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In Maine, A Gay Candidate With An Uneven Record On LGBT Rights

The state could elect the nation's first openly gay governor this fall. But Mike Michaud only recently came out, and some question whether he deserves the backing of Maine's largest gay rights group.
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Couple Revives Lost Moroccan Fig Liquor, One Bottle At A Time

Jews have made mahia, a spirit made with fermented figs, in Morocco for centuries, but the tradition has all but died out. A New York couple aims to reintroduce the drink that once connected a nation.
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We Asked, You Answered: Going To Extremes To Disconnect On Vacation

Giving up digital devices — even if for just a few hours or days — is a struggle. Whether it was to catch up on the news or peek in on the World Cup, NPR listeners found it tough to kick the habit.
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New Numbers Show Significant Drop In Deportations Of Minors

Using a Freedom of Information Act request, Brian Bennett of the Los Angeles Times recently obtained data on deportations. As Bennett explains to Robert Siegel, the numbers show that deportations of minors have dropped significantly since 2008.
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A Red July 4th Weekend Leaves Dozens Of Casualties In Chicago

A bloody Fourth of July weekend left 60 people shot in Chicago, nine of them fatally, since Thursday afternoon. Many of the weekend's shootings occurred in the city's South Side neighborhoods.
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More Than 50 People Were Shot In Chicago Over The Holiday Weekend

The Chicago Tribune called it "the greatest burst of gun violence Chicago has seen this year." The number of shootings in the city has risen since last year even as the homicide rate has fallen.
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Asian-American Leadership Programs Tackle The 'Bamboo Ceiling'

The programs aim to address a lack of Asian-American representation among top executives by highlighting the cultural tendencies of American workplaces.
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Sandwich Monday: The Deep-Fried Grilled Cheese

For this week's Sandwich Monday, we try an update to a sandwich classic: the grilled cheese, breaded and deep-fried.
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In California Town, Protests Shed Light On National Immigration Debate

Residents of Murrieta, California blocked buses of undocumented immigrants, forcing them to go to another town. Host Michel Martin learns more about the protests and the influx of immigrants.
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Will You Ride The World's Tallest Water Slide?

It's like sliding off the top of a 15-story building on nothing more than an air mattress. The giant Verrückt water slide stands at 168 feet tall.

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