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Fri July 1, 2011
The Two-Way

Justice Ginsburg Says She Worries About Court's Politicization

In an interview with USA Today, Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, the senior member of the Supreme Court's liberal wing, said she worries about the judiciary getting "caught up in politics."

The USA Today reports:

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Fri July 1, 2011
Beginnings: Pregnancy, Childbirth and Beyond

In China, An IVF Clinic Grapples With Huge Demand

Dr Weipeng Zhao heads the increasingly popular Shanghai Ji Ai Genetics and IVF Institute.
Courtesy of Xu Yongming

At 8:30 in the morning, a line weaves through the lobby and out the front door of the Shanghai Ji Ai Genetics and IVF Institute. Next to the lobby, people crowd into a waiting room, which looks and sounds as much like a train station as it does a medical office. There's an electronic board on the wall, but instead of destinations and times, it flashes names of patients, telling them which room to go to and which doctor to see.

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Fri July 1, 2011
World Cafe

The Doobie Brothers On World Cafe

The Doobie Brothers perform live on this episode of World Cafe.
Courtesy of the artist

The Doobie Brothers' chart-topping pop-rock was no doubt the soundtrack to many a summertime road trip during the band's 1970s heyday. This summer, the group is back on the road itself, touring in support of 2010's World Gone Crazy, its first studio album in 10 years. After more than 40 years of performing, the veteran rockers are in fine form, and their songs have a lived-in feel that could only come from years of experience.

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Fri July 1, 2011

Foreign Policy: Google Searches For Peace

Google's Jared Cohen, left, and Jim Lindsay of the Council of Foreign Relations, speak to the media during a news conference at the Summit Against Violent Extremism in Dublin on Monday, June, 27. The event organized by Google, the council on Foreign Relations and the Tribeca Film Festival brought together nearly 90 former members of violent and extremist groups.
Peter Morrison AP

William McCants, the founder and co-editor of Jihadica, is a research analyst at the Center for Strategic Studies and an adjunct faculty member at Johns Hopkins University. He most recently served as senior advisor on countering violent extremism in the U.S. State Department's Office of the Coordinator for Counterterrorism.

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Fri July 1, 2011

In Politics: Debt Standoff And Bachmann's Bid

During this week's political chat, host Michel Martin discusses the budget talks, various abortion laws nationwide and Tea Party favorite Rep. Michele Bachmann, who recently announced her White House bid. Martin hears from Linda Chavez, chairman of the Center for Equal Opportunity, and Maria Teresa Kumar, Executive Director of Voto Latino.