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Mixed Signals: Weaker Growth, Higher Profits

The U.S. economy's growth slowed in the first three months of the year. Consumers spent more than expected, but companies invested less in new equipment even though profits were surprisingly strong. Economists say businesses need to grow more to drive the economy forward.
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Thieves' Cover-Ups Raise Concerns Among Muslims

Some criminals in Philadelphia have adopted a troubling disguise — they're dressing as Muslim women, with their faces and bodies covered in traditional Muslim attire. The Muslim community is outraged over the rash of crimes, which they say could subject women to unpleasant scrutiny and suspicion.
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Holder: 'More Work To Do' Before Term Is Over

Attorney General Eric Holder is in the homestretch of his first, and probably last, full term as the nation's top law enforcement officer. He talks to NPR about the country's ongoing struggle over civil rights, and what he wants to accomplish in his last months of government service.
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Miami-Dade Kept Unused Cars In Park For Six Years

Robert Siegel speaks with Miami Herald reporter Patricia Mazzei about how that county spent millions on new vehicles that were never used, and have been just sitting in garages since 2006.
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Closure Of Chicago Mental Health Clinics Looms

By the end of the month, Chicago plans to shut down six of its 12 public mental health clinics. It's a decision that's brought clinic barricades, arrests and a 24-7 vigil by protesters who hope to keep the clinics open. Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel says the consolidation plan will actually mean more care for the mentally ill.

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