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Think Your Job's Hard? Try Being A Congressional Spy Watcher

Keeping tabs on the arm of government that constantly invokes national security to justify its opaqueness can be a frustrating experience for members of Congress.
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Australian General's Frank Talk On Sexual Abuse Wins Fans

Disgusted by reports that members of the Australian Army emailed videos and pictures that degrade women, the service's leader says its time to change. "If you're not up to it, find something else to do with your life," Lt. Gen. David Morrison says.
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When People Make Their Own Banks

An ex-con lends money to people in need; a group of friends creates a savings club. Even without banks, people often figure out how to get the money they need, when they need it.
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Nudging Detroit: Program Doubles Food Stamp Bucks In Grocery Stores

Incentive programs that double the value of food stamp dollars spent at farmers markets have been hailed as one of the most effective ways to encourage healthful eating and support local farmers. The flaw: Most people don't shop at farmers markets. So a new program will soon pilot the concept at three grocery stores in Detroit.
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Why Partisans Can't Kick The Hypocrisy Habit

On issues such as foreign policy, the economy and NSA snooping, people tend to back policies based on where their party stands, rather than holding fast to deep-seated beliefs. When party control switches, so do their positions.
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Kanye: 'Complete Awesomeness' Or Completely Overrated?

Rapper Kanye West drops a new album next week. But a New York Times interview has left some people asking whether the self-proclaimed 'Louis Vuitton Don' is a musical genius, a bizarre narcissist, or a bit of both? Host Michel Martin checks-in with the Barbershop guys.
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Pulitzer Winner's Personal Film About Being Undocumented

Jose Antonio Vargas was part of a Pulitzer-prize winning team of journalists, but he was also hiding a secret. In 2011, he revealed that he was an undocumented immigrant. Host Michel Martin speaks with Vargas about his new film Documented that follows the immigration debate through his own experience.
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Orthodox Jews Gear Up For First Women Leaders

Breaking the norms of faith isn't always easy — especially for Orthodox Jews. But Ruth Balinsky Friedman wants to take up the traditionally male-dominated role of faith leader. She speaks with host Michel Martin about what a woman can bring to the position.
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Sanford Under The Spotlight As Trial Begins

Sanford Under The Spotlight As Trial Begins The national media has descended on the town of Sanford, Florida, for the trial of George Zimmerman. He's the man accused of murdering teenager Trayvon Martin. Host Michel Martin speaks with Sanford Mayor Jeff Triplett to find out how emotions are running in his town.

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