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Ricin Suspect Dutschke Makes A Quick Visit To Federal Court

J. Everett Dutschke, 41, is accused of sending tainted letters to President Obama and other government officials. Dutschke was arrested Saturday, several days after another Mississippi man, former suspect Paul Kevin Curtis, was released.
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Jazz Diva Jane Monheit Gets To The Heart Of The Matter

Growing as a musician is often a balancing act of challenging yourself without alienating your fans. For jazz diva Jane Monheit, maturity has given her singing new depth, and has given her new confidence as a performer. Guest host Celeste Headlee speaks with the Grammy nominated vocalist about her latest album The Heart of the Matter.
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Could Immigration Reform Plan Hurt Black Workers?

A bi-partisan Senate immigration policy plan has won support of many key political leaders. But some within the African-American community say it could hurt low wage black workers. Guest host Celeste Headlee discusses the issue with Harry Holzer of Georgetown University; and Lesley Jordan, a food industry worker from Los Angeles.
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Behind The Curtain Of 'Disgraced'

A play that tackles Islamophobia and questions of Muslim-American identity recently won the Pulitzer Prize for drama. The play is Disgraced, by first-time playwright Ayad Akhtar. He talks with guest host Celeste Headlee about his play and the significance of the award.
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I Would Have Stopped Him, 'Misha' Says Of Bombing Suspect

Some of Tamerlan Tsarnaev's relatives have alleged that a mysterious man may have turned him toward radical Islam. That man — known as Misha — has told a writer for The New York Review of Books that he'd had no contact with the bombing suspect for three years and that "I wasn't his teacher."
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States Question What To Do With Surging Tax Revenue

After at least three years of red ink, most states have budget surpluses. It's a sign of a recovering economy, and leaves states with a new dilemma — how best to spend the money?
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Sen. Manchin Says Background Checks Bill Will Pass Next Time

The West Virginia Democrat says there was "some confusion" about the gun legislation when it failed to get enough votes in the Senate. So he's going to reintroduce the bill. It would expand background checks to sales made at gun shows and online.
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Blazing The Trail For Female Programmers

Only about 20 percent of all computer programmers are women, but one pioneering CEO is trying to change that. Blazing Cloud's Sarah Allen hopes that making women in the field more visible to each other will help young women see a path for themselves in this fast-growing profession.
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Gunmaker Says Colorado's New Laws Will Send It Packing

With several gun control measures now law in Colorado, four gun-related companies say they will make good on plans to move some or all of their operations out of the state. Hunting outfitters are also worried about fallout from a boycott by out-of-state clients.

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