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SCOTUS And Affirmative Action: Who Is Abigail Fisher?

The Supreme Court is weighing a decision on Abigail Fisher's affirmative action case against the University of Texas. Host Michel Martin speaks with ProPublica writer Nikole Hannah-Jones about Fisher's motivation and what's behind the landmark case.
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Archeologists Search Lake Michigan For 1679 Ship Wreckage

In northern Lake Michigan, explorers are stepping up their effort to find a ship that sank in 1679. French and American archeologists are on the lake looking for the ship sailed by French explorer Rene-Robert Sieur de la Salle. So far, the excavation has uncovered a wooden beam that looks like the mast of a ship.
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A Posthumous Tribute To Guns From A Sniper Shot To Death

Considered by many to be the most deadly sniper in American military history, Chris Kyle was killed on a Texas gun range in February. He was an outspoken advocate for both veterans and gun rights, and his book, American Gun, has just been published.
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Violence Defies Pakistanis' Efforts To Define Their Nation

There is no more graphic example of the daunting challenges facing Pakistan's new prime minister than the bloody events playing out in the west of his nation. The fractured country is as threatened as ever by forces committed to its destruction.
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A Floating History Of The '18-Wheelers Of Their Day'

The Lois McClure is a replica of a 19th-century canal schooner. Ships like her were cargo carriers back then, but these days she hauls a new load — delivering history to ports throughout the Northeast.
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Lost In 1968 Battle, Marine's Dog Tag Found Again

Lanny Martinson was a 23-year-old Marine sergeant in Vietnam when he last saw his dog tags. In the 45 years since, he thought they were gone forever, lost in the mad rush to save his life and to help the men he was with when they walked into a minefield.
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The Location: The Pool Hall That Inspired Father Of D.C. Jazz

In the latest edition of "the location," we'll visit the former site of Frank Holliday's Pool Hall, one of the city's most important cultivators of African-American musical talent.

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Door To Door: Logan Circle, D.C., And Seven Oaks Evanswood, Md.

This week's Door to Door visits Logan Circle in Northwest D.C., and the Seven Oaks Evanswood neighborhood of Silver Spring, Md.
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This Week On Metro Connection: Fatherhood

In honor of Father's Day, we've dedicated a show to dads.

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Fame Studios And The Road To Nashville Songwriting Glory

One of America's great songwriters, Dan Penn has written dozens of soul classics, often with keyboardist Spooner Oldham. For a while, the two were on the staff of Fame Studios in Muscle Shoals, Ala. Ace Records has just released an entire CD of Penn's demos.

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