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  Farewell to “In the Life”

The groundbreaking newsmagazine “In the Life” ends its 20-year broadcast run this month. Watch the final episode above. It’s an illuminating look at the show’s coverage of major issues — and at how much has changed in 20 years. You can still view “In the Life’s” archive online. Find out what In the Life Media [...]

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Pardon Me: The Turkey in American Life

Extending a loving gesture towards that larger nature – towards the living turkey and the larger ecology – is a way of reinventing our traditions in a way that remains quintessentially American.

Economy
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  Certifiably employable

Rick Karr recently visited Seattle to look at a program designed to give the unemployed the skills they need to find jobs in one of the country’s fastest-growing industries.

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  Interview: Acting Secretary of Labor Seth Harris

Seth Harris, acting Secretary of Labor on the challenges of our new economy.

Health
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Update: Family planning in Texas

Texas lawmakers have agreed to set aside their differences — at least for the time being — to make some progress on the question of women’s health, the Texas Tribune reported May 4.

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  Coping with chronic pain

Due to the location of the device, doctors have been unable to remove the mesh in its entirety, so pieces of it remain inside Linda — causing her intense, lasting pain.

Immigration
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Crossing the line at the border: Dying to get back

While the number of illegal crossings at the border has plummeted dramatically — roughly half the number than during peak years — just as many people are dying. Meaning for those coming into the country illegally, it is now more deadly, more lethal, than at any time in recent U.S. immigration history. For years the age [...]

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Searching for answers

Gladys Dominguez is the 19-year-old daughter of Alfonso Martinez Sanchez, a father of five American children who lived in the United States for more than 20 years. After being deported from Vista, California, Alfonso tried to return to his family in the U.S. three times, but was repeatedly stopped by Border Patrol agents and deported [...]

Infrastructure
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  Need to Know: January 18, 2013: Ending paralysis: New Jersey and Germany

Need to Know” anchor Jeff Greenfield explores why it now takes nearly four times as long to complete infrastructure projects in the United States than it did in the 1970′s.

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  Germany’s green revolution

What would it take to transform the whole country’s electric grid–to shut down all of its old power plants, and move to a system that generates electricity exclusively from renewable resources?

Military
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Remembering Memorial Day

Sometimes the meaning of Memorial Day gets lost among the rush to beaches and backyard BBQs. You can honor those who have served in a variety of ways — watch the Memorial Day Concert, record the history of a vet for the National Archives, or find resources for military families and returning vets. Explore: National Memorial [...]

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Drone strikes test legal grounds for ‘war on terror’

In his second inaugural address, President Barack Obama declared that “a decade of war is now ending.” White House press secretary Jay Carney later said there was “no question” that the U.S. conflict with al-Qaida was “entering a new phase.”

Money & Medicine
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  Money & Medicine

Money and Medicine tackles the challenges of containing runaway health care spending.

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Director’s statement

‘Money & Medicine’ investigates the dangers the nation faces from runaway health care spending, as well as the dangers patients face from over-diagnosis and over-treatment.

Religion
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  American Voices: Msgr. Kevin Sullivan

The executive director of Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of New York talks about society’s obligation to serve those in need.

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  Nuns on the run

American nuns are fighting back against the Vatican’s claims that they are propagating “radical feminist themes.”