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New Chief: NAACP Is Oldest And Best Civil Rights Organization

The nation's oldest civil rights organization, will begin its annual convention this week under new leadership. Civil rights attorney Cornell William Brooks shares his vision for the organization.
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From Middle-Class To Poverty In A Mercedes

Darlena Cunha sparked a heated debate online when she wrote about driving a luxury car to pick up her WIC benefits. Host Michel Martin talks to Cunha about her piece and the reaction to it.
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Anthony Mackie: Marvel Brings Humanity To Its Characters

Step aside Steve Rogers, the Falcon is the new Capt. America. Anthony Mackie plays Falcon in Captain America: The Winter Soldier and he talks to about the character's cultural significance.
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Appeals Court Upholds Overturning Of Oklahoma Same-Sex-Marriage Ban

The ruling of the 10th Circuit Court of Appeals in Denver mirrors the same court's decision regarding a gay-marriage ban in Utah.
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Half Of Texas Abortion Clinics Close After Restrictions Enacted

Many clinics closed because of a new requirement that doctors at those clinics obtain admitting privileges at hospitals near the clinics. Many doctors couldn't comply.
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Q&A: Designing Playful Learning Spaces

An exhibit designer at the Boston Children's Museum says kids are 'natural scientists,' and she wants to create experiences that cater to that.
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Wildfires Force Evacuation Of Towns, Hospital In Washington State

Pateros, a town of about 650 residents in north central Washington, emptied out Thursday night as wildfires continued to grow. One resident described it as looking like "the caldron of hell."
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Reminder: Better Pay Your Trash Bill

A customer of trash hauler in Red Wing, Minn., hadn't paid so an employee dumped almost 2 tons of garbage on his driveway. Paul's Industrial Garage has been fined for illegal dumping.
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Police Chief Lessons Gave Kerlikowske Insight Into Protesters

New commissioner of U.S. Customs and Border Protection Gil Kerlikowske talked to Steve Inskeep in his first extended interview on the use of force and controversial shootings by the Border Patrol.
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While Campaigning For Other Democrats, Sen. Warren Gains Fans

Senator Elizabeth Warren has had a busy mid-term election season campaigning for Democratic Senate hopefuls — especially women — across the country. Warren has ruled out a presidential run in 2016.

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