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GOP Pollster: What Went Wrong, And Why

In a report about the post-shutdown political environment, a prominent Republican pollster finds the GOP brand has taken a huge hit over the past month.
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5 Things To Know About The NSA's Surveillance Activities

Leaks by Edward Snowden, the former National Security Agency contractor, revealed the agency was monitoring vast amounts of telephone and Internet conversations both in the U.S. and around the world. The revelations have sparked a debate over the scope of the NSA's activities and whether they are legal.
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Marketing To Latinos: 'We Don't Fit Into A Box'

Latinos are one of the fastest growing segments of the population, but marketers aren't always keeping up with them. Host Michel Martin speaks with Chiqui Cartagena, the Vice President of Corporate Marketing at Univision, and author of Latino Boom II.
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Belafonte And MLK Family Take Memorabilia Dispute To Court

Musician and social activist Harry Belafonte is suing the family of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., over documents he claims were given to him by the civil rights leader. Host Michel Martin talks to Pulitzer Prize-winning MLK biographer David Garrow about the case.
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Grambling Football Strike: Do College Athletes Have Rights?

Football players at Grambling State University in Louisiana refused to play this past weekend, complaining about unsanitary facilities and unsafe equipment. Host Michel Martin talks more about the issue with The Root's Corey Dade, who used to play football at Grambling, and The Nation's Dave Zirin.
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What Latinos Want From Immigration Reform

President Obama recently announced that he would be turning his attention to immigration reform. But what's a realistic expectation, and what are immigrant communities really hoping for? Host Michel Martin talks with Fernando Espuelas of Univision, and Eduardo De Souza, a soccer coach at Longwood University.
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Debate: Should The U.S. Break Up Big Banks?

In the years since lawmakers bailed out the financial system in 2008, have we moved beyond "too big to fail"? Or would taxpayer money still have to come to the rescue in another financial crisis? A group of experts debates the wisdom of breaking up the largest banks for Intelligence Squared U.S.
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6 1/2 Year Sentence For 'I Killed A Man' YouTube Confessor

Matthew Cordle confessed online to driving drunk. A man was killed in the accident he caused. Cordle's video went viral. On Wednesday, he received less than the maximum sentence of about eight years in prison.
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Court Papers Link One Tsarnaev Brother To Previous Murders

Tamerlan Tsarnaev died after a gun battle with police. A friend, who's also now dead, told investigators that Tsarnaev was involved in a 2011 triple murder. Tsarnaev and his brother Dzhokhar are the lone suspects in last April's bombings at the Boston Marathon.
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Wednesday Morning Political Mix: Troll, Trial, Tribulation

President Obama and Republicans feeling the heat, as bad news about the administration's health care rollout piles up, and the GOP continues to assess damage from its role in the government shutdown. Elsewhere, Detroit watches a bankruptcy trial.

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