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Girls Charged For Cyber-Bullying Girl Who Committed Suicide

In Florida, authorities have arrested two girls — ages 12 and 14 — and charged them with felonies in the suicide death of a 12 year old. The sheriff says the accused cyber-bullied the girl for months before she took her own life.
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Here's A Reason To Love Disco Again: Stopping Food Waste

Wednesday is World Food Day, an occasion meant to strengthen the commitment to end global hunger. Across Europe, activists are throwing disco soup parties to turn leftover food into delicious food to give to the hungry. And as the name suggests, there's music, too.
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Family Caregiving Can Be Stressful, Rewarding And Life-Affirming

Taking care of an aging relative is often portrayed as a angst-laden misery. But the evidence on that is all over the map. A new study says that family caregivers actually live longer than their noncaregiving counterparts. Looking after someone with dementia can be stressful, but that's not always the case.
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Why U.S. Taxpayers Pay $7 Billion A Year To Help Fast-Food Workers

Fifty-two percent of low-wage fast-food workers rely on public assistance programs like food stamps and Medicaid just to make ends meet, a fresh analysis finds. Many are adults supporting families. But some conservative economists say raising the minimum wage to $15 — as protesters are demanding — wouldn't help matters.
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Good Cop, Bad Cop Routine Gets A Result For Obama And Reid

The two Democrats played the routine where one officer offers the suspect a cup of coffee and the other smacks it from the suspect's lips. Reid, of course, is the smacker.
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The 1973 Arab Oil Embargo: The Old Rules No Longer Apply

The embargo led to long gas lines and shaped U.S. foreign policy to this day. However, the world energy market has changed dramatically over the past four decades, and the U.S. now gets less than 10 percent of its oil from the Middle East.
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Innovation: A Portable Generator Charges Devices With Fire

The FlameStower can cook a pot of rice and charge a cellphone at the same time. This innovation has the potential to bring power to people in developing countries who have cellphones but not electricity.
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Do Bob Filner Or Christine Beatty Have Any Defenders?

Former San Diego Mayor Bob Filner pleaded guilty this week to several charges stemming from allegations against him of sexual harassment. Meanwhile, the mistress of former Detroit mayor Kwame Kilpatrick has told all to Essence magazine. The ladies of the Beauty Shop weigh in on hot topics of the week.
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Staying Put: Why Income Inequality Is Up And Geographic Mobility Is Down

Most migration is driven by economics, but Americans are no longer packing up their bags in search of a better life. Journalist Timothy Noah tells host Michel Martin why income inequality is up and geographic mobility has gone down.
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Michel Martin's Movie Suggestions For Politicians

Some politicians and commentators amp up their rhetoric at the expense of the facts. In her regular "Can I Just Tell You" essay, host Michel Martin suggests that they get a reality check... at the movies.

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