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For Tuskegee Airman George Porter, Failure Was Not An Option

George Porter was a member of the Tuskegee Airmen, the first black fighter pilots, and those who supported them, in American history. A mechanic during the war, Porter found ways with his colleagues to keep their planes airborne even as they were denied the tools needed to do their jobs.
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Public Employee Unions Take Issue With Immigration Overhaul

Workers on the front lines of the immigration system are raising concerns about the workload that would be created by the proposed changes. Some unions are calling on lawmakers to oppose a bill they say would make things worse, not better.
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The Questions People Get Asked About Their Race

We asked our audience to share the uncomfortable, awkward or just offensive questions they've been asked about their race. Here are some of the highlights.
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Obama's OPM Nominee Did Latino Outreach For Campaign

President Obama has chosen to nominate Katherine Archuleta as director of the Office of Personnel Management (OPM). Archuleta served as national political director for Obama's 2012 reelection campaign. If confirmed, she would be the first Hispanic to serve as director of the OPM.
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Home Prices On The Rise Across U.S.

Robert Siegel speaks with Rob Lang, director of Brookings Mountain West, about the latest S&P Case-Shiller home price index numbers. In particular, cautious optimism is returning to the Las Vegas housing market, but some see it as a new bubble.
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Tea Party Firebrand Bachmann Won't Seek Fifth Term

Tea Party favorite and former presidential candidate Michele Bachmann announced that she would not run for re-election to her Minnesota House seat. Bachmann was facing a tough fight, having barely beaten an unknown Democrat in a district that Republican nominee Mitt Romney carried by 15 points.
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Smithfield Deal Highlights China's Reliance On U.S. Farmers

A Chinese food company is buying Virginia-based Smithfield Foods in a deal valued at $4.7 billion. It's being called the largest acquisition of a U.S. company by a Chinese buyer, but the deal will likely face close scrutiny.
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Two Newspapers Battle It Out For The New Orleans Market

Residents were outraged when The Times-Picayune cut its paper-and-ink edition to three days a week to focus on its website. Now the paper is facing a new competitor for the local media market — one based 80 miles away.

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