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Tough Lessons For Teachers Of Color

Teachers of color leave the profession 24 percent more often than white teachers, according to a study from the University of Pennsylvania. Amanda Machado wrote about why she quit teaching in a recent article for The Atlantic. Host Michel Martin speaks with her about that decision, and the challenges that teachers of color face.
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Nuns' Objection To Health Care Law Is Unwarranted, Justice Dept. Says

Religious organizations have objected to the new health care law's requirement that employers include contraception coverage in the insurance plans they offer employees. But the Obama administration says one group of nuns is already exempt and has no standing to object.
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Northeast Hit With Snow And Powerful Winds

A very cold winter storm is engulfing much of the Northeast, dumping more than 20 inches of snow in some areas and bringing strong winds along with it. Schools are closed in Boston and New York City. Thousands of flights have been canceled. Officials around the region are asking people to stay home and let road crews do their work.
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'Breaking Bad' Fan Arrested For Running Drug Operation

Last September, Ryan Carroll, 26, won a trip to Hollywood to watch the series finale with the Breaking Bad cast. He told Florida's Naples News that the show was "highly addicting, just like the meth they make."
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Machinists To Vote On Boeing's Latest Contract Offer

Boeing machinists are set to vote Friday on whether to accept a slightly-revised offer that union members recently rejected. Union leaders say they want to preserve pay and benefits. But they fear if machinists don't accept the offer, Boeing may move production of the 777X elsewhere.
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Visitors To Colorado Will Find Few Legal Places To Smoke Pot

Recreational marijuana has been on sale in Colorado for a couple days now. Residents of the state may purchase marijuana for their personal use at home. But it can be difficult for visitors to find a place to use pot since smoking in public is still illegal.
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NYC Mayor's Son Wants Dad To Cancel School Because Of Snow

On a snowy day, kids want to know about school. Why not ask someone with good sources like Dante de Blasio, the teenage son of New York City's new mayor. A screenshot of a chat, reportedly from his Facebook page, went viral. A friend asked if school would be canceled. Dante replied, "I'm trying (to) convince my dad."
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Wicked Winter Storm Leaves Deadly Trail Behind As It Moves Out

After roaring into the Northeast and New England, where it has dumped 2 feet of snow in some places, the system is heading for the Canadian Maritimes and out to sea. As it blasted parts of the nation, the storm caused at least 11 deaths and thousands of canceled flights.
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Northeast Slammed Again By Strong Winter Storm

A strong winter storm is pummeling the Northeast with snow, stiff winds and punishing cold. U.S. airlines have canceled more than 2,300 flights nationwide.
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Once Hidden In Shame, 2 Mothers 'Don't Have To Lie Anymore'

Susan Mello Souza and Mary Moran Murphy met in 1968 at a home for unwed mothers, where their infants were quickly put up for adoption. When Susan and Mary went home, their families never discussed the pregnancies again. "The rule of thumb was, 'It never happened,' " Susan says.

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