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Fairfax County Public Schools Superintendent Karen Garza

In her first year on the job, the Fairfax County schools chief is proposing to cut 700 staff positions and boost teacher pay. Karen Garza is here to talk about education.

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'Wheel Of Fortune' Player Cashes In With N And E

A Wheel of Fortune contestant guessed a 12-letter phrase in the bonus round Wednesday night with only two letters revealed — and he won $45,000.
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U.N. Report: All Sides Committing Atrocities In Syria

U.N. investigators are gathering the names of people they suspect of war crimes in Syria. In their latest report, they say all sides in the conflict are committing atrocities against civilians. We hear from Karen Abuzayd, who is with the U.N. Commission of Inquiry on Syria.
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Does Newark's Stop-And-Frisk Stop Crime, Violate Privacy, Or Both?

Different versions of the "stop-and-frisk" policy are playing out in several major cities. Writer Daniel Bergner and educator Gemar Mills discuss how it works in Newark, New Jersey.
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Digging For Gold: Study Says Your Race Determines Your Earwax Scent

Volatile organic compounds in your earwax may hold important information about your body and your environment.
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LAPD Pays Tribute To Josephine Serrano, A Police Pioneer For Latinas

The Los Angeles Police Department is recognizing Women's History Month by honoring the first Mexican-American woman to join their force as a police officer: Josephine Serrano. Shereen Marisol Meraji has this remembrance.
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The Politics Hour - March 21, 2014

Montgomery County Executive Isiah "Ike" Leggett (D) and Virginia Attorney General Mark Herring (D) join Kojo and Tom Sherwood in the studio.

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Consequences When African-American Boys Are Seen As Older

Many teens are in a hurry to grow up. Now research suggests that African-American boys are more likely to be viewed as adults than white boys. Social psychology professor Phillip Atiba explains.
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Remembering The Alamo With A Texas Historian

At The Alamo in San Antonio, Texas, historian Frank de la Teja explains how the dividing line between the United States and Mexico came to be drawn where it is.
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Russia's Grab Of Crimea Bolsters Syrian Regime

Host Renee Montagne gets an update on the Syrian civil war from Wall Street Journal reporter Sam Dagher in Damascus.

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