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Puerto Rican Hip-Hop Icon Tego Calderon Mixes Prose And Politics

The legendary rapper is responsible for some of Latin hip-hop's most danceable music. His lyrics also advocate for the Puerto Rican independence movement.
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Walking Enthusiasts To Retrace Steps Of 1963 Kennedy March

Robert Kennedy's 50-mile hike in freezing weather — prompted by a joke his brother President John F. Kennedy made — kicked off the nation's walking and hiking craze. To honor the anniversary of the walk, a group of people plan to follow in his footsteps.
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A Life Defined Not By Disability, But Love

When she was younger, Myra didn't realize her mom, Bonnie Brown, was "different" than most. Her mother's intellectual disability was only something she realized later when her mother told her, "I know I am not like your friends' mothers, but I'm doing the best I can."
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Lawsuit, Investigation Loom Over Lance Armstrong

A Texas-based promotions company has sued the disgraced cycling champion for more than $12 million, paid to him for several of his record seven Tour de France wins. And there's word Armstrong is under federal investigation, a year after a federal criminal inquiry ended without explanation.
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After More Than 20 Years, Push To Change 'Redskins' Name Continues

A symposium on "racist" stereotypes in American sports has renewed questions about the NFL team's name. One activist said that two-thirds of team names with Native references have been changed since 1970
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Fried Chicken And Sweet Tea: Recipe For A Stroke

Why do people in the South face a higher stroke risk? Classic fried and sweet Southern fare may have a lot to do with it, according to research that sliced and diced regional eating habits.
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Manhunt Underway For Former LAPD Cop Accused Of Killing Three Officers

Robert Siegel talks with Kirk Siegler about Thursday's manhunt for a former Los Angeles Police Department officer. The former officer allegedly shot three current cops overnight, and has been named the suspect in a double murder over the weekend. The wanted man has left a long online manifesto.
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Pakistan Says U.S. Drone Strikes Violate Its Sovereignty

There was another U.S. drone strike in northwest Pakistan on Wednesday. At least three people were killed when missiles struck a compound in North Waziristan, near the border with Afghanistan. The strike comes as Washington debates the use of drones and not long after Ambassador Sherry Rehman said the use of drones was a violation of Pakistan's sovereignty and international law. Throughout Pakistan, popular reaction to the drone strikes continues to be vociferously negative. Robert Siegel talks to Jackie Northam.
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Republicans Criticize Pentagon's Response To Attack On U.S. Consulate In Benghazi

Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta testified before a Senate committee Thursday about the September attack in Benghazi that killed the U.S. ambassador to Libya and three other Americans. Panetta was questioned about whether the U.S. response was fast enough and about why the U.S. military had not been better prepared for the possibility of an attack.

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