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Drought Causes Ripple Effect Along Mighty Mississippi River

Low water upstream threatens cargo traffic, and saltwater has encroached on the mouth of the river. Now, officials up and down the river are talking about the need for a comprehensive water resources plan.
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In Night Clubs, The Steps Taken To Prevent Tragic Fires

The deadly nightclub fire in Brazil that claimed more than 230 lives is a tragic addition to an all-too long list of historic incidents. Ray O'Brocki, of the Baltimore Fire Department, explains how night clubs and other high-capacity facilities deal with fire safety.
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War And Foreign Policy Through The Eyes Of Vietnam Veterans

The Senate Foreign Relations Committee confirmed Sen. John Kerry as the next Secretary of State. Former Sen. Chuck Hagel is set to become the next Secretary of Defense. Critics and supporters of the men point to their service in Vietnam as critical qualifications.
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Those 'Hygienic' Toilet Seats At O'Hare May Not Be So Clean

The Chicago Sun-Times went inside the stalls and found that plastic wrappers designed to automatically cover toilet seats were not keeping things spick-and-span. Don't sit down before you hear this news.
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Finding Learning Tools In Digital Footprints

The hours children spend on the internet could have a valuable use — helping educators tailor lesson plans in school? Social media expert Rey Junco tells host Michel Martin about its potential as an education tool in Tell Me More's new series "Social Me."
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Topping College Graduate Rates, Is It Worth It?

President Obama wants the nation to produce 8 million more college graduates by the year 2020. But can it be done, and how much would it cost? Host Michel Martin puts those questions to Anthony Carnevale, Director and Research Professor of the Georgetown University Center on Education and the Workforce.

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