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How 'Ching Chong' Became The Go-To Slur For Mocking East Asians

Spoiler alert: Like many bad things in life, some of the first usages of the slur that we could find are from children's rhymes.
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2008 Law Is At The Center Of Immigration Dispute

As Central American kids continue to arrive across the U.S. border, there are many questions over the law. President Obama wants it overhauled. Republicans say they can't trust him to enforce the law.
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What We Talk About When We Talk About Violence In Chicago

Chicago's July 4th weekend was an especially bloody one. It was covered like another grim day. But the way we look at shootings in that city obscures the complexity of its tragedies.
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Getting Married: Should You Wait Until You Can Afford It?

The U.S. wedding industry generates more than $53 billion each year. But many couples' desire to have an expensive wedding might be keeping them from getting married. The Beauty Shop ladies weigh in.
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NFL Players Association Still Not Satisfied By Concussion Settlement

A federal judge gave preliminary approval to a concussion settlement involving thousands of former NFL players. Host Michel Martin learns more about what it could mean for players and the game.
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Immigrants Sending Money Back Home Face Fewer Options

The giant remittances economy has been expanding for years. Facing tighter regulations, big banks are nixing services that let people send money across borders.
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Why Aren't Men Asked If They Can 'Have It All'?

PepsiCo's CEO Indra Nooyi generated buzz when she said women pretend they can have it all but really can't. Tell Me More's parenting panel weighs in on the latest entry in the work-life debate.
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For Residents, Chicago Violence Is 'Very Personal'

More than 80 people were shot in Chicago over the July 4th weekend. Host Michel Martin learns more about the violence and what is being done to prevent it.
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Despite An Early Exit At Wimbledon, Serena Williams Still A 'Powerhouse'

Host Michel Martin speaks with The Guardian's Hugh Muir about the winners and losers at this year's Wimbledon tennis tournament.
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Pistorius Trial: Will Judge Buy His 'Tragic Accident' Defense?

The defense is preparing to wrap in South African track star Oscar Pistorius' murder trial. Host Michel Martin learns more about the trial that's captured the nation from reporter Barry Bateman.

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