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At a time of record unemployment, American companies are increasingly exploiting the low-cost labor of 23 million Americans behind bars This means fewer jobs available for free citizens, which leads to more unemployment, which produces more crime (more).

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The Cherokee nation has voted against recognizing the descendants of former slaves, despite a tribal supreme court ruling to the contrary last year. Of the estimated 250,000 to 270,000 members, 8,700 took part in the election. Defenders of the decision say they have a right to determine the nation's makeup without interference from the U.S. government or others.

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