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Senate Steps Into The Data Breach Controversy

The Senate Judiciary Committee spent the day looking into recent data thefts at Target and Neiman Marcus. Lawmakers know there is a big problem, but they are struggling with what role the federal government should play is creating new standards to safeguard consumer data.
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Can Homemade Liquor Jumpstart A Local Economy?

Two cousins from Mexico have a dream to bring jobs to their hometown. With no experience and very little funding, they've launched their own high end brand of mezcal.
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Iran's Nuclear Talks: What To Expect Next

Iran, the U.S. and five other world powers will meet later this month in Vienna. But the quest for a long-term deal on Iran's nuclear program will have to overcome the deep mistrust that was on display at a security conference in Munich.
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Jennifer Senior: "All Joy And No Fun: The Paradox Of Modern Parenthood"

Countless studies, scholarly articles and self-help books have considered the effect parents have on their children at every stage of their lives. But what about the effect kids have on their parents?

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How I Learned To Feel Undesirable

When Noah Cho was young, he thought that couples would be like his parents — that Asian men would be paired with white women. But he writes that when he looks in the mirror and reflects on his own experiences, he feels "unattractive and undesirable."
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Istanbul's Mega-Projects: Bigger Is Better, Or A 'Crazy Canal'?

Turkey's Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan is pushing hard for the grandiose projects that include a new bridge across the Bosphorus, a massive airport and an ambitious canal. Some Turks are cheering him on, but others worry about how they might change the city.
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Undermanned And Limited, Chemical Safety Board Confronts A Crisis

The lead federal agency investigating the West Virginia chemical leak is one that most Americans have probably never heard of. The Chemical Safety Board is an independent body, modeled after the National Transportation Safety Board, which investigates plane crashes and the like. But critics say that the Chemical Safety Board is understaffed, underfunded and takes too long to finish its investigations, and that its non-binding recommendations are often ignored anyway.
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Hollywood, Bollywood, Make Way For Nollywood

As part of Black History Month, Tell Me More is featuring exciting voices from Africa and the Diaspora. Host Michel Martin speaks to Nollywood director Jeta Amata about being part of a film industry that is now bigger than Hollywood.
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Heroin: Trends Locally And Nationally

Last summer, a McLean, Va., high school student died last from a mix of heroin and a common antihistamine. We look at what's fueling an increase in heroin use locally and nationally, particularly among teens and young adults.

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Murder Trial Reminiscent Of Zimmerman Case To Begin In Florida

In Jacksonville, a murder trial begins Monday that once again will bring up the state's controversial "Stand Your Ground" law. Michael Dunn, who is white, is charged in the shooting death of Jordan Davis, a 17-year-old black man, in a dispute over loud music outside a convenience store.

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