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Study: Thousands Of Immigrant Women Forced Into Marriage

A new study finds 3,000 cases of young immigrant women being forced into marriage — across 47 U.S. states — and it suggests the issue is dramatically underreported. Those who refuse can face threats of violence, ostracism from their families, and financial repercussions that can lead to homelessness. Yet, advocates say there is very little legal recourse in this country.
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Who Will Pay To Fix That Bridge In Ohio?

President Obama will visit the Brent Spence Bridge, which runs between Ohio and Kentucky on one of the nation's busiest trucking routes, to push his jobs creation plan next week. Officials estimate it will cost $2.4 billion to reconfigure the bridge. The question remains: Who will pay?
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MLK Memorial Quote Won't Be Changed

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The lead architect for the Martin Luther King, Jr. National Memorial says he does not plan to change a paraphrased quote by Dr. King inscribed on the newly opened memorial.

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Maryland's Highway Administration Wants Small Farm Stand Out

A Maryland farmer is trying to save his small farm after being stuck in a Catch 22 with state highway officials. The dispute comes at a time when the state is promoting local farms.

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'A Stone Of Hope' Arrives On The National Mall

The memorial to Martin Luther King, Jr. is the first to immortalize a non-president and African-American on the National Mall. NPR's Corey Dade reports on the dedication of the new memorial, the story of its creation and what visitors can expect.

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