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Game Of Change: Pivotal Matchup Helped End Segregated Hoops

Mississippi State University defied its state's unwritten rule of never playing against a team with African-Americans. Its 1963 NCAA tournament match against Loyola University, which had four black players in its starting lineup, became a symbol in the effort to overturn Jim Crow policies.
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How Close Are The NRA And Gunmakers, Really?

Steve Inskeep speaks with Paul Barrett of Bloomberg Businessweek magazine, who has been investigating the relationship between the gun industry and the National Rifle Association. Gunmakers and the gun lobby are often seen as partners, in lock step. But Barrett says the relationship is not always so amicable.
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TSA Under Fire For Allowing Small Knives Onboard

The Transportation Security Administration says starting next month, it's OK to bring small knives aboard passenger jets. The new policy is a result of the agency's shift from focusing on objects that might pose a threat to focusing on people. But many flight attendants, a few airlines and some lawmakers are pushing back against the new policy.
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New York City Hits A New Population Mark, Topping 8.3 Million

New York City's population is at an all-time high, with an estimated 8,336,697 people living in the city, according to the most recent U.S. Census Data. "For the first time since before 1950, more people are coming to New York City than leaving," said Mayor Bloomberg.
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Obama's 'Organizing For Action' Inherited His Campaign's Resources

President Obama spoke Wednesday night to a group of Democratic donors and organizers who attended the first meeting of Organizing for Action. The group is an out growth of his 2008 Obama for America and 2012 Organizing for America.
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Path To Immigration Too Toxic A Topic For Many Republican Politicians

Amid GOP soul-searching over a dismal 2012 election, a consensus has emerged that Republicans must appeal better to Latino voters. The effort has even appeared at the Conservative Political Action Conference, with a panel on immigration reform on Thursday morning.

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