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All Things Considered for July 11, 2012

Jul 11, 2012 — 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.
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Jul 11, 2012 — 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.
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Jul 11, 2012 — 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.
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Jul 11, 2012 — 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.
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Jul 11, 2012 — Poverty among single mothers is an astounding 66 percent in Reading, Pa., where Jennifer Stepp is raising three children by herself. To survive, she relies on a safety net of support.
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Jul 11, 2012 — 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.
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Jul 11, 2012 — In Pauls Toutonghi's novel, the main character travels from Butte, Mont., to Cairo, hoping to connect with his Egyptian father.
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Jul 11, 2012 — 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.
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Jul 11, 2012 — 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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Jul 11, 2012 — Melissa Block talks with Joe Drape of The New York Times about his coverage of horse racing. He says the Triple Crown contender "I'll Have Another" had prior medical problems long before it was forced to drop out of the Belmont Stakes.
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