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Republicans Counter With $2.2 Trillion Deficit Plan

On Monday, House Speaker John Boehner answered criticisms that Republicans have not proposed a deficit plan to counter the one from President Obama which they find so objectionable. Boehner's plan takes elements from presidential nominee Mitt Romney's proposal. David Welna talks to Melissa Block about the counteroffer.
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Street Art Brings Life To A Miami Neighborhood

Just a few years ago, Miami's Wynwood was known as a rough neighborhood of warehouses and shoe factories. Today, it has become the center of Miami's art scene, known for its galleries, studios and street murals. Many attribute that transformation to the work of developer Tony Goldman.
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Bridget Hughes Calls Off Search For Her Hat At Phoenix Airport

The story of the missing hat, which her mom wore while having chemotherapy, touched many. "The hat IS important to me," Hughes writes today. "This IS a good story. Honestly though, there are so many people in this world whose stories deserve to be told. We've got bigger fish to fry than a lost hat."
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Fighting Back Against Sexual Assault In The Military

An investigation into a dozen instructors at Lackland Air Force Base suggests systematic sexual abuse of trainees. Critics say this case is emblematic of a larger problem. The Department of Defense estimates that as many as 19,000 sexual assaults occurred within the military in 2011.
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'Three Cups Of Tea' Co-Author Took Own Life, Medical Examiner Says

David Oliver Relin was Greg Mortenson's co-writer on the best-seller. In the past year, Mortenson has been accused of fabricating some of his tales about his life in Pakistan and Afghanistan and the charitable work he did there.
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Why You Need A Work 'Sponsor'

A new study looks at the role 'sponsors' play in making people successful at work. Research shows minorities lag behind their white colleagues when it comes to finding senior allies in the office who can advocate for them. Host Michel Martin speaks with the study's author, Sylvia Ann Hewlett, and career coach Robert Rodriguez.
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Is The Voting Rights Act Outdated?

The Supreme Court is set to hear a challenge to the 1965 Voting Rights Act. The Court will decide if some states need to get permission from the federal government before making changes that affect voting. Host Michel Martin speaks with Spencer Overton of George Washington University and Hans von Spakovsky of the Heritage Foundation.
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Millennial Women Confident At Work

Telecommuting and flexible schedules are the latest tools for establishing work-life balance. 'Generation Y' women are taking greater advantage of them. Host Michel Martin talks to Laura Sessions Stepp, who has written about the career choices of millennial women in this week's Washington Post Magazine.

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