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Looking Ahead: Chris Hedges On Poverty, Politics, U.S. Culture

In the latest installment of our "Looking Ahead" series, Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist and former New York Times Middle East bureau chief Chris Hedges talks about the decisions that led him on his career path, and where he sees the country going in the next decade.
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Source May Have Misled Media About Key Benghazi Email

An ABC News report ignited a firestorm. It added to suspicions that the White House had tried to shape "talking points" about the attack in Libya. The network now says it was told about a key email, but did not see it. And what appears to be the real email isn't as dramatic.
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DOJ Seized Records Because 'Lives Were At Stake.' Really?

The Obama administration is taking heat after the IRS admitted targeting conservative groups for extra scrutiny. Also enraging critics, the Department of Justice seized phone records from the Associated Press. Host Michel Martin talks with two former White House insiders: Republican strategist Ron Christie, and Corey Ealons, of VOX Global.
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Why Redemption Is More Costly For Some Than Others

Second chances are celebrated in the world of politics, and many leaders of high finance survive failure to enjoy lucrative careers. In her regular 'Can I Just Tell You' essay, host Michel Martin shares her thoughts about why so many poor Americans struggle to get second chances after a setback.
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Why Is There So Much Sexual Abuse In The Military?

The Army has announced that a soldier who was coordinating a sexual assault prevention program in Texas is under investigation for "abusive sexual contact." That's fueling a growing debate about sexual assault in the military, and what can be done to stop it. Host Michel Martin talks about the issue in the Beauty Shop roundtable.
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Play Ball: Little Leaguers Get Assist From 'Pitch In' Charity

This year's Little League baseball and softball season is under way — and in the Northeast, some teams and players have taken the field again, despite losing vital equipment to Hurricane Sandy. Many donations were handled by Pitch In For Baseball, which gathered used and new gloves and helmets for the players.
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Breast Cancer, Risk And Women's Imperfect Choices

When Angelina Jolie went public about her preventive mastectomy, women who have struggled with the same tough choices spoke out about the dilemmas of medical choice.
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Boehner: Who's Going To Jail For What IRS Did?

The House speaker says he's not interested in who resigns because the IRS inappropriately singled out some conservative groups for extra scrutiny. He wants to know who's going to be charged with breaking the law.
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Dirty Diapers Pile Up In Portland Recycling Bins: 'It's Not Pretty'

Waste and recycling handlers in Portland, Ore., say they're seeing an unfortunate side effect of the city's reduction in garbage pickups: 120 pounds of dirty diapers a day, tucked into recycling bins.

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