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Hacktivists: Heroes Or, Well, Hacks?

NSA leaker Eric Snowden and the people behind Wikileaks are being called 'hacktivists' for their activities. Host Michel Martin speaks with digital activism expert Gabriella Coleman, and Washington Post columnist Richard Cohen about them, and other less famous 'hacktivists.'
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Jenner: 'For All Intents And Purposes, I Am A Woman'

In an interview with Diane Sawyer on ABC's "20/20", the former gold-medal-winning Olympic decathlete, Jenner described a struggle with gender identity that began in childhood.
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PepsiCo Swaps Diet Drink's Aspartame For Other Artificial Sweeteners

The company says Diet Pepsi consumers are concerned about aspartame. But the Food and Drug Administration has long affirmed that the sweetener is safe in amounts commonly used by beverage companies.
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Young Trafficking Victim's Story On NPR Leads To Senator's Amendment

Hearing about a young woman's struggle to wipe away her conviction on prostitution charges inspired New Hampshire Sen. Jeanne Shaheen to introduce legislation to help other victims.
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At The Heart Of A Watch, Tested By Time

Watchmakers have long thrived by selling timepieces that will be cherished as family heirlooms. But, if pragmatism rendered the pocket watch obsolete, what happens when watches become computers?

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