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Monday Night Marked By Redskins Name Debate

The Oneida Nation wants the Washington Redskins to change their name and mascot - and they're hoping sports fans will help sway team owners. Host Michel Martin talks with Oneida Nation representative Ray Halbritter.
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Angry Asian Man Not So Angry

The Angry Asian Man isn't always angry. Mostly he just wants to catch people's attention. Host Michel Martin speaks with blog creator Phil Yu about the blog's unexpected growth and some of the biggest issues facing Asian-Americans today.
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Luxury Retailer Neiman Marcus Sells For $6 Billion

Two large investors — Ares Management LLC and the Canada Pension Plan Investment Board — have reached a deal to purchase Neiman Marcus, Inc., for $6 billion, the companies said Monday. The two buyers will hold equal shares of Neiman, which is based in Dallas.
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Are You Ready For Some Controversy? The History Of 'Redskin'

With the start of a new football season comes the renewal of the debate over the Redskins' controversial name. Writer Lakshmi Gandhi takes us through the convoluted history of the word "redskin."
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How Does A 107-Year-Old Die In A Police Shootout? Details Emerge

Monroe Isadore had been asked to move out of an Arkansas home and into an apartment, his roommate says. The roommate, Pauline Lewis, says the centenarian was very angry.
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Sailor Proposes To Girlfriend Among Flash Mob Dancers

Michael Turner wanted to propose to Jamie Story before he was deployed so he invited her to dinner in Virginia Beach, Va. According to the Virginian-Pilot, that's when the flash mob appeared. Turner arranged for 50 dancers to do synchronized steps on the street as he proposed. She said, "Yes."
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U.S. Ambassador Samantha Power Presses For Strikes On Syria

As the White House begins a major public and private effort to rally support for U.S. military action in Syria, Steve Inskeep talks to Samantha Power, the U.S. ambassador to the United Nations. She is one of the architects of the White House policy on Syria.
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Congress Returns Facing Work Besides Syria Resolution

When Congress left on its August break five weeks ago, members knew they had a string of fiscal deadlines coming up upon their return — from the budget bill funding the government to a debt ceiling increase. The Syria debate has overshadowed all of that.
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Rep. Cole Weighs In On Syria Resolution

The White House is pursuing a major effort to persuade members of Congress to support a military strike in Syria. Estimates show the number of House members publicly against a strike near an outright majority. Renee Montagne talks to Republican Rep. Tom Cole of Oklahoma who is opposed to military action.
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Pentagon Prepares For Strikes On Syria

President Obama has asked Congress for the authority to attack, citing evidence that Syria's government used chemical weapons against its own people. Planners must tailor strikes that are not too aggressive to satisfy legislators who don't want the Syria crisis to escalate. But they must develop plans that would be robust enough to make a difference in the war to satisfy others.

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