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The State of Indian Country: Global Tribes?

Two days after President Obama's State of the Union address on Tuesday, the president of the National Congress of American Indians held his own address about how tribes across the country are faring. Host Michel Martin speaks with Jacqueline Pata, the group's executive director, to learn more about this year's priorities for Indian Country.
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Why Do People Sympathize With Christopher Dorner?

Medical examiners have identified the remains of Christopher Dorner, the former Los Angeles police officer who allegedly killed four in a revenge-fueled killing spree. Dorner's apparent manifesto revived old criticisms of racism within the police force. Host Michel Martin speaks to NPR's Karen Grigsby-Bates about the LAPD's community relations.
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Who Really Benefits From Raising Minimum Wage?

President Obama argued for raising the minimum wage in his State of the Union address, but will it really help keep up with the cost of living? And the manhunt for Christopher Dorner kept the country on its toes for a week. Now that it's over, what questions remain? Host Michel Martin and the guys weigh in.
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Keeping The Faith In The Catholic Church

Earlier this week, Pope Benedict XVI announced that he would be retiring from his position, but he's not the only prominent Catholic stepping down. Host Michel Martin speaks with top Catholic lobbyist and policy adviser, John Carr, about his own retirement and what's next for him and the Church.
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Attorney Advocates For Poor As Immigration Debate Continues

While lawmakers debate proposals, the demand for immigration attorneys is increasing as people seek information and assistance. Jose Pertierra and his staff field nearly 50 calls a day from immigrants wondering how potential changes will affect them.
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Fried Chicken And Waffles: The Dish The South Denied As Its Own?

Fried chicken and waffles is a delicious combo — but is it a traditional Southern one? A lot of readers objected to the idea that this dish originated in the South. We look into the roots of the dish — and the objections to calling it Southern.
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The 27th Victim: Nancy Lanza Is Subject Of 'Frontline' Documentary

The documentary Raising Adam Lanza seeks a more complete view of Nancy Lanza and her son, a young man who was described as smart and awkward as a teen — and who later killed 27 people in Newtown, Conn. The documentary is built on the work of PBS Frontline and The Hartford Courant.
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In Kansas, A 'Glide Path' To No Income Taxes. Will It Work?

Gov. Sam Brownback plans to get rid of Kansas' income tax and cut the size of state government. Some lawmakers say it's a great experiment that will show that lower tax rates and streamlined bureaucracy can stimulate growth; others are concerned about overreaching.

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