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Wednesday, July 11, 2012

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  • Arizona Immigration Activists Mobilize Latino Vote
    Maricopa County, Ariz., which for years has been ground zero in the debate over immigration, is now the center of an interesting trend. Undocumented immigrants inspired by the state's tough immigration law are among those mobilizing Latino citizens to vote in the November presidential election.
  • Holy Cow! Family Finds Baseball Card Collection That May Fetch $3 Million
    Stored away in an Ohio attic for about 100 years, the rare cards are in mint condition. Among the players: Honus Wagner, Ty Cobb and Connie Mack. Now, 20 cousins will share the windfall.
  • In France, The (Abandoned) Dog Days Of Summer
    Every summer, French vacationers abandon an estimated 100,000 pets as people head off on long vacations. They say it's too expensive to find someone to care for the animals, and they can't bring them along. A campaign against the practice is under way.
  • Hillary Clinton Confronts Vietnam War Legacy In Laos
    Secretary of State Hillary Clinton visited Laos Wednesday as part of her current tour of southeast Asian nations. Laos is not a country that receives much attention from Washington these days, but it is still recovering from the days when it was massively bombed by the U.S. air force during the Vietnam War.
  • To Beat Odds, Poor Single Moms Need Wide Safety Net
    Poverty among single mothers is an astounding 66 percent in Reading, Pa., where Jennifer Stepp is raising three children by herself. To survive, Stepp relies on a safety net of support from the government, charities, family and friends. Without help, the odds are stacked against her and her family.
  • Single Mothers And The Cycle Of Poverty
    Robert Siegel speaks with Olivia Golden, fellow at the Urban Institute, about why there has been an increase of single mothers who are in poverty.
  • Review: 'Evel Knievel Days'
    In Pauls Toutonghi's novel, the main character travels from Butte, Mont., to Cairo, hoping to connect with his Egyptian father.
  • At 100, Woody Guthrie Still Resonates
    A massive influence on the likes of Bob Dylan and Pete Seeger, the author of "This Land Is Your Land" — and thousands of other songs — remains an inspiration to musicians nearly 45 years after his death.
  • Friendly Skepticism Greets Romney At NAACP
    Republican presidential contender Mitt Romney addressed the NAACP on Wednesday. Rather than reach for common ground, he touted his opposition to issues the group cares about deeply. Romney drew sustained boos when he called for repeal of the Affordable Care Act.
  • House Repeals Affordable Care Act In Symbolic Vote
    The GOP-controlled House voted to repeal President Obama's health care law. It's a largely symbolic gesture as the Democratic Senate will not agree to a repeal.

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