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International attention on a Boston election, black women in Brazilian elections, migrant workers exposed to pesticides

Ayanna Pressley's historic victory in the Democratic primary for the Seventh Congressional District in Massachusetts is the only minority-majority district in the state. The demographic implications are one reason Pressley's win is receiving national and international attention. We also hear about a recent increase in the number of black women running for office in Brazil. And, in Washington state, immigrants provide much of the labor that helps put the cherries, apples and pears on grocery store shelves all across the country. But some of the pesticides that immigrant workers are exposed to have risks, not just for them but also for the children they go home to.

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