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Slovenians Reject Rights for Ethnic Minorities

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Slovenians Reject Rights for Ethnic Minorities

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Slovenians Reject Rights for Ethnic Minorities

Slovenians Reject Rights for Ethnic Minorities

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Voters in the former Yugoslav republic of Slovenia overwhelmingly reject plans to provide residence rights to thousands of ethnic Bosnians, Croats and Serbs who lost their citizenship when Slovenia became independent. An estimated 18,000 people who lost their rights have become known as "the erased." NPR's Emily Harris reports.