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Can Online Anonymity Be A Good Thing?

Tell Me More's series "Social Me" takes a look at how the online world is transforming the experience of young people in America. In part one, host Michel Martin talks to social media specialist Rey Junco about the pros and cons of kids creating online identities.
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Rep. Duckworth: About Time For Women In Combat

Host Michel Martin looks at the Pentagon's new policy to open combat positions to women with Representative Tammy Duckworth. The Illinois Democrat lost both her legs as a helicopter pilot in Iraq, and currently serves as a Lieutenant Colonel in the Illinois Army National Guard.
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Corporate Naming Rights For Buildings Proposed

A lawmaker in Washington State has proposed a way to make extra money: sell corporate naming rights to public buildings. It already happens with sports venues: the Mariners play at Safeco Field.
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Happy National Bubble Wrap Appreciation Day

Tissue, shredded paper and pressed packing material have not inspired the kind of adoration that leads to a fan base. But then, none offer the delicious sound and sensation of popping.
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'Path To Citizenship' Part Of Senators' Bipartisan Immigration Plan

Eight senators — four Democrats and four Republicans — are unveiling what they say is a comprehensive immigration overhaul. It would let undocumented immigrants with no criminal records get probationary legal residency if they pay fines and taxes. Full citizenship might come after other reforms.

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It's Splitsville Between GOP & Hillary Clinton; Fox Breaks Up With Sarah Palin

The "affection" Republicans have had for Hillary Clinton the past four years — feelings no doubt expressed in order to contrast how they felt about President Obama — seems to have come to an end, now that she may become their opponent in 2016. And it's also splitsville between Fox and Sarah Palin.
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Beyond Portlandia: Subaru Drives For America's Heartland

The Japanese carmaker aims to expand its markets to other states after much success in the Pacific Northwest and the Northeast. "They don't have to be everything to everyone; they have to be something to someone," says Jake Fisher, director of auto testing at Consumer Reports.
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Google Explains How It Handles Police Requests For Users' Data

For the first time, Google has posted its policies for when it gives up users' information to the government. It's part of a broader company strategy to push for tougher privacy laws.

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