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Basic School Supplies, Glue Sticks, Tablets?

As the school year gets underway, a lot of students are getting their hands on a host of new technology in their classrooms. But some schools are struggling to access basic supplies, let alone the latest and greatest devices. Host Michel Martin looks at technology in the classroom with Charles Best, founder of DonorsChoose.org.
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Jorge Ramos: Debate Commission Stuck In 1950s

This year's presidential debates have no Latino moderators on the slate. So one network is taking matters into its own hands. Univision's Jorge Ramos is set to moderate discussions with each of the major party presidential candidates. He tells host Michel Martin it's time for the Commission on Presidential Debates to move into the 21st century.
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Is The Black Middle Class Disappearing?

Steven Gray is a young, ambitious African-American journalist. But he's struggling to find a job, he feels himself slipping out of the middle class, and he says he's not the only one. Host Michel Martin speaks with Gray about his recent article in Salon.com, where he says the black middle class is vanishing.
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U.S. Embassy Attacks In North Africa Reverberate On White House Campaign

The death of the U.S. ambassador to Libya and three other Americans at the hands of extremists there quickly became an issue in the 2012 presidential race. Republican Mitt Romney accused the administration of making an "apology for America's values," and of sending "mixed messages to the world."
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McDonald's Adds Calorie Counts And Maybe Grilled McNuggets To Menu

McDonald's moves ahead of the pack to place prominent calorie counts on its menu boards and rethinks those fried chicken nuggets kids love. It's part of a broader move the company is making to address health concerns.
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Slain U.S. Ambassador Chris Stevens Thrived On Tough Assignments

The ambassador always wanted to get out of the embassy and experience events firsthand. Stevens spent much of his career in North Africa and was thrilled to be in Libya at this crucial time in its history.
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Attack In Libya Threatens To Upset U.S. Ties

Ambassador Chris Stevens died Tuesday after an angry mob descended on the U.S. consulate in Benghazi in protest of an amateur American film that mocks Islam. The U.S. Embassy in Egypt was also attacked, and security is on high alert in both countries.
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Striking Chicago Teachers And City Still 'Miles Apart' On Contract

The union president says the two sides have made incremental progress but no deal was in sight as teachers continued to man the picket lines.

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