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Some Lawmakers Want To Put Politics Aside

You've heard it before: Republicans and Democrats can't work together. Now more than 70 congressional members from both parties are coming together to change that. Host Michel Martin talks with Rep. Reid Ribble (R-WI), and Rep. Jim Cooper (D-TN), about their plan to end the Washington gridlock.
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Remembering Helen Thomas: White House Trailblazer

Legendary White House correspondent Helen Thomas died this past weekend at the age of 92. Host Michel Martin offers a tribute.
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TVs Pose A Danger To Kids, But Not The Way You Might Think

Every 30 minutes a child ends up in the emergency room after being injured by a television. Flat screen TVs aren't necessarily safer, according to a study. They are heavy and perhaps even more likely to tip over than those old tube monsters. Experts say TVs need to be tethered to a wall.
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VIDEO: 'Grandma Drummer' Says She Loves To Play

Mary Hvizda went viral when a Wisconsin drum shop posted video of her wailing away. At first, her identity was a mystery. But now we know who she is — and that while she's not really a grandmother, she does love to rock.
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Search For More Murder Victims Ends In Cleveland

After the discovery of three women's bodies in an East Cleveland neighborhood over the weekend, authorities had feared more remains would be discovered. A suspect in the killings is due in court Monday. Officials say he may have been influenced by a previous serial killer's crimes.
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Detroit's Assets Under Review Amid Crushing Debt

As the city of Detroit pursues its massive bankruptcy and efforts to manage its billions of dollars in debt, many are looking to the city's key assets to see what might be sold.
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The Voting Rights Act: Hard-Won Gains, An Uncertain Future

The Supreme Court overturned a key provision of the civil rights-era legislation in June. Free of past restrictions, some states acted quickly to change their voting laws, and it is now up to Congress to figure out where the act goes from here and how to continue to protect voters from discrimination.
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Military Sexual Assault Bill Would Reassign Authority

New York Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand wants to give independent military prosecutors, rather than commanders, the power to decide which cases should be tried in military court.
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Michigan Governor Doesn't Want Bailout For Detroit

Gov. Rick Snyder tells CBS' Face the Nation that he neither expects the offer of federal financial assistance nor thinks it would be a good idea.
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Police In East Cleveland Discover Bodies Wrapped In Plastic

A 35-year-old man has been arrested in connection with the discovery of the three sets of remains.

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