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NFL's Ayanbadejo On Offensive For Gay Marriage

The NFL's Brendon Ayanbadejo has gone to three Pro Bowls and is a star on the field. But when he recently spoke out in favor of gay marriage, a prominent critic told him to stop talking and focus on football. Ayanbadejo joins host Michel Martin to talk about why he's committed to defending same-sex marriage.
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William Julius Wilson: Ending Poverty Is Possible

The Census Bureau announced that 15 percent of Americans lived in poverty in 2011 — a slight drop from the year before. But income disparities continue to grow. Host Michel Martin talks with Harvard Professor William Julius Wilson, author of the 1987 book The Truly Disadvantaged: The Inner City, the Underclass, and Public Policy.
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More Clues, Questions About Director Of Anti-Islam Film

The past 24 hours have produced a few answers — but many more questions — about the anti-Islam film that became a flashpoint across North Africa and the Middle East this week. The true identity of the director remains unknown, but it seems certain that his name isn't Sam Bacile.
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Tell Us More: Twitter Education Forum

Join Tell Me More's education conversation on Twitter today, using #npredchat.
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Freedom Soda: New York's Ban On Big Sodas Hits Us Where We're Human

People are taking the New York City's proposed big soda ban to heart because it goes after our food. And cultural anthropologists say we have strong attachments to what we consider food — and we don't like it taken away.
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Man Tries To Pay For Beer With Bartender's Card

A man in Florida bellied up to the bar for a beer at The Clevelander. But when he handed over his card, his credit was no good. Turns out, the card he was attempting to use belonged to the very man serving him his drink.
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A $17 Million Vegas Buffet

Caesars Palace just spent $17 million on a new buffet, featuring hundreds of high-end food items.
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NYC To Vote On Controversial Sugary Drinks Ban

The New York City Board of Health is set to vote Thursday on Mayor Michael Bloomberg's controversial plan to ban large sugary drinks. The beverage industry is mounting a fierce campaign against the ban. But public health experts say it's a good first step to combat rising obesity rates.

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