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The Reselling Of Lance: A Job Too Big Even For Oprah

The rapid rollout of an apology tour that culminates with Thursday's airing of his sit-down with Oprah Winfrey gives us a front-row seat to the workings of the modern-day reputation reset. But just what can the hyperaggressive Lance Armstrong accomplish with this orchestrated stab at humility?
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Does Social Media Encourage Violent Teen Behavior?

The recent rape allegations in Steubenville, Ohio raised concerns among parents about whether social media is encouraging bad and sometimes violent teen behavior. Host Michel Martin explores new media and teens' decisions about risk with a panel of parents.
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Buy Shoes On Wednesday To Save Money

Spending less and saving more are usually at the top of peoples' New Year's resolutions. For Tell Me More's 'Money Coach' series, host Michel Martin talks with Mark Di Vincenzo, author of 'Buy Shoes On Wednesday and Tweet at Four.' He says the trick to getting a good deal is knowing when to shop.
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Ole Miss. Homecoming Queen Rocks Out

Courtney Pearson made history when she became the first black homecoming queen at the University of Mississippi. For Tell Me More's 'In Your Ear' series, she shares the songs that inspired her to go after the crown.
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Has Obama Leveled The Economic Playing Field?

President Obama is less than a week away from being sworn into a second term, but he still has plenty of unfinished business. For the Tell Me More series on unresolved issues, host Michel Martin takes a look at the president's record on creating greater economic opportunities, especially for those at the lower end of the economic ladder.
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House Set For 'Marathon Debate' On Sandy Aid; Final Vote Likely Tonight

Lawmakers aren't expected to be through arguing over amendments and whether some spending should be pared until this evening. Critics say Congress has already waited too long to get money to the states hit hard by Sandy last fall.
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The Politics Of Disaster Aid Are Starting To Shift

The willingness of some House members to vote against providing aid in the wake of Superstorm Sandy reflects a growing desire to take a different approach to the next set of disasters. But critics of the way federal relief is spent are still groping for a way to change it without seeming hard-hearted in the face of tragedy.
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Wal-Mart Offers Veterans Jobs, Expects To Hire 100,000 Over Five Years

The retail giant employs about 1.4 million people in the U.S. Starting Memorial Day, it says it will have jobs for any veteran who has been honorably discharged and applies for work within the first year after going off active duty.

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