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As Social Issues Drive Young From Church, Leaders Try To Keep Them

Morning Edition wraps up its weeklong look at the growing number of people who say they do not identify with a religion. In the final conversation, two religious leaders describe what they do to attract young people to the church.
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Latino Voters Urge Obama To Keep Immigration Promise

After turning out in a big way for President Obama in the fall, many Latinos say they want him to do something he did not do in his first term: push hard for and sign a comprehensive immigration overhaul.
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The Moment Race Mattered: A Haunting Childhood Memory

Bernard Holyfield was 5 years old when he learned that skin color made a big difference. He recalls an incident in the early 1960s in Alabama in which a drunken white man approached him and his brother while they were playing on their front lawn.
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Lance Armstrong Admits To Using Performance-Enhancing Drugs

In an interview with Oprah Winfrey, Lance Armstrong said that he blood doped or used banned substances in all of his seven Tour de France victories. He also said he didn't believe that it was possible to win seven titles without using drugs "in that culture."
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Homebuilding Is Booming, But Skilled Workers Are Scarce

More than 2 million construction jobs disappeared during the economic downturn. But now that there are indications the sector is rebounding, the industry is actually experiencing a labor shortage in many parts of the country.
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Aurora Theater's Reopening Sparks Mixed Emotions

The Colorado multiplex where 12 people were killed in July will reopen Thursday night. The private event, for victims' families and first responders, precedes a public reopening Friday. Some victims' families call the reopening insensitive, while others say the community needs to move forward.
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After Years Of Huge Deficits, California Starts To See A Fiscal Turnaround

California's fiscal health is looking better. Gov. Jerry Brown has proposed a budget that will leave the state in the black, which is a big change from previous years. But California's long-term financial outlook still looks bad.
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Many Of Nation's Mayors Receptive To Obama's Ideas On Reducing Gun Violence

The Obama administration pushed forward on its agenda of legislative and executive action to fight gun violence on Thursday. Vice President Joe Biden addressed the U.S. Conference of Mayors, who were a receptive audience.

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