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Chicago Teachers Strike Draws National Attention

Audie Cornish speaks with Stephen Sawchuk, assistant editor of Education Week, about the national implications of the Chicago teacher strike.
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Teacher Strike In Chicago Becomes Political

On Monday, Chicago teachers went on strike for the first time in 25 years and left nearly 400,000 students without instructors.
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Romney Might Not Order Total Repeal Of Obamacare

After he repealed Obamacare, how much of it would Mitt Romney restore as president? He has dropped several hints. One concerns a patient's ability to keep coverage for pre-existing conditions, which actually dates back to a 1996 law called the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act, or HIPPA.
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Voting Laws In Several States Remain Unsettled

Eight weeks before the presidential election, new laws passed by Republican legislatures that concern who can vote and when remain in the hands of federal and state judges. The federal court trial over South Carolina's voter ID law raised questions about how such laws might be implemented.
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College Course Lumps Homosexuality, Rape, Murder

Franciscan University of Steubenville's description of a social work course on deviant behavior says it examines "murder, rape, robbery, prostitution, homosexuality, mental illness and drug use." Gay alumni want the description changed, and the program's accreditation is being questioned.
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How 9/11 Changed How Americans View The World

After the terror attacks on 9/11, a public opinion survey by the Chicago Council on Global Affairs showed widespread support for increased spending on national security and counterterrorism. A decade later, a new survey shows that "Americans have become increasingly selective about how and where to engage in the world."
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The Housing Market: Have We Finally Hit Bottom?

Following several years of decline, home prices are beginning to rebound in many regions of the country. Recent reports show fewer foreclosures in several of the hardest hit states. Many analysts believe it's safe to finally use the word "recovery."
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Rep. Chu: Everyone Is Ignoring Military Hazing

Military hazing is both a political and personal matter for U.S. Rep. Judy Chu. Her nephew killed himself last year, reportedly after being hazed by fellow Marines. She talks with host Michel Martin about her efforts to strengthen laws against hazing in the armed forces. Advisory: This conversation may not be comfortable for all listeners.

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