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A Look At The Nastiest And Cleanest U.S. Beaches

The Natural Resources Defense Council released its annual beach report card, detailing the levels of bacteria measured at beaches across the nation. Several beaches on the East Coast get gold stars..

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Joyous 'Bedlam' Expected When San Francisco Gay Marriages Resume

Who will be presiding over the same-sex marriages that are expected to start up again, perhaps next month? An 80-year-old retired woman, among others.
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Moonshine As Moneymaker? Eastern Tennessee Will Drink To That

Locals in eastern Tennessee have been making moonshine for centuries. But until a few years ago, it was pretty hard for most distillers to do so legally. Now, entrepreneurs have turned their moonshine heritage into a way to boost the local economy and help farmers, too.
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SCOTUS: What Else Happened This Term?

The Supreme Court handed down major decisions on voting rights, affirmative action, and gay marriage. But what about some of the lower-profile rulings this term? Host Michel Martin runs through those cases with Robert Barnes of the Washington Post.
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Learning What Not To Do From Paula Deen

Disgraced TV chef Paula Deen joined the ranks of public figures who've had to apologize for past mistakes. But how does the average person seek forgiveness when they don't have a P.R. team on speed dial? Host Michel Martin speaks with Steven Petrow, etiquette columnist at The New York Times, about apologies.
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A Fond Farewell To Talk Of The Nation

After 21 years on the air, today is the final broadcast of NPR's Talk of the Nation. Host Michel Martin speaks with Neal Conan, the host of the program, about his 12 years in the host chair, and 36 years at the network.
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Obama: NSA Leaker Edward Snowden Has More Documents

President Obama also said he would not "scramble jets to get a 29-year-old hacker." Ecuador, meanwhile, said it would not negotiate with its principles.
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Man Indicted In Scheme To Blackmail Romney Over Tax Returns

The indictment says Michael Mancil Brown of Franklin, Tenn., "falsely stated that he had stolen tax documents for Willard M. Romney and Ann D. Romney for tax years prior to 2010." Brown now faces federal charges of fraud and extortion.
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Same-Sex-Marriage Fight Shifts Back To States

The dual victories the Supreme Court handed to same-sex-marriage supporters Thursday mean Washington will no longer be the focus of the fight. The next gay-rights battles will be over state laws prohibiting same-sex marriage.
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The Wendy Davis Rocket Ride

The Texas lawmaker whose filibuster helped block passage of sweeping abortion restrictions became a national political star overnight. It's an impressive ride for a former single mom who once lived in a trailer park.

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