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Thinking Harvard? Ranking System Says Think Again

Washington Monthly magazine is out with a new list of college rankings — and the usual suspects aren't at the head of the class. Host Michel Martin finds out why schools like Texas A&M University are beating out Harvard and Stanford. She speaks with editor Paul Glastris.
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Philly Mayor Michael Nutter Thinks Local At DNC

The Democratic convention has put a spotlight on national politics. But for the nation's mayors, all politics is local. Host Michel Martin speaks with Philadelphia Mayor Michael Nutter, the president of the U.S. Conference of Mayors. He talks about the challenges facing American cities.
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Democrats Pulling No Punches At GOP Rivals

The Democratic National Convention kicked off Tuesday with speeches from San Antonio Mayor Julian Castro and First Lady Michelle Obama. Host Michel Martin discusses how the opening night might have been received by women and Latino voters. She checks in with Democratic strategist Maria Cardona and syndicated columnist Ruben Navarrette.
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The Odd Couple: What Clinton Adds For Obama

Once political enemies, President Obama and Bill Clinton have established a partnership that's becoming a cornerstone of the Obama campaign. Clinton exemplifies perhaps the most crucial political gift that Obama seems to lack.

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Nearly 18 Million U.S. Households Had Trouble Getting Food Last Year

There was a slight increase in the number of households where lack of money or other resources made getting food difficult at times.

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