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Texas Politics To Be Lone Star Of New HBO Series

A new HBO drama, God Save Texas, is set to take the chaos and color of the Texas political scene to the small screen.
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Dad Catches Rockies' Home Run With One Hand; Baby Is Safe

A San Francisco Giants fan snatched the homer on Father's Day while holding his 1-year-old son. One day earlier, another Giants fan caught a foul ball while also holding a child.
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Remembering The Victories Of The 1964 Civil Rights Act

Law professor Randall Kennedy's memories of the Jim Crow South include his mother packing food to avoid stopping on long trips. He says the symbolism of these little moments is still important today.
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Bon Iver's 'Holocene': A Perfect Song To Write To

Andy Marra writes passionate essays about her experiences as a transgender woman. For the regular segment 'In Your Ear,' she shares some of the jams that help get her thoughts on paper.
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Is Educational Change Coming For Native Americans?

President Obama is promoting new initiatives to improve education for Native American students. Ahniwake Rose, executive director of the National Indian Education Association, has the details.
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Activist Janet Mock: Please Respect Transgender Teens

When singer R. Kelly's teenager revealed himself as a transgender boy, the blogosphere erupted. Writer and activist Janet Mock discusses the do's and don'ts of writing about transgender minors.
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Iraq Violence: Is There an End In Sight?

As the violence in Iraq begins to close in on Baghdad, host Michel Martin learns more about the conflict from The Wall Street Journal's Farnaz Fassihi, and former U.S. interpreter Tariq Abu Khumra.
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Garage Where 'Post' Reporter Met Deep Throat To Be Demolished

The Arlington County, Va., board voted unanimously to approve the plan to demolish two buildings that stand atop the garage where secrets related to the Watergate scandal were revealed.
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Starbucks Will Pay For Employees To Complete College

An online bachelor's degree from Arizona State University for every barista.
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On The Census, Who Checks 'Hispanic,' Who Checks 'White,' And Why

Lots of people who said they were Hispanic on the 2000 Census who changed their answer on the race question in 2010. There are lots of possible reasons: history, geography — even the questionnaire.

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