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U.S. Official: Beijing Preparing For 'Short, Sharp' War With Japan

A senior intelligence officer for the U.S. Pacific Fleet says China has been wargaming a conflict in the East China Sea that might center around the disputed Senkaku/Diaoyu island chain.
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Once-Obscure State Job Is Now Attracting Millions Of Campaign Dollars

No fewer than three new superPACs are working to elect their preferred candidates for secretary of state positions, even though officials overseeing elections are supposed to be neutral.
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Being A World Away When Your Country Is In Crisis

The international community is struggling to respond to violence in Ukraine, and alleged crimes against humanity in North Korea. But what's it like for people with loved ones living there?
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Voting Rights: Time To Think Differently For Those Who've Done Time?

Attorney General Eric Holder wants states to restore voting rights to felons after they complete their sentences. Legal analysts Spencer Overton and Hans von Spakovsky look at the debate.
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From Buddhism to Baha'i: Black Faith Spreads Across All Religions

Most African-Americans have historically embraced Christianity as their religion. But host Michel Martin hears stories that show the broad diversity of faith experiences for African-Americans.
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Are The Barbershop Guys Sorry They Are Not Idris Elba?

The Barbershop guys weigh in on their best Olympic moments so far. Plus, they tell us why they're a better catch than Hollywood hunk Idris Elba.
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Ads Focused On A Few Drug Risks Might Make Them Memorable

The Food and Drug Administration says the long list of side effects read rapidly at the end of pharmaceutical ads may be too much for people to grasp. The agency is looking at a streamlined approach.
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Job Seekers Still Have To Hide Tattoos (From The Neck Up)

Twenty percent of adults and nearly 40 percent of young people have at least one tattoo, but most keep them covered. Despite increased popularity and acceptance, employers just don't want to see them.
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Apple's Steve Jobs To Be Featured On U.S. Postage Stamp

The late tech icon is just one of several individuals slated to appear on stamps within the next year or so, including Jimi Hendrix, Janis Joplin and Johnny Carson.
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Judge Tosses Suit Alleging NYPD Illegally Spied On Muslims

U.S. District Judge William Martini said the spying was aimed at preventing terrorism and did not amount to profiling based on religion.

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