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Sandwich Monday: The Politician

For this week's Sandwich Monday, a very quick look at a new sandwich from the West Virginia chain Tudor's Biscuit World.
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How Serious Is The NSA Data Leak?

The whistleblower who exposed vast surveillance operations by the NSA says he has done nothing wrong. Host Michel Martin speaks to Republican strategist Ron Christie and former adviser to the Obama administration, Corey Ealons, about what his actions mean for the President's second term. They also check in with other top political stories.
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Despite Images Of Affluence, LGBT Poverty High

Movies and television shows frequently depict gay characters as rich, but a new study finds that families led by LGBT Americans have higher rates of poverty than those headed by heterosexuals. Host Michel Martin speaks with the study's lead author Lee Badgett about the findings.
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No Decisions Yet On The Most-Anticipated Supreme Court Cases

As the court's latest term nears its end, the justices are due to issue rulings on some major cases. But on Monday, once again, they were not among the decisions handed down. The next "decision day": Thursday.
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Trayvon Martin Killing: 2 Sides Want Very Different Jurors

The trial gets started Monday in Florida. George Zimmerman is charged with second-degree murder. Experts say prosecutors will look for young jurors, while the defense will focus on older people. Trayvon's death sparked protests and a national discussion about race relations.
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Who Is Edward Snowden, The Self-Styled NSA Leaker?

Snowden, 29, says he was a mediocre student but that his computer skills landed him a job with the CIA. It was there, he says, that he became convinced that surveillance programs are violating Americans' rights to privacy. Now, he's stepped forward to say he leaked secrets about those programs.
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Confessed NSA Leaker Holed Up In Hong Kong Hotel

The Guardian has identified its source for a series of reports it published in recent days on secret U.S. surveillance activity. The paper says the source is Edward Snowden, a former technical assistant for the CIA who now works for a private-sector defense and technology consulting firm.
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Jury Selection To Begin In Trayvon Martin Case

In Sanford, Fla., Monday, jury selection begins in the murder trial of George Zimmerman, the Neighborhood Watch volunteer charged with shooting 17-year-old Trayvon Martin in 2012. Police at first declined to charge Zimmerman after the shooting because of Florida's Stand Your Ground law, which gives immunity to people who, fearing for their lives, use deadly force in self-defense.

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