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What We Learned From Our Month-Long Exploration Of #XCultureLove

We dive into four themes we saw during our month-long exploration of how race plays out in the dating world.
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Why "No One is Running With the President in Missouri"

Washington, D.C. is digging out from the snow, but Congress is already long gone on a two week recess. Host Michel Martin speaks with Christopher Ave of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch, and Corey Dade of The Root, about the latest political news.
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Instagram Posts, KKK Rallies And Other Racial Sensitivities

Justice Clarence Thomas contended this week that Americans have become too sensitive to race. But might it be that we too often give different racial incidents equal weight?
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Analysis: Movement In D.C. Mayoral Race And A New Governing Style In Richmond

The race for D.C. mayor is heating up, as Councilmember Muriel Bowser picks up some big straw poll wins. The Washington Post's Robert McCartney discusses whether that offsets Mayor Vincent Gray's edge in campaign donations.

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Analysis: Family Of Miriam Carey Pursues Justice With U.S. Capitol Police

The family of Miriam Carey, the women was shot and killed late last year after a high-speed chase near the Capitol building, is suing police. Roll Call's David Hawkings weighs in on the prospects for that case.

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'Tiger Mother' Author Spells Out 3 Traits That Drive Success In The U.S.

Yale law professor Amy Chua sparked controversy with her first book, Battle Hymn of the Tiger Mother, where she touted her strict style of parenting. Now she and her husband, Jed Rubenfeld, are out with a new book, The Triple Package. The couple talk about why they believe some cultural groups are better poised for success.
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How I Learned To Feel Undesirable

When Noah Cho was young, he thought that couples would be like his parents — that Asian men would be paired with white women. But he writes that when he looks in the mirror and reflects on his own experiences, he feels "unattractive and undesirable."
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Analysis: Despite New GAO Ruling, D.C. Finds New Ally For Autonomy In Congress

The Government Accountability Office offered a stinging setback to the prospect of D.C. budget autonomy with a ruling last week, but in a surprise for autonomy advocates, a key Senate lawmaker signalled his support for the cause.

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New Jersey Bridge Scandal Captures National Political Stage

Governor Chris Christie's office has fired back at a former ally who is believed to have ordered unnecessary lane closures on the George Washington Bridge as political retribution. That ally alleged on Friday that "evidence exists" Christie knew about lane closures. For an update, Steve Inskeep talks to Cokie Roberts, who is heard on Morning Edition most Mondays, and Robert Costa, national political reporter for The Washington Post.
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Obama Showed A Deft Hand With Speech. Why Not With Congress?

ANALYSIS: The president was brisk and confident during Tuesday night's State of the Union address. He also managed to avoid a remarkable array of issues that could have proved problematic. But he hasn't been nearly as adept at the less-dramatic business of dealing with Congress and the media.

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