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City Life Snapshot: Pullman Rail Car

In this City Life Snapshot from Chicago, we board a Pullman Rail Car that regularly makes the trip to New Orleans and back. Head Steward Rick Hansen gives us a tour.
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Retired Marine General Target Of Leak Investigation

The former vice chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff is a target of an investigation into the leak of classified information. Justice Department officials tell NPR that retired Marine Gen. James Cartwright has been told he's being investigated as part of a probe into the disclosure of a U.S. role in a covert cyber attack against an Iranian nuclear facility. That information was disclosed in a New York Times article in 2012.
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At Trial, Witness Says Zimmerman Acted In Self-Defense

A key witness for the prosecution in the George Zimmerman trial took the stand on Friday. Neighbor John Good is the only person to have seen the fight between Zimmerman and 17-year-old Trayvon Martin. Zimmerman shot and killed Martin. Good testified it appeared Martin was on top of Zimmerman, straddling him and that Zimmerman was the person calling for help.
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Lack Of Video Kills Media Buzz At Whitey Bulger Trial

It's emotional, high-stakes and dramatic. But the trial of reputed mobster James Whitey Bulger now ongoing in federal court in Boston, is not being recorded or televised, so the drama is harder to come by for anyone not inside the courtroom.
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After Midnight, Night Owls Gorge, Piling On The Calories

People who were forced to stay up until the wee hours in a sleep lab ate food packing more than 500 extra calories. For people who regularly miss out on sleep, these late-night calories can really add up.
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Bikini Baristas And Sexist Sausages: Food Marketing Gone Wrong

In over-caffeinated Washington state, police have raided a chain of coffee stands where the scantily clad baristas were allegedly serving up way more than espressos. Meanwhile, in Germany, a plan to serve up "his and her" bratwurst proves sexist and ham-headed.
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Explaining Justice Kennedy: The Dignity Factor

The term "dignity" appears no less than nine times in the Supreme Court's landmark opinion overturning the 1996 law blocking federal recognition of gay marriage. It's a familiar concept in Justice Anthony Kennedy's writing.
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Culture Clash Between Africans And African-Americans?

It's a special Africa-themed Barbershop this week. Host Michel Martin checks in with the guys to get their take on President Obama's visit, the culture clash between Africans and African-Americans, and the life of Nelson Mandela.
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Love Lost Between Africa And President Obama?

President Obama continues his weeklong trip in Africa. Host Michel Martin speaks to Africa expert Howard French, of Columbia University, about the significance of the visit and whether Africa's love affair with President Obama is waning.
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Can Africa Manage Its Own Growth?

Africa may be seeing lots of economic growth, but one group says there aren't enough business leaders to manage it. That's something the African Management Initiative is trying to change. Host Michel Martin finds out how it plans to train one million managers over the next decade.

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