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U.S. Is The World's Largest Producer Of Natural Gas. Here's What That Means

Natural gas has gotten really cheap in the U.S., but your gas bill isn't much lower than it used to be. Also: New factories, less coal and environmental controversy.
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Tough Love And Lessons From 'American Promise' Film

The black male achievement gap has always been a hot-button topic. But a new film - 13 years in the making - attempts to address that issue by chronicling the experiences of two black boys as they navigate a prestigious private school. Host Michel Martin speaks with filmmakers and parents, Joe Brewster and Michèle Stephenson, and their son Idris Brewster, about the film American Promise.
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Post Shutdown: Americans Reassessing Govt. Role

The end of the government shutdown is dominating conversation in Washington, D.C., but how's it playing out across the country? Host Michel Martin catches up with a group of regional newspaper editors for some perspective: Michael Smolens of U-T San Diego, Dana Coffield of The Denver Post, and Christopher Ave of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch.
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Regional Roundtable: News From Outside The Beltway

Host Michel Martin continues her conversation with regional newspaper editors on what news is grabbing their readers' attention.
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Federal Employees Return To Work

Yesterday Congress brought the country back from the brink of defaulting on its debt. Host Michel Martin talks to Joe Davidson of The Washington Post about how federal workers will bring the government back to life.
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A Photographer Turns Her Lens On Men Who Catcall

Social media was abuzz this week with the images of photographer Hannah Price, whose project documents men she encountered on the streets of Philadelphia. In an interview, she talks about the choices and intentions behind the project.
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10 Takeaways From The Fiscal Fight

What we learned: Obama wasn't bluffing, the House GOP is ungovernable and Republicans blew a golden opportunity to direct attention to the botched rollout of the Affordable Care Act.
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Economists: Shutdown Will Shave Half-Percent From Quarterly GDP

Although a debt default has been at least temporarily averted, the knock-on effect for the economy will still bite.
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Thursday Morning Political Mix

Republicans assess gains, damage after Congress approves debt and spending bill, ending crisis that shut down government and pushed nation toward default.
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House Stenographer Seizes Microphone In Bizarre Rant

In one of the strangest moments of a strange few weeks on Capitol Hill, the House stenographer launched a tirade about God, the Constitution and Freemasonry

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