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What's Changed Since The First Religious Liberty Law Was Passed In 1993?

When the first Religious Freedom Restoration Act passed, the vote in Congress was nearly unanimous — it was a bipartisan love fest. We examine how religious freedom laws have become so controversial.
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11 Ex-Atlanta Public School Employees Found Guilty In Cheating Scandal

They were found guilty of conspiracy when they switched student test scores. The verdicts close a dark chapter for the school system and the city of Atlanta. One defendant, a teacher, was acquitted.
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Southern Baptist Minister: Religious Liberty Law Permits Denial Of Some Services

Indiana's religious freedom law is the subject of national debate, and for many its wording is a problem. Steve Inskeep talks to the Rev. Tim Overton of Muncie, who is in favor of the measure.
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Menendez 'Outraged' By His Indictment On Corruption Charges

The Justice Department indictment alleges that Sen. Robert Menendez abused his office to benefit a Florida eye doctor who was his friend and donor. Menendez has always maintained his innocence.
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Arkansas Governor Asks Lawmakers To Rework Religious Liberty Bill

Critics say the bill, like another recently passed in Indiana, will make it easier to discriminate against gays and lesbians. The bill has generated strong opposition from the business community.
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After Nazi Plunder, A Quest To Bring Home The 'Woman In Gold'

A new movie tells the true story of Maria Altmann, who fought her way to the U.S. Supreme Court to force the Austrian government to return a painting of her aunt.
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When Wal-Mart Comes To Town, What Does It Mean For Workers?

Wal-Mart has long been criticized for low pay and erratic work schedules. So when the retailer arrives in a community, it stirs controversy — but it also brings jobs and low prices.
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More African-Americans Support Carrying Legal Guns For Self-Defense

African-Americans are changing their minds about guns, and Detroit's black police chief supports responsible concealed-carry. Still, some remain convinced that having a gun will lead to problems.
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Still Need A Lawn Yeti? Good News — SkyMall May Be Cleared For Relaunch

The in-flight catalog went bankrupt earlier this year. But its new owners say SkyMall catalogs might make their way back to airplane seatbacks soon.
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The Fear Of Black Men In America: How It Feels To Be A Problem

In the #FearAndRace discussion, hundreds of people weighed in on what it was like to navigate the world as black men seen as a threat, and how they did it.

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