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For Native Americans, Losing Tribal Membership Tests Identity

For nearly 30 years, Jade Unger's family was embraced by a tribe. Then, in September, everything changed when the tribe's enrollment committee said they were enrolled in error.
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Lending Circles Help Latinas Pay Bills And Invest

Participants in these social networks pool their money to give each other informal, no-interest loans. They're called cundinas or tandas, and politicians are taking notice.
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The Saga Of The Civil Rights Act, An Idea Whose Time Came 50 Years Ago

Author Todd Purdum talks about his book documenting the Civil Rights Act of 1964, the legislative maneuvering behind it and the people who steered the bill to passage.
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Albuquerque Protest Of Fatal Police Shootings Turns Into Chaos

The protest began Sunday as a march near police headquarters in downtown Albuquerque, N.M., and spread as it continued into the night. Police reportedly used tear gas to disperse crowds.
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Indian Classical Music Meets Beat Box In 'Exit 1'

Violinist Nistha Raj is blending classical Hindustani music with modern sounds like beat box and jazz. Raj talks about her debut album Exit 1 in a special performance chat.
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Stories From The U.S.-Mexico Border

Host Michel Martin talks with Morning Edition's Steve Inskeep about his "Borderland" series, a reporting road trip along the U.S. - Mexico border.
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Reconnecting With Your Roots And The Cost Of Keeping Them Hidden

Deborah Jiang Stein's adoptive parents didn't want her to know that she was born in prison to a heroin-addicted mother. She talks about how she struggled to overcome the damage of those secrets.
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Amid Pushback, Colorado Gun Control Measure Goes On Trial

Activists have sued to halt the state's ban on high-capacity ammunition magazines. The trial, which begins this week, leaves the law in limbo.
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The Journey From 'Colored' To 'Minorities' To 'People Of Color'

The words used to describe race and ethnicity are ever in flux. A favored term one decade becomes passé the next and not nice soon after that. But, the motivation for change remains constant: Respect.
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Egypt's Presidential Election Is Set For Late May

Egypt will hold its presidential election on May 26 and 27, a government election commission announced Sunday. Many expect the country's former military chief to win the office.

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