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Weighing The Benefits Of Studying Abroad

College students are often urged to take advantage of the opportunity to study abroad. Research by Mark Salisbury, director of Institutional Research and Assessment at Augustana College, shows that meaningful cross-cultural education doesn't always happen.
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Healing The Bay In Santa Monica, Calif.

Every third Saturday hundreds of volunteers show up at designated beaches with buckets in hand prepared to pick up trash.
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Sikh Temple Shooting Felt Across The World

The Sikh temple shooting in Wisconsin shook up the American Sikh community, but it also shocked people in India. The Indian Ambassador to the U.S., Nirupama Rao just returned from Wisconsin, and she's been discussing the tragedy with U.S. officials. Rao talks with host Michel Martin about what role she can play in the aftermath of the shooting.
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It's Not Gold, But Fastest US Texter Wins Big

It may not be an Olympic sport, but Wisconsin teen Austin Wierschke was just named the fastest texter in America. The texting champion was awarded $50,000. Wierschke speaks with host Michel Martin about how he keeps his thumbs in shape.
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How Safe Are Donations To Syrian Rebels?

The U.S. government is not officially aiding rebels in the increasingly bloody civil war in Syria. But the treasury recently allowed a Washington-based group to raise money on behalf of the Free Syrian Army, a coalition of armed rebel groups. Host Michel Martin talks with Brian Sayers of Syrian Support Group about where the donations will go.

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