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Are There Really More Black Men In Prison Than College?

Activists, filmmakers, and even the president invoke the conventional wisdom that there are more black men in prison than in college. Ivory Toldson, a professor at Howard University, says that's a myth; he explains his findings to host Michel Martin.
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Retirement Gone Wrong? How Seniors Can Dig Out Of Debt

Older middle-class Americans are now carrying more credit card debt than younger Americans, according to the AARP. Host Michel Martin speaks with certified financial planner Steve Repak, about ways for seniors to ease the burden.
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Is American Daycare ... Hell?

Millions of parents drop their children at daycare in the morning and hope they'll be safe. But high quality daycare is hard to find, and hard to afford. Host Michel Martin discusses whether American daycare is in crisis with three parents: The New Republic's Jonathan Cohn; The Washington Post's Brigid Schulte and regular contributor Dani Tucker.
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Second Child Of Philadelphia Faith-Healing Couple Dies

An infant belonging to the couple has died four years after the pair were convicted for not seeking medical attention for a two-year-old son in 2009.
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Wall Street Anxious Over Apple First-Quarter Earnings

Investors have cooled on the once high-flying tech leader, and its share price has plummeted in recent months.
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Poll: Public Expects Attacks, But Boston Doesn't Add To Fear

Most Americans have said for the past decade or so that there would more occasional acts of terrorism in the U.S. The bombings at the Boston Marathon, according to Pew Research Center polling, has underscored that view. But Americans seem to have accepted this as part of life.
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Early Thinking: Boston Suspects Were Working On Their Own

Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, 19, remains hospitalized. Investigators say he has been giving them some information. But the picture of what he and his now-dead older brother, Tamerlan, allegedly did could change as the investigation continues. Dzhokhar could get the death penalty if convicted.
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Newspaper Takes The Pulse Of San Diego Coffee Culture

The Espresso, a San Diego newspaper for "cafe society," documents the local coffee shop scene with juicy vignettes in a gossip column. Publisher John Rippo says he's inspired by European periodicals written for the cafe intelligentsia.
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Journey Of A Specialty Coffee Bean, From Cherry To Cup

That tasty cup of java from your favorite gourmet coffee shop began life on a farm thousands of miles away. Farmers who cater to the specialty coffee market compete on quality. And some use the higher prices their beans fetch to reinvest in their businesses and improve conditions for workers.
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Father Saves Boy From Alligator Attack, With A Stranger's Help

A 6-year-old boy's day off from school Friday left him with a vivid story to tell his classmates, after he was seized — and eventually released — by an alligator in South Florida. The attack occurred at a wildlife refuge where the boy's father had taken his son for a canoe ride.

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