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Pain, Loss And Tears Come With Medal Of Honor

Staff Sergeant Ty Michael Carter is receiving the nation's highest military honor. He feels privileged, but says "I would never tell any soldier or service member, 'Hey, go out and get the Medal of Honor', because of the amount of pain and loss and tears that has to be shed in order to receive it."
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First Female Member Of New York Stock Exchange Dies

Muriel "Mickie" Siebert bought a seat on the exchange in 1967 and was also the first woman to head one of its member firms. She died Saturday in New York at age 80. The cause was complications of cancer.
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Quitting Your Job For Fantasy Football

Drew Dinkmeyer was an investment analyst. Pretty steady job, right? He left that job - in this economic climate - to become a full-time fantasy sports player.
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Oktoberfest Comes Early

It's August, but you'd be forgiven for thinking it was October. There are masses of Oktoberfest beers and along with pumpkin ales and spice porters. With temperatures still high in most of the U.S., and the official start of fall so far away, why are we seeing so many fall beers on the shelves already? Jacki Lyden
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The Howl Of The Eastern Timber Wolf

For 50 years, people have gathered each summer in Ontario's Algonquin National Park to listen to the wolves. Natasha Haverty went along for this year's howl, joining thousands of tourists who made the trip on the off change of hearing the Eastern Timber Wolf howling in the wild.
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Thousands Gather To Mark '63 Civil Rights March

Tens of thousands turned out on the National Mall on Saturday to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington. NPR's Allison Keyes was there, and reports that though the crowd was more diverse than the one in 1963, the fellowship felt familiar.
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Justice Department Gets Aggressive On Voting Rights

After the Supreme Court threw out a key provision of the landmark 1965 law in June, the DOJ is taking action. This the department sued the state of Texas over its voter ID law. Texas officials immediately denounced the moves as stepping on states' rights. Host Rachel Martin talks to NPR's justice correspondent Carrie Johnson about the case.
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The Longest Mail Route In The Country

Jim Ed Bull is a 72-year-old letter carrier in rural Oklahoma with the a 187.6-mile route — longest in the United States. Bull talks about his route with host Rachel Martin and the truck that carries him across those long stretches of open space.
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Ancient African Religion Finds Roots In America

African-American followers of Yoruba say it offers a spiritual path as well as a sense of cultural belonging. Followers of Yoruba are adapting its teachings to a modern context, while connecting with their heritage.
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Philly Nurse Accused Of Helping Elderly Father Die

A nurse faces trial for allegedly helping her elderly father commit suicide by supplying him with morphine. Advocates argue she's protected if her intent was to relieve pain, even if that hastened death. Host Rachel Martin talks with NPR's Jeff Brady about the details of the case.

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