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UNC To Open Masters Program To Special Forces Medics

Some veterans with special skills will be given an opportunity to apply to a new program that will train them in a field that needs more experienced workers. The new master's program at the University of North Carolina School of Medicine is designed for veterans who were medics in the military and wold like to become physician assistants.
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Does Obama's Second-Term Agenda Need Beefing Up?

President Obama is sworn in for a second term in office next week. He has an ambitious agenda for the next for years, but is it ambitious enough?
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CEO Marchionne Drives Chrysler's Dramatic Turnaround

With the global auto industry gathered in Detroit this week for the city's renowned auto show, Renee Montagne talks to Chrysler CEO Sergio Marchionne about his company's stunning turnaround, manufacturing overseas and a Chrysler IPO.
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The Manti Te'o Story: Why The News Media Let Its Guard Down

The media lionized the football star amid stories of his perseverance after the death of his girlfriend. Now the girlfriend's existence has been called into question, casting an unflattering light on the practices of the media.
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Experts Urge Caution As $50 Billion In Sandy Aid Passes House

More than two months after the storm, the House of Representatives passed a bill to spend $50 billion to help Eastern states struck by Hurricane Sandy. But some scientists and engineers say there's danger in rushing ahead to rebuild a coastline that's sure to get hit again.
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As Social Issues Drive Young From Church, Leaders Try To Keep Them

Morning Edition wraps up its weeklong look at the growing number of people who say they do not identify with a religion. In the final conversation, two religious leaders describe what they do to attract young people to the church.
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Latino Voters Urge Obama To Keep Immigration Promise

After turning out in a big way for President Obama in the fall, many Latinos say they want him to do something he did not do in his first term: push hard for and sign a comprehensive immigration overhaul.
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The Moment Race Mattered: A Haunting Childhood Memory

Bernard Holyfield was 5 years old when he learned that skin color made a big difference. He recalls an incident in the early 1960s in Alabama in which a drunken white man approached him and his brother while they were playing on their front lawn.
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Lance Armstrong Admits To Using Performance-Enhancing Drugs

In an interview with Oprah Winfrey, Lance Armstrong said that he blood doped or used banned substances in all of his seven Tour de France victories. He also said he didn't believe that it was possible to win seven titles without using drugs "in that culture."

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