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Where's Jimmy Hoffa? Everywhere And Nowhere

FBI agents believe they have a credible lead on the whereabouts of Jimmy Hoffa's body. If they're right, it will solve a longstanding mystery, which will also deflate Hoffa's resonance in popular culture.
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When A Language Dies, What Happens To Culture?

Nearly half of the 7,000 languages spoken in the world are expected to vanish in the next 100 years. One of them is Athabaskan, a language of the Siletz tribe in the Pacific Northwest. Bud Lane, vice chairman of Siletz tribal council, explains the importance of language diversity.
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How To Make Museums More Inviting For Kids With Autism

A day at a museum promises fun for parents and kids alike. But for children who are on the autism spectrum, a seemingly simple museum exhibit may be too overwhelming to enjoy. Now, museums are coming up with ways to accommodate these visitors.
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6 Things We Just Learned About The IRS Scandal

Interviews with two key IRS staffers describe a workplace where office politics in Cincinnati and Washington, not partisan politics, served as the animating force behind the improper targeting of Tea Party groups.
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President Obama, 'Honest And Trustworthy?'

Host Michel Martin checks in on the latest political news, including new poll numbers on how Americans view President Obama.
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New Report Finds Many Teachers Aren't Ready To Teach

The quality of teacher education is falling flat in the United States, according to a new report. Host Michel Martin speaks with Stephanie Banchero of The Wall Street Journal about why some teachers say they're not well prepared.
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Bakery Apparently Mishears Cake Order

To celebrate Laura Grambel's college graduation, her mom ordered a cake: Indiana red and white, with a photo of Laura's face. One more request: a graduation cap, made of icing. Instead, the baker drew a cat on Laura's head
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Is That Gas I Smell, Or Cinnamon?

A gas pipeline was being fixed in Harlem and officials didn't want a flood of 911 calls from people smelling gas. So they masked the smell by adding cinnamon to the gas.
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Feds Raid 7-Eleven Stores In Immigration Scam

Authorities in New York have announced the arrest of eight men and one woman in what they say was a wide-ranging conspiracy to staff convenience stores with illegal immigrant workers and steal those workers' wages.
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Conn. Law May Discourage Mental Illness Sufferers From Help

After the shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School, states have taken steps to limit gun access for people with mental illness. In Connecticut, a new law requires psychiatric hospitals to report anyone who is voluntarily admitted, so the state can revoke any gun licenses they may hold. Some in the mental health community say it could prevent people from seeking psychiatric help.

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