

It's a stunning contradiction: Girls too young to legally consent to sex are being prosecuted for selling it. Some cities are setting up special courts to help these children rather than punish them.

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All Things Considered

Some States Find Ways To Restore Cut Food Stamp Funding

Saturday, March 01, 2014

This month, a new round of food stamp cuts is set to take effect. The farm bill passed last month closed a loophole called "Heat and Eat," saving the country about $8.5 billion over the next decade. Some states have found a way to restore that funding.

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All Things Considered

Oregon Braces For Latest Round Of Food Stamp Cuts

Saturday, March 01, 2014

There has been no action to circumvent the latest round of food stamp cuts in Oregon. About 140,000 Oregonians will lose a significant portion of their benefits if the cuts are allowed to continue there, and recipients and food banks alike are bracing for the change.

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Learning To 'Be A Man' Brought Chicago Teen To The White House

Saturday, March 01, 2014

High school junior Christian Champagne is part of Chicago's "Becoming a Man" program. After meeting with President Obama, he speaks to NPR's Scott Simon about initiatives that reach out to young black men.

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In The Arizona Wilds, Burro Murders Baffle Investigators

Saturday, March 01, 2014

Despite federal protections, slow-moving wild donkeys are being targeted, and the shooters are getting away with it. Originally gold miners' pack animals, burros are symbolic of the American West.

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New Orleans Piano Legend's Home Finally Restored After Katrina

Saturday, March 01, 2014

The former home of a New Orleans musical great Professor Longhair was severely damaged by Katrina. It was recently restored by local nonprofits, and now his daughter and her son, who are homeless, plan to move back in.

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Sand Grinds World's Largest Tunneling Machine To A Halt

Saturday, March 01, 2014

Bertha, which got stuck digging a Seattle highway tunnel, is 60 feet below ground and can't move forward — or backward. Now a rescue plan is underway to fix the five-story-tall machine.

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Americans Think Illegal Immigrants Should Stay — And Leave

Saturday, March 01, 2014

According to a new report, most Americans think undocumented immigrants should be able to stay in the country. But nearly half of them also think the sharp increase in deportations is positive.

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Another Bush Takes Aim At Texas Office And Family Dynasty

Friday, February 28, 2014

George P. Bush is the son of a governor, and grandson and nephew of presidents. On Tuesday, he's running for an elective office in Texas — and there's already talk he has his eye on higher office.

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All Things Considered

'Magic' Overdose Drug Works, But Demand And Price On The Rise

Friday, February 28, 2014

First responders nationwide are expanding use of Narcan, used to treat heroin and other opioid overdoses. But the drug is pricey — and only one company makes it.

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All Things Considered

Olympian Gets Parade In Remsen, Where Ticker Tape Is Made Of Snow

Friday, February 28, 2014

The small town of Remsen held an Olympic-sized party for the first U.S. woman to medal in luge. North Country Public Radio's David Sommerstein reports that Erin Hamlin was welcomed home with a parade.

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Why The 'Non-GMO' Label Is Organic's Frenemy

Friday, February 28, 2014

Non-genetically modified farming is not organic. It's a whole lot cheaper and essentially uses conventional farming techniques. But some consumers think they're the same thing.

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Rep. Keith Ellison Wonders Why 'People Care' About His Muslim Faith

Friday, February 28, 2014

Rep. Keith Ellison didn't expect all the controversy he caused after becoming the first Muslim elected to Congress. He talks about his faith journey in his new book My Country 'Tis of Thee.

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Should The NFL Police The N-Word?

Friday, February 28, 2014

The National Football League is considering a 15-yard penalty for players using the N-word on the field. The Barbershop guys weigh in on that and other news of week.

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Will President's Initiative Be A 'Game-Changer' For Young Men Of Color?

Friday, February 28, 2014

"My Brother's Keeper" is a new White House initiative designed to help young men of color succeed. Law professor Paul Butler and youth advocate Malik Washington discuss the president's new plan.

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Morning Edition

13 Workers Exposed To Radiation At N.M. Nuclear Waste Dump

Friday, February 28, 2014

An accident at the site appears to be more serious than first disclosed. Nobody knows what happened, but it's shaping up to be a major setback for the nation's only dedicated nuclear waste dump.

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California's Getting Drenched, But Drought Is Far From Over

Friday, February 28, 2014

Heavy rains have poured down. But much more is needed in the parched state. Meanwhile, the more immediate risks of flooding and mudslides have led to some evacuations.

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Morning Edition

Police Not Amused By Leashed Tiger Out For A Walk

Friday, February 28, 2014

In the Chicago suburb of Lockport, the owner of the Big Run Wolf Ranch took his small tiger out for a stroll. Even though the cat was on a leash, he faces misdemeanor charges.

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Schumer: 'Broken' Immigration System Should Be Tackled In 2014

Friday, February 28, 2014

Democratic Senator Chuck Schumer of New York talks to David Greene about his ongoing efforts to get immigration overhaul passed this year. Schumer says don't kick the can down the road on this issue.

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Delta Customers Angered By Changes To Frequent-Flier Program

Friday, February 28, 2014

Delta is making radical changes to its Sky Miles frequent-flier program. It is rewarding the customers who buy the most expensive tickets instead of giving miles equally based on miles flown.

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