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Iconoclastic Musician Takes Measure Of His Life: 'I Became A Fighter'

Fred Ho has combined improvisation with Asian themes to create his own form of political activism. Now, at age 56, Ho is dying of cancer.
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Detroit Unrolls Its Bankruptcy Blueprint

Detroit officials have filed a blueprint for the city's emergence from the largest municipal bankruptcy in U.S. history. Quinn Klinefelter of WDET reports that unions and others vow to fight the plan.
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New Law Stubs Toe On A Tough Unknown: Who Owns The Guns?

Tens of thousands may have failed to comply with a Connecticut law that requires gun owners to register their weapons. As WNPR's Jeff Cohen reports, the state faces a few problems enforcing the law.
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Voting Rights: Time To Think Differently For Those Who've Done Time?

Attorney General Eric Holder wants states to restore voting rights to felons after they complete their sentences. Legal analysts Spencer Overton and Hans von Spakovsky look at the debate.
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Rachel Louise Snyder: "What We've Lost Is Nothing"

A string of burglaries in a racially diverse neighborhood exposes hidden racial tensions in a new novel by Rachel Louise Snyder.

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Ukraine's Political Crisis

Ukraine's political crisis entered a new phase over the weekend as embattled President Viktor Yanukovych fled the capital and Parliament named its speaker as interim head of state, with plans to form a temporary government this week.

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Sen. Tim Kaine Looks For Egypt's Steps Toward Democracy

Democratic Sen. Tim Kaine of Virginia is on a Middle East tour. From Cairo, Kaine talks to Steve Inskeep about U.S. aid to Egypt and what he's observing as the country sets out on a path to democracy.
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First Listen: St. Vincent's Latest Album

Bob Boilen and Robin Hilton, co-hosts of NPR Music's All Songs Considered, join us to discuss a new album from one of music's creative songwriters. St. Vincent's eponymous album comes out next week.
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Wal-Mart Profit Shrinks After Weak Holiday Sales

Wal-Mart on Thursday reported full-year net income tumbled to $16 billion, down by nearly $1 billion from the previous year. The holiday season was especially disappointing.
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For Abused Native American Women, New Law Provides A 'Ray Of Hope'

Starting Thursday, three American Indian tribes can prosecute non-Indians for some domestic violence crimes. The change stems from a provision included in the Violence Against Women Act.

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