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Is Early Voting A 'Quiet Revolution?'

Millions of voters across the country could cast their ballots before Election Day. Some experts say early voting could have a disproportionate impact on certain voting blocs. Host Michel Martin discusses the issue with Professor Paul Gronke, founder of the Early Voting Information Center, and Republican strategist Lenny McAllister.
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Equal Pay For Equal Work: Not Even College Helps Women

A new study from the American Association of University Women finds new female college graduates educated the same as men and who have similar professional opportunities earn 82 cents to every dollar a male graduate earns.
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After Shark Kills Surfer, Central California Beach Closed

The man's death came two years and a day after a teenager was killed by a shark along the same stretch of the coast. Tip No. 1 if you're in the water and a shark comes by: "Swim calmly toward shore."
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What We Say About Our Religion, And What We Do

A recent Pew survey found that an unprecedented one in five Americans now say they are not affiliated with any religious denomination. Or, looked at another way, nearly four out of five identify with an organized faith. Research also shows those Americans overstate how often they go to church by about half.
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Resorts Try To Lure Skiers Back After Last Year's Bust

There's a palpable anxiety in mountain resort towns this fall. After last season's abysmal skiing and snowboarding revenues, these towns are counting on heavy snow this year to make up for the loss. Now, analysts say without early snow, resorts may suffer a "hangover" from last year's disappointment. Luke Runyon reports for Aspen Public Radio.
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Ct. Town Makes Deal In Police Profiling Case

The town of East Haven, Ct., has reached a proposed agreement with the U.S. government to settle claims that police discriminated against Latinos there. Citizens accused the police of excessive force, intimidation and unlawful search and seizure.
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Tough Times For Girls In Juvenile Justice System

A new report says that while girls still lag far behind boys in the juvenile courts, the justice system is failing to take into account their physical and emotional needs. Most girls are locked up for crimes such as running away, school absences or even violating curfew — things that aren't even offenses for adults.

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