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Mother Of Earliest Auto Defect Victim Calls On Congress To Act

Laura Christian was reunited with her birth daughter a year before her daughter died in a car accident — the first death attributed to the faulty ignition switch admitted by General Motors. Christian discusses the company's much-maligned vehicle recall.
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Kerry Weighs Wildcard In Mideast Talks: Freedom For Israeli Spy

The U.S. might release a notorious Israeli spy in order to keep peace talks with the Palestinians going — but the idea faces backlash both in the U.S. and abroad.
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With Egyptian Elections Little In Doubt, Can Its Democracy Survive?

Dr. Mohamed Aboulghar, the leader of the Egyptian Social Democratic Party, discusses the upcoming presidential elections in Egypt and the state of democracy more generally in the country.
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As Peace Talks Falter, Kerry Cancels Meeting With Abbas

John Kerry made the announcement after Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas asked to join international organizations, a move that is opposed by the U.S. and Israel.
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Rap Lyrics In Court: Art Vs. Evidence

Criminal cases around the country have seen rap lyrics used as evidence. Los Angeles attorney Alan Jackson and Georgetown law professor Paul Butler weigh in on the fine line between art and evidence.
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How African-Americans See Their Lives

The well-being of the black family has been the subject of public debate. Ebony and the W.K. Kellogg Foundation are out with the Survey of African American Families. Tell Me More takes a look.
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Despite Action, Gov. Christie Warns Again Of Pension Crisis

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie says ballooning pension costs are creating a "looming crisis." In 2011, Christie teamed up with legislators to pass a pension overhaul but it hasn't fixed the problem.
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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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