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NPR - Illinois Public Media News - July 31, 2013

Farm Laborers Get A Foothold With Their Own Organic Farms

By Kirk Seigler

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(Duration: 3:57)

Agricultural work, which is very physically demanding, is also a risky business venture.

Northern California's Salinas Valley is often dubbed America's salad bowl. Large growers there have long relied on thousands of seasonal workers from rural Mexico to pick lettuce, spinach and celery from sunrise to sunset. Many of these workers seem destined for a life in the fields. But a program that helps field workers, like Raul Murillo, start their own farms and businesses is starting to yield a few success stories.






AP - Illinois Public Media News - July 30, 2013

Israel, Palestinians Eye Peace Deal In 9 Months

By The Associated Press

John Kerry

Secretary of State John Kerry says Israeli and Palestinian negotiators have agreed to meet again within two weeks to continue substantive negotiations on a so-far elusive peace deal. He said the sides had set a goal for a nine-month deadline for reaching a pact.

Categories: International Affairs


WILL - Illinois Public Media News - July 30, 2013

DOMA Decision Puts Immigrants On Path To Citizenship

By Sean Powers

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(Duration: 4:15)

Aaron Smith and Toshi get married during a private ceremony on Nov. 30, 2012 in Iowa.

The U.S. Supreme Court’s landmark decision to strike down a key provision of the Defense of Marriage Act is a big win for same-sex married couples. The ruling also opens up a pathway to citizenship for hundreds of thousands of undocumented immigrants.




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