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Two Tales Of Profiling, From The Highest Offices In The Land

Since the Zimmerman verdict, countless black men have recounted stories of being treated with suspicion — a list that now includes both the president and the attorney general.
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John Kerry: A 'Basis' For New Israeli-Palestinian Talks

The details have not been finalized, but the sides appear close to resuming full-fledged negotiations after years of stalemate.
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U.S. Judge 'Troubled' By Government Drone-Strike Policy

The case challenges the constitutionality of drone strikes that killed three U.S. citizens in Yemen in 2011. Government lawyers seeking to dismiss the case said the courts essentially have no role in drone-strike decisions.
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Listeners Hoping For Change To Come

Listeners react to Tell Me More's coverage of the Zimmerman trial, and the emotions are heated. Editor Ammad Omar and host Michel Martin dig into the inbox.
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Getting Real On Race After Zimmerman Verdict

At the end of a week dominated by news of George Zimmerman's verdict, the Barbershop guys share what strikes them about the case.
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Coup Or Revolt?: Why Defining Egypt's Transition Matters

We explore how the recent ousting of then-President Mohamed Morsi in Egypt has raised questions about laws dictating U.S. foreign policy.

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Regulating Abortion Clinics

Virginia's busiest abortion clinic closed its doors last week, unable to meet strict new rules imposed by the state. We explore how Virginia and Maryland -- where doctors, not legislators, wrote the new rules -- are handling the latest legislative skirmishes in the abortion battle.

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Tech Tuesday: Preserving Family History

Our most precious family history --old letters, home movies, photo albums--often end up in basements or attics--the worst possible place to preserve these materials. We explore high and low tech ways to protect and store family memorabilia, and the smartest way to migrate different materials to digital formats.

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How To Fight Racial Bias When It's Silent And Subtle

New research suggests that racial disparities and other biased outcomes in medicine, the criminal justice system, and other areas, can be explained by unconscious attitudes and stereotypes. But how do we get rid of subtle racial biases?
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How The Justice Department Picks Its Civil Rights Cases

The NAACP is leading a campaign to persuade Attorney General Eric Holder to pursue federal civil rights charges against George Zimmerman for the February fatal shooting of 17-year-old Trayvon Martin. Melissa Block speaks with William Yeomans, a former attorney with the Department of Justice Civil Rights Division, about what is involved in bringing these kinds of cases.

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