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All Things Considered for January 31, 2013

Jan 31, 2013 — Mexico has sent guest workers to Canada for nearly four decades, filling agriculture jobs that Canadians don't want, with Mexicans who do. Some say the U.S. should consider this model as it looks at overhauling the immigration system.
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Jan 31, 2013 — In South Los Angeles, murders, robberies and rapes are common — and so are guns and shootings. "We're so used to this," says one teen. "This is everyday life for us." Proposed gun laws don't seem relevant when so many old guns are stolen or passed around, and when serial numbers are filed off.
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Jan 31, 2013 — The Canadian musician discusses dealing with setbacks — including a health scare and an unpopular album — and how he channeled his energy into his new album, Forever Endeavour.
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Jan 31, 2013 — One in five Americans has a criminal record, according to some estimates. And while punishment is usually temporary, those records can last forever. With an already stiff job climate, finding employment can be even tougher for those millions with unlawful pasts.
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Jan 31, 2013 — Some attorneys have gotten nasty and others want it to stop. In New York, a group has decided to tackle the decrease in civility through song.
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Jan 31, 2013 — The bicycle sport is grueling, with riders traversing off-road courses dotted with obstacles. It's still little-known in the U.S., but is growing fast. Louisville, Ky., hosts the world championship competition this weekend — the first such event held outside of Europe.
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Dec 19, 2012 — Jean Merrill's classic children's book The Pushcart War explores war, peace and pushcarts on the streets of New York. Author Adam Mansbach writes that the story still resonates. Do you have a favorite children's book that deals with heavy themes? Tell us in the comments.
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