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Hotels Hiding The Homeless

You may think you know who is homeless and where they live, but think again. Some homeless families are finding shelter in a surprising place: hotels. Host Michel Martin talks with Monica Potts, who's covered this issue for The American Prospect magazine.
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Jada Pinkett Smith: Respect For Angela Davis' Turmoil ... And Hair

There's more to Angela Davis than her signature afro. A new documentary, Free Angela Davis and All Political Prisoners, explores the events that turned the philosophy professor into a political icon in the 1960s. Jada Pinkett Smith tells host Michel Martin why she became executive producer of the film.
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Product Chief Is Out At See-Through-Pants-Plagued Lululemon

Two weeks after being embarrassed by the news that some of its yoga pants were far too sheer, the company says it's reorganizing some of its leadership.
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'Historic' Gun Bill Becomes Law In Connecticut

Lawmakers in the state where a gunman killed 20 children and six educators at an elementary school last December have responded with legislation that bans assault-style weapons and high-capacity magazines and requires background checks for purchasers.
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Lawyers Join Doctors To Ease Patients' Legal Anxieties

A compatible medical-legal partnership may sound like an oxymoron. But in hospitals and clinics across the country, doctors are welcoming lawyers into their practices. They say a lawyer may be just the prescription for some patients with intractable legal needs.
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The Hunt Is On For A New FBI Director

Robert Mueller has been the U.S. government's indispensable man when it comes to national security. When his 10-year term as FBI director expired, the Obama administration asked Congress for an unprecedented two-year extension. But now, the clock is ticking on finding his successor.
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Arkansas Oil Spill Sheds Light On Aging Pipeline System

More than half of the nation's pipelines were built before 1970. In fact, ExxonMobil's Pegasus pipeline, which burst Friday in Mayflower, Ark., is 65 years old. According to federal statistics, pipelines have on average 280 significant spills a year. Most aren't big enough to make headlines.
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A Letter On Finding A Husband Before Graduation Spurs Debate

A Princeton University alumna advised young women studying at her alma mater to find husbands now and not wait. Susan Patton's letter set off a heated discussion, but she stands by her words.

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