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Black Africans Feeling Left Out

Many African-born immigrants are considered 'African-American,' but with different histories and cultures than we typically associate with black culture in America. Host Michel Martin speaks to writer Wayetu Moore about her recent article, 'How the Africans Became Black.'
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Before Michelle Obama, There Was Ella Jenkins

Singer Ella Jenkins has been entertaining and educating children for more than 50 years. She's been dubbed the 'First Lady of Children's Music' and was honored with a Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award. Host Michel Martin speaks with Ella Jenkins about her career and new album Get Moving with Ella Jenkins.
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Immigration: Did Senators Get It Right?

After years of false starts, national leaders finally seem ready to overhaul the nation's immigration system. A group of bipartisan senators released a new immigration proposal this week and President Obama seemed to endorse it. Guest host Celeste Headlee asks a former immigration official, does the proposal offer real solutions?
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Disgraced Former Gov. Mark Sanford Is Ready To Make Another Move

The former South Carolina governor hopes to make a comeback by winning a special election to his old House seat. He'll have to overcome a large field filled with current officeholders and quasi-celebrities such as Ted Turner's son and Stephen Colbert's sister
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Peace Dove Fights Off Sea Gull At Vatican March

The Caravan of Peace is an annual march at the Vatican. As Pope Benedict looked on, two doves, symbolizing peace, were released into St. Peter's Square. It was beautiful until a sea gull assaulted one of the doves. But the dove fought off the much larger gull.
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Gnomes Allowed To Stay On Utility Poles

About 2,300 tiny painting of gnomes have appeared on utility poles all over Oakland, Calif. Since the little guys showed up last year, full-sized residents got into the spirit — blogging and tweeting new sightings. Pacific Gas and Electric was going to evict the bearded figures but when the anonymous artist appealed, PG&E backed off.

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