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Hurricane Arthur Makes History With Its Landfall

Hurricane Arthur is dampening the July Fourth weekend along the eastern seaboard. It's the earliest hurricane to make landfall in North Carolina since records began in the mid-19th century.
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Out Of The Sounds Of Jersey, A Familiar Voice Makes A Mosaic

Bernie Wagenblast is the voice behind New York City subway announcements. He's also on a mission to visit every New Jersey town, collecting the sounds that define each one.
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Tests And Tales Of Becoming A U.S. Citizen

Swearing-in ceremonies for new citizens are traditional on Independence Day in America. What does U.S. citizenship mean to those who choose to naturalize?
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From Axes To Razors, The Stuff That Makes You Feel Manly

For All Things Considered's series on men in America, we asked you to tell us about the objects that make you feel manly. Answers ranged from handkerchiefs and boxing gloves to typewriters and tools.
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We Have A Weiner: Joey Chestnut Defends Hot-Dog-Eating Crown

Chestnut of San Jose, Calif., devoured 61 hot dogs and buns in the allotted 10 minutes. Miki Sudo, who ate 34 franks and buns in the allotted time, won the women's competition.
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SiriusXM Fires Anthony Cumia, Host Of 'Opie & Anthony,' Over Tweets

The satellite radio network said his "racially-charged and hate-filled remarks on social media" are inconsistent with its values. Cumia's tweets came after he was allegedly assaulted in New York.
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For Designer B. Michael, Mentoring Is Key To Diversifying The Fashion World

B. Michael is one of a few top-tier African-American fashion designers whose designs are worn by some of Hollywood's top names. Host Michel Martin talks with the designer about his inspirations.
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'The True American' Reveals A Hopeful, Complicated Country

After the 9/11 attacks, hate crimes against people who were thought to be Muslim caught the country's attention. In "The True American," Anand Giridharadas follows the stories of one of those victims.
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Pentagon Grounds All F-35s Amid Fire Investigation

The Defense Department said the decision was made following a runway fire incident June 23 at the Eglin Air Force Base in Florida. The Air Force is investigating the cause of the fire.
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Calif. Town Thrusts Heated Immigration Debate Into National Spotlight

As protesters block buses full of detainees from entering a border patrol station, many Murrieta residents say the federal government is the real root of the problem.

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