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3 Extradition Cases That Help Explain U.S.-Russia Relations

U.S.-Russian relations suffered a blow when President Obama pulled out of a planned bilateral meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin over the Edward Snowden situation. But the two countries have been here before.
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'Paying Till It Hurts': Why American Health Care Is So Pricey

New York Times correspondent Elisabeth Rosenthal is spending a year investigating why American medical bills are so much higher than in other developed countries. She tells Fresh Air's Terry Gross, "Every part of the [U.S.] system needs to rethink the way it's working."
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Are Race-Based Goals In Education Helpful?

While civil rights groups are critical of Florida's race-based education goals, the policy's defenders argue that it sets ambitious - but realistic - achievement targets. Host Michel Martin talks with Krista Kafer, chief of the policy group Colorado's Future Project.
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Will Changing Cancer Terminology Change Treatment?

Cancer is one of the most frightening diagnosis someone can get, but it might become less common. That's because the National Cancer Institute is asking the medical community to redefine what it calls cancer. Host Michel Martin finds out about the benefits and possible side effects.
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'Orange Is The New Black' Transgender Actress Calls Role 'Complicated'

The Netflix series follows a diverse cast of characters in a women's prison in upstate New York. One of the breakout stars is Laverne Cox, whose character is a transgender inmate. She discusses her role on the show, and her experiences as a black, transgender actress.
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NFL Hall of Famer Cris Carter Owes Everything To Football

Host Michel Martin speaks with Pro Football Hall of Famer Cris Carter about his new book Going Deep: How Wide Receivers Became the Most Compelling Figures in Pro Sports. He talks about why receivers behave badly, his own shortcomings, and why injuries shouldn't scare people away from football.
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Never Too Old To Take Gold

John Tatum might be 94-years-old but that didn't stop him from winning 2 gold medals at the National Senior Games this year. Tell Me More checks in on his success.
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Are Lower School Achievement Levels A Civil Rights Issue?

Does setting lower achievement levels for minorities help or hurt students? Host Michel Martin talks with Jerri Katzerman of the Southern Poverty Law Center. The organization recently filed a civil rights complaint against the Florida Department of Education.
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Freddie Mac Earns $5 Billion In 3 Months; To Pay U.S. $4.4 Billion

Mortgage backer Freddie Mac says it has extended its streak of profitable quarters to seven in a row. The $5 billion in earnings is the second-highest in its history, the company said in its quarterly report Wednesday.
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Gay Couple Asked To Sit In Back Of Bus Gets An Apology

Two men who were holding hands on a bus at the Albuquerque International Sunport have received an apology for the way the driver treated them. "We were just on vacation in New Mexico," Ron McCoy says. "We weren't trying to be Rosa Parks."

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