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Discovering Sperm Donors Through DNA Tests; State of Spanish Language Media; Living Organ Donations

Millions of people have gotten their DNA tested by companies like Ancestry and 23andMe. One unexpected result? People are finding lost relatives, including sperm donors who were once anonymous. Plus, Chicago’s Spanish language newspaper Hoy is being shut down after more than a decade. We’ll talk about the impact the paper had and what its closure means for Hispanic communities across the state. And, surgeons at Cleveland Clinic have completed a new kind of liver transplant in the U.S. It’s safer, less invasive, and could lead to shorter wait times for people who need help.

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Harsher Penalties On Texting While Driving; Taxing The Very Rich; DCFS And Spanish-Speaking Parents; Women’s World Cup

Starting next week, there will be harsher penalties for texting while driving. Also, what does it mean to tax the uber-rich? It’s a conversation happening not just in Springfield, but in Washington. Plus, hundreds of children in the Illinois foster system are being placed in homes where a language is spoken that isn’t their native one. And, the U.S. women’s team is on a mission to win a fourth World Cup.

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