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Town Board In N.Y. Revises Booing Ban

The town board in Riverhead, New York, made news by banning people from booing at their meetings. Apparently this met with criticism, since Newsday reports they have revised the rule.You may boo at meetings, but there's still a prohibition against disruptive behavior.
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Petition Calls On Congress To Dress Like NASCAR Drivers

The idea surfaced at a web page that lets you petition the White House. Most race drivers wear outfits covered with the names of sponsors. This plan would require lawmakers to be covered with patches announcing the names of their major donors.
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Chicago Teachers, Parents Riled By Plan To Close 54 Public Schools

The Chicago public school district says closing underutilized facilities would free up resources as it faces a $1 billion shortfall. But parents and the teachers union say the plan will endanger children, and they plan to fight to keep the schools open.
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What Does It Mean To Be A Woman In The U.S. Military?

This week on Morning Edition, we've been hearing from women who have served on the battlefield and on bases here at home. In the final report in the series, we learn more about women and identity in the military.
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'You Gotta See' Kentucky's Locker Room

Lexington, Ky., is one of four sites where the NCAA men's basketball tournament is being played. The visiting teams have been amazed by the locker suite. The $3.1 million facility was paid for with private donations.
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Census Bureau: Americans Burdened By High Debt

The Census Bureau is out with a new report on the debt and wealth of Americans. It shows the economic turmoil of the past decade shredded the financial fortunes of many Americans. The report shows debt burdens higher and wealth lower than in the year 2000.
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GOP Encouraged To Shift Immigration, Gay Marriage Positions

National attitudes and electoral demographics are changing so fast on issues like gay marriage and immigration that the GOP is struggling to keep up without alienating its social conservative base.

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