Home Care and Our Aging Population

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Only 14 states require minimum wage and overtime pay for healthcare workers. But the US Labor Department is considering a rule change that would extend those protections to all of the approximately 2.5 million workers caring for elderly Americans at home. As an aging population lives longer, guest host Sara Terry considers the costs of keeping seniors healthy. Also, the UN weighs a response after hundreds of villagers are killed in Syria, and a look at the impact of the record-breaking drought stretching across America.

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Sara Terry