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Panel: America's immigration policies

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How do we fix immigration reform?

American Voices: Sadia Hameed

American Voices: Sadia Hameed

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Sadia Hameed of Human Rights First on why the U.S. must prevent genocide.

Imperfect justice in Cambodia

Imperfect justice in Cambodia

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NTK reports from Cambodia, where former Khmer Rouge leaders are being tried.

Philip Gourevitch on crimes against humanity

Philip Gourevitch on crimes against humanity

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The New Yorker's Philp Gourevitch on preventing genocide.

Health care reform and the ER

Health care reform and the ER

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Peter Smulowitz, M.D., says ER visits increased immediately after Mass. health reform.

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Support the sisters

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Colorful posters and chants at a protest against the Vatican crackdown on American nuns.


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In 1998, when Massachusetts implemented new standardized testing, administrators at Brockton High School learned that more than 75 percent of their 4,000 students would fail to graduate. But thanks to a small group of dedicated teachers who implemented a schoolwide literacy program across subjects, failure rates for the test have dropped to below 6 percent for English.

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