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Is A Beating In Detroit A Hate Crime?

Police are investigating whether the recent beating of a white motorist in Detroit was a hate crime. Guest host Celeste Headlee speaks with WDET's Jerome Vaughn and Quinn Klinefelter about the case.
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Voice Of Mavis Staples Still Inspires

The recent Civil Rights Summit in Austin showcased many powerful voices of the movement. Mavis Staples was known for combining that message with music. NPR's Don Gonyea reports.
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The Latino Experience In Appalachia

Appalachia boasts a thriving Latino population, and the University of Kentucky is documenting their often untold stories. Pedro Santiago Martinez and Ann Kingsolver discuss their project.
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Japan May Send Maglev Train Expertise To U.S., Without A Fee

Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has spoken about the idea with President Obama, and Japan is reportedly willing to include billions of dollars in loans to help underwrite the expensive project.
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Ohio Ordered To Recognize Out-Of-State Gay Marriages

A federal judge put a "stay" on his ruling, though, which apparently means his order affects only the four couples who sued to have their names put on their children's birth certificates.
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Patients Often Win If They Appeal A Denied Health Claim

Obamacare set national rules for appealing a denied health claim — a process that used to vary by employer and state. Consumers should appeal more often, advocates say. Half the time, they'll win.
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There's A 'Blood Moon' Eclipse Tonight, But Will You Be Able To See It?

The weather may play havoc with the sky-watching on the East Coast, though much of the Midwest and West ought to get a good view.
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Waste Treatment Plant Boasts It's Pefect For Weddings

The plant in King County, Wash., is billed as offering beautiful landscape, a dance floor, catering, and space for guests. All at a fifth of the price of competing venues. It promises zero odor.
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'This Was A Hate Crime,' Police Say Of Kansas City-Area Killings

Frazier Glenn Cross, also known as Glenn Miller, is accused of killing three people Sunday during attacks on a Jewish community center and a Jewish retirement home.
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Brother Fights Death Penalty Charges In Marathon Bombing Case

Dzhokhar Tsarnaev is fighting charges that could carry the death penalty. His defense, in part, points the finger at his deceased older brother as the mastermind. A trial is still months away.

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