The Current | Mar 20, 2014 | 27:30

Love in Cuba, Failing Diets, Ukraine support, and the "rape insurance law" (Check-in)

We’re checking in our stories from abandoning diets to finding love in Cuba. And the state of Michigan has just brought in a new law that denies women the right to health insurance for abortions unless they buy a separate "rape" insurance policy.

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