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Monday, March 10, 2014

Shaun Lawrence of Jamaica takes an oath of citizenship during a naturalization ceremony at the Chicago Cultural Center on July 3, 2013 in Chicago, Illinois. (Scott Olson/Getty)

Immigration Judge: Courts Overwhelmed & Under-Resourced | Life Imitating Art? 'House of Cards' Story Eerily Similar to Real D.C. Vote | The Trial That Unleashed Child Abuse Hysteria | Fearless Competitors of the 2014 Paralympics: Downhill Skiing | Ice Cream Makers Ben & Jerry Take on Citizens United | Carl Sagan, Neil deGrasse Tyson and the Role of Mentors in Science

Can Overwhelmed Immigration Courts Be Fixed?

It's estimated there is a backlog of more than 350,000 immigration cases nationwide, and the number of deportations is set to top two million under President Obama. Immigration judges say change is necessary.

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'House of Cards' Story Mirrors Real D.C. Vote

The battle between Senators Kirsten Gillibrand and Claire McCaskill over a military sexual assault bill sounds eerily familiar if you've been keeping up with Season Two of "House of Cards." 

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The Trial That Unleashed Child Abuse Hysteria

The Retro Report documentary team looked back at a courtroom drama that dragged on for years, and produced a climate of mistrust between parents and preschool teachers during the mid-1980s. During the McMartin Preschool trial of the 1980s, the staff of a California preschool was accused of sexually abusing young children in horrific satanic rituals. The accusations set off wide-spread panic among parents in Manhattan Beach, California. Barbara Dury, contributing producer for Retro Report, looks back on the case.

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Inside the Paralympics: Downhill Skiing

Ralph Green, the first African-American man to make the U.S. Paralympics Alpine Skiing National Team, says he's proudly representing both his country and his hometown of Brooklyn.


Ben & Jerry Take on Citizens United

Four years ago the U.S. Supreme Court made a blockbuster decision in the case of Citizens United, which dramatically changed the way political campaigns are funded. With the midterm election season about to get underway, The Takeaway speaks with the founders of the ice cream company Ben & Jerry’s—Ben Cohen and Jerry Greenfield—about money and politics in the post-Citizens United era and their campaign to reverse the Citizens United decision.

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Carl Sagan, Neil deGrasse Tyson and Mentors in Science

As a high school senior, astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson boarded a bus from New York City to Ithaca, to meet his idol, Carl Sagan. The meeting had a profound impact on Tyson, host of the new "Cosmos" series. Three scientists reflect on "Cosmos" and the mentors that influenced their careers.

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