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All Things Considered
Monday, July 16, 2012

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  • Even Scalia's Dissenting Opinions Get Major Scrutiny
    Justice Antonin Scalia's dissent in the Arizona immigration case led a noted liberal to call for his resignation, and a fellow conservative jurist likened it to a "campaign speech." But during a quarter century on the high court, the colorful Scalia's writings — even in the minority — have sometimes steered the court.
  • Prisoners Pedal For Parole In Small Brazilian City
    Audie Cornish talks with Associated Press reporter Jenny Barchfield about an inventive new program in one Brazilian prison where inmates can shorten their sentences by biking to generate energy for the town.
  • Billionaire Adelson Under Fire For Macau Dealings
    Robert Siegel talks to Lowell Bergman about a ProPublica investigation into billionaire and Republican political contributor Sheldon Adelson. There are concerns that Adelson may have violated the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act in his payments to a Macau lawyer who represented his firm's interests in the booming gambling capital. Bergman co-reported the story with Stephen Engelberg and Matt Isaacs for the Investigative Reporting Program of the University of California at Berkeley and PBS Frontline.
  • Tissue Donation A Growing Billion Dollar Business
    Audie Cornish has more about an upcoming series on human tissue donation.
  • A Syrian Defector Confronts A Sectarian Divide
    The fighting in Syria often pits Sunni Muslims, who make up a large majority of the population, versus Alawites, who control many leadership positions. An Alawite who joined the anti-government forces finds he is sometimes viewed with suspicion.
  • Pan-African Group Elects First Female Leader
    The African Union commission has elected its first female leader. The organization chose South African politician Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma to chair the administrative arm of the continental organization. Ofeibea Quist-Arcton talks to Audie Cornish about why her election is significant.
  • New Romney Fund Highlights Fundraising Muscle
    Republican Mitt Romney's presidential campaign says a recently formed arm of the organization collected $140 million during a three-month period this spring, mostly from high-end donors. The analogous arm of President Obama's re-election drive took more than a year to raise $185 million.
  • For Jobs, Some Young Lawyers Are Keepin' It Rural
    Recent law school grads are facing one of the worst job markets in decades. But there's one place where law firms are hiring — rural America, where some counties are served by just one or two attorneys. Now some law schools in Iowa and Nebraska are trying to encourage their students to reconsider practicing law in small towns.
  • Call Me Maybe When Your School Loan Is Paid In Full
    Beyond career choices and living arrangements, young adults say their student loan debt affects another key part of life: dating and marriage. Some have had partners break up over debt; other couples forge ahead, but keep finances separate and avoid legal marriage.
  • Romney, Obama Question Each Other's Records
    President Obama answered questions from voters at a town-hall-style campaign event in Cincinnati on Monday. Meanwhile, his rival Mitt Romney suggested in a Fox News interview that the president's record should be subjected to greater scrutiny. The Romney campaign has spent the past several days responding to conflicting reports about when the former Massachusetts governor left the private equity firm Bain Capital.

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