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Rolling Stone's Tsarnaev Cover: What's Stirring Such Passion?

The magazine hasn't hit newsstands, but some say it glorifies alleged Boston bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev. Rolling Stone's editor stands by the use of the photo to help tell the story of "an incredibly normal kid" who turned into "a monster."
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Weight Loss Is Worth Gold In Dubai

Alarmed at ballooning waistlines in a region where fast food is common and comfortable outdoor exercise is not, the local government is offering citizens a gram of gold for each kilogram they lose by Aug. 16.
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Is It Time To See Each Other's Tears?

NPR's Michel Martin says Americans sometimes have an empathy gap when it comes to other people's pain.
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The Politics Of Abortion Rights And Restrictions

States across the country are passing new abortion laws. But how are those laws implemented and what will they do? Host Michel Martin speaks with Pulitzer Prize-winning columnist Connie Schultz, and Serrin Foster of Feminists for Life, about the current state of the abortion debate.
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How Did Zimmerman Trial Interviewees Come Across On TV?

After television appearances from Rachel Jeantel and Juror B37, the Zimmerman verdict is leading the conversation in this week's Beauty Shop. Host Michel Martin is joined by Clutch Magazine's Danielle Belton, PJ Media's Bridget Johnson, and The Root.com's Keli Goff.
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How To Make A Congressman Sweat

An ambitious challenger has raised eyebrows with the amount of money he's already raised against California Rep. Mike Honda. The race is a test of generational and stylistic differences within the Democratic Party.
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Police May Know Exactly Where You Were Last Tuesday

Police have scanned millions of license plates around the country and can save the data on vehicle locations for later use. It's a helpful tool for policing, but critics say it's a threat to privacy.
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4 Zimmerman Jurors: Juror B37 Does Not Speak For Us

The jurors said the death of a teenager "weighed heavily on our hearts." But they did what the "law required."
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Lawyer: Snowden Could Leave Moscow Airport Within A Week

The news comes a day after Edward Snowden applied for temporary asylum in the country and just after Russian President Vladimir Putin said U.S.-Russian relations are more important than the Snowden case.
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Holder: It's Time To Examine 'Stand Your Ground' Laws

U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder was speaking at the NAACP's annual convention in Orlando, Fla., a short distance from where unarmed black teenager Trayvon Martin was shot and killed last year. More than two dozen states have laws that allow people to use deadly force to defend themselves if they believe they are under attack.

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