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What Do Yale Grad Students Want? A Union

Hundreds of graduate assistants at Yale University say they want to be allowed to decide whether to unionize. Grad students at two nearby universities recently won union recognition after two very different types of organizing campaigns.
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Why Michael Sam Might Not Be Drafted

One of the big names at this week's NFL Draft is Michael Sam, the SEC's co-Defensive Player of the Year who came out as gay. Some around the NFL think there's a chance he will go undrafted for reasons other than his sexual orientation.
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Calling Off The Search: The Emotional Toll Of Search-And-Rescue

When a search is halted before everyone is found, search-and-rescue volunteer Shaun Roundy says it stays with him. "Every time you're in that vicinity, you just wonder, where is that person?"
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First Openly Gay Episcopal Bishop Announces Divorce

"My belief in marriage is undiminished by the reality of divorcing someone I have loved for a very long time," Bishop Gene Robinson says.
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Boehner Plays It Loose With His Speakership At Stake

While House Speaker John Boehner is almost certain to win re-election in his suburban Cincinnati district, his prospects of being re-elected as speaker are far less clear.
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Football Team Helps Make One High School Out Of Two

The Cougars are an inner-city football team that defied great odds to win its district championship. NPR's Rachel Martin talks with coach Ed Dunn about a new film that tells the team's story.
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Under Fire, Maryland Dealer Drops Plans To Sell Smart Gun

A Maryland gun shop owner has backed off on a plan to sell the nation's first smart gun after receiving death threats and protests from gun rights advocates.
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Should Doctors Participate In Executions?

The botched execution in Oklahoma last week led to questions about medical oversight during lethal injections. NPR's Rachel Martin talks to Ty Alper, a lawyer who has represented death row inmates.
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The Story Of The Parties' Crucial Appeals To Women In 'She Votes'

NPR's Rachel Martin talks to reporters Tamara Keith and Ailsa Chang about NPR's "She Votes" series, and the critical role women could play in the 2014 midterm elections.
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A Window To Executions: How To Cover Death For A Living

Michael Graczyk has been witnessing and writing about executions in Texas for 30 years as a criminal justice reporter for The Associated Press. One challenge, he says, is not falling into a formula.

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