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Relishing The Heat, Never Cowering From Thunder

NPR's Mike Pesca talks to host Rachel Martin from Miami, where he's covering the NBA finals. The series is 1-1, and now it moves from Oklahoma City, where the Thunder had home court advantage over to Miami, for the next three games.
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Campaign Ads Target Latinos As A Key Issue Looms

Barack Obama got overwhelming support from Latino voters in 2008, helping him win the White House. Mitt Romney hopes to hold down that margin this year. So both campaigns are targeting Latino voters in TV ads. But how will Obama's halt to some deportations affect the campaigns' messages about immigration?
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Like Good Bourbon, Magazine Is A Sip Of The South

Up-and-coming Garden & Gun showcases fine Southern living in a way backers say had been lacking. The magazine also holds events so readers can live out the "G&G experience," which critics say is more elitist than representative of the South as a whole.
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Frontlines Of Fatherhood: Catching Up After War

This Father's Day, members of the 182nd National Guard regiment are home with their families. But in the year they were in Afghanistan, there was a lot they missed. "Overnight, your lives have changed," one soldier says. "Your son has grown up one year, and you kind of have to catch up."
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States Stake Claim On Sir Francis Drake's Landing

More than 400 years ago, Sir Francis Drake became the first British explorer to make contact with Native Americans on what is now the American West Coast. The question is where? Oregon or California? The National Park Service is poised to officially recognize one state's claim.
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Raucus Iowa Convention May Signal What's To Come

The fireworks at Saturday's Republican State Convention started early and burst throughout the day. Many longtime party activists say Rep. Ron Paul's supporters are taking over the party, and the friction showed. If the event is any indication, Mitt Romney might not get a drama-free national convention.
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State Of The Unions: Labor And The Middle Class

For many full-time employees in the United States, the five-day work week, paid overtime and holidays are expected benefits. This wasn't always so, and many workers' benefits today are the achievements of past labor union efforts. But unions in many states are now on the defense, and if they go, where does that leave the middle class?

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