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The Politics Of Abortion Rights And Restrictions

States across the country are passing new abortion laws. But how are those laws implemented and what will they do? Host Michel Martin speaks with Pulitzer Prize-winning columnist Connie Schultz, and Serrin Foster of Feminists for Life, about the current state of the abortion debate.
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How Did Zimmerman Trial Interviewees Come Across On TV?

After television appearances from Rachel Jeantel and Juror B37, the Zimmerman verdict is leading the conversation in this week's Beauty Shop. Host Michel Martin is joined by Clutch Magazine's Danielle Belton, PJ Media's Bridget Johnson, and The Root.com's Keli Goff.
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Obama 'Understated' When Reacting To Zimmerman Verdict

There has been a lot of political reaction to the George Zimmerman verdict, announced Saturday night in Sanford, Fla. Also in the news, it appears the Senate is headed toward a historic vote on changing filibuster rules.
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Does The Canadian Rail Explosion Make Pipelines Look Safer?

The Canadian train tragedy is becoming Exhibit A in the political case for building pipelines, such as the proposed Keystone XL, as well as for opposing them. Meanwhile, energy companies have boosted rail shipments of oil in response to a surge in production.
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After July 4 Recess, Immigration Is Still A Hot Topic

Congress returns to Capitol Hill this week with the House in a quandary about immigration overhaul. The Senate-passed bill is "Dead on Arrival," according to many House members, and they are considering a variety of alternatives.
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Aftershocks Felt After Affordable Care 'Earthquake'

The White House is delaying a key part of the Affordable Care Act. Guest host Celeste Headlee discusses this and other political news with Keli Goff, political correspondent for The Root, and Mary Kate Cary of US News and World Report.
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Educational Innovators Ask 'Why Can't Learning Be Fun?'

Remember the days when everything from ABCs to math and the arts were taught the same way to every student? Well now, innovations in education are changing the ways that children learn. Host Michel Martin finds out more at the Aspen Ideas Festival.
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Can America Learn From Foreign School Systems?

It's a special edition of Tell Me More's Barbershop as host Michel Martin and the guys visit the Aspen Ideas Festival. They'll share their thoughts on whether America is still the land of opportunity, and which countries are setting kids up for success when it comes to future generations.
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Is America Still The 'Land Of Opportunity?'

Is the old saying still true? Can you work your way up from the bottom today, to become an innovator and a leader? Host Michel Martin explores the skills you need to compete and succeed in school and beyond.
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Nostalgia Products: Making A Tasty Comeback

In what Hostess calls "The Sweetest Comeback In The History Of Ever," Twinkies will return in July — just the latest iconic product to reappear, as vinyl records and Polaroid cameras experience a surge in popularity. The twist? Some of the products' biggest fans were born after the age of CDs and digital cameras.

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