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Announcer-Free TV? Detroit's Baseball Fans Say Yes, Please

The only voices in a TV broadcast of last night's game between the Detroit Tigers and Washington Nationals came from the field and the stands. FOX Sports Detroit offered fans "Natural Sounds at Comerica Park" as an alternative to its regular telecast.
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On The Eve Of Gay Marriage, Not All Of Minnesota Is Ready

Minnesota's first same-sex weddings will be performed just after midnight on Thursday. Outside the big cities, much of the state remains opposed to the whole idea.
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More Moms Are Breast-Feeding, But Many Babies Still Miss Out

Mothers are breast-feeding longer, according to a new federal report. But many moms don't get help learning how to breast-feed, and hospitals sabotage their efforts by giving healthy babies formula and giving parents free formula samples.
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New Health Exchanges: What You Need To Know

On October 1st, online health insurance exchanges open up as part of the Affordable Care Act. Kaiser Health News' Mary Agnes Carey speaks to host Michel Martin about what will change, and how you can prepare for the roll-out.
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'Separate And Unequal': Racial Divides In Higher Ed

A new report suggests that more white students are heading to top tier colleges, while their black and Hispanic counterparts are turning to low tuition, open-access institutions. Host Michel Martin speaks with Georgetown's Anthony Carnevale, about what the numbers mean.
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Decades Later, Drugs Didn't Hold 'Crack Babies' Back

The crack epidemic made headlines in the '80s and '90s, and doctors despaired for the children born to crack-addicted mothers. But a new study suggests that many so-called 'crack babies' were not doomed to failure in adult life. Host Michel Martin speaks with Dr. Hallam Hurt, the lead investigator in the study.
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Do Women Have A Responsibility When Men Misbehave?

San Diego Mayor Bob Filner and New York mayoral candidate Anthony Weiner have apologized for their poor behavior. Host Michel Martin asks the beauty shop ladies, what responsibility - if any - women bear when men behave badly? Writers Danielle Belton, Bridget Johnson and Connie Schultz weigh in.
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U.S. Economy: GDP Surprises, And Hiring Rises In July

The U.S. economy grew by an annualized rate of 1.7 percent in the second quarter of 2013, according to gross domestic product data from the Commerce Department. And U.S. companies boosted payrolls by adding 200,000 new jobs from June to July.
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U.S. Teenager Is Youngest Ever To Pass Britain's Bar Exams

"I was not aware at the time what the average age was," 18-year-old Gabrielle Turnquest says. Turnquest, who has qualified as a barrister, is a native of Windermere, Fla.
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Student Left In DEA Cell For Days Reaches $4.1 Million Settlement

Last spring, San Diego student Daniel Chong spent more than four days in a Drug Enforcement Administration holding cell without food or water after being taken in a drug raid.

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