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Texas Tangled In Hair Braiding Controversy

For women, hair care can be a sensitive issue. But now one woman is picking a fight over hair care with the state of Texas. Host Michel Martin speaks with Isis Brantley who is suing the state for the right to teach hair braiding.
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Comediennes Of Color: 'I Am Funny'

Two comediennes of color, Anjelah Johnson, and Debra Wilson, both formerly of Fox's sketch comedy series MADtv, spoke with Tell Me More host, Michel Martin about the discussion on the lack of diversity at Saturday Night Live.
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Detroit Mayor 'Asked To Save City While Holding Kryptonite'

Election results in Virginia, New York, Detroit, and New Jersey are getting national attention. Host Michel Martin speaks with NPR Senior Washington Editor Ron Elving, and Jerome Vaughn of Detroit's NPR member station WDET, to talk about Tuesday's winners and losers.
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Did Coaches Encourage Incognito's Bullying?

Hazing and bullying are commonly found in schoolyards and fraternities. But pro sports? The NFL is investigating possible harassment within the Miami Dolphins between veteran guard Richie Incognito and offensive tackle Jonathan Martin. Host Michel Martin speaks with sportswriter Kevin Blackistone about the culture of bullying and hazing within the NFL.
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Splattered Flag-Themed Football Uniforms Have Many Seeing Red

Northwestern University plans to use special uniforms at its Nov. 16 game against Michigan. They're supposed to honor the U.S. military and wounded veterans. Critics, though, say the design makes it look as if blood has been splattered across an American flag. That's just wrong, they say.
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7 Election Lessons We Should Have Seen Coming

The premier lessons of Tuesday night's contests ended up being pieces of time-honored wisdom demonstrated anew: Issues matter. Money talks. And polls — including exit polls — can be misleading.
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Astrodoomed? Famed Houston Stadium May Fall To Wrecking Ball

Called the "Eighth Wonder of the World," the Astrodome was the first fully air-conditioned, enclosed and domed stadium. But it hasn't been used for years. Voters rejected a referendum that would have raised money to turn it into a convention center. Now, lawmakers are expected to say the dome should come down.
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Wednesday Political Mix: Post-Vote Coulda, Woulda, Shoulda

A big reelection win for moderate Republican Gov. Chris Christie in New Jersey, and Tea Party loss in Virginia governor's race raise morning-after questions about the path forward for the GOP.
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The Tech Team Podcast, Episode 1: Kids And Technology

If you missed any of our kids and technology coverage last week, now you can listen to all the stories in one podcast.
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Soaring Personnel Costs Threaten Readiness, Hagel Warns

In an interview, the Pentagon chief says adjustments need to be made soon so that spending on health care, retirement benefits and related programs don't leave the nation with "a military that's heavily compensated, but probably a force that's not capable and not ready."

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