Student protesters staged an Occupy-style protest inside Occidental's Arthur G. Coons Administrative Center for nearly a week. Kirk Siegler/NPR hide caption

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The Supreme Court handed a victory to the Obama administration and civil rights groups on Thursday when, by a 5-4 decision, it upheld a key tool used for more than four decades to fight housing discrimination. Eric Gay/AP hide caption

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Debra Blackmon (left) was sterilized by court order in 1972, at age 14. With help from her niece, Latoya Adams (right), she's fighting to be included in the state's compensation program. Eric Mennel/WUNC hide caption

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