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Gatorade And Cheetos: Blackout In Small-Town West Virginia

Fifty-three of the state's 55 counties lost power after the weekend storms. In the southeastern corner of West Virginia, locals were having to make do without electricity, fuel or, in some cases, a working bathroom. Cleanup was especially intense at the famed Greenbrier Resort, which is hosting a PGA tournament this week.
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Still Waiting For That Declaration Of Independents

As we approach Independence Day, it seems clear that there will not be a significant "independent" presidential candidate competing against President Obama and Mitt Romney this year.
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30 Years Later, Vincent Chin Seen As Turning Point

Vincent Chin was at his bachelor party in Detroit in 1982 when he got into a brawl with two white men. Witnesses say the men mistook him for being Japanese and used racial slurs. Chin was killed, but the two men never served time. Frank Wu speaks with host Michel Martin about how Chin's death became a catalyst for Asian-American activists.
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Doctors On Effects Of Supreme Court Decision

Host Michel Martin continues the conversation about how doctors view the Supreme Court decision to uphold most of the Affordable Care Act. She speaks with a roundtable of physicians with different views on the legislation, including physicians from Oklahoma and Virginia.
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How Will Health Care Decision Affect Doctors?

The Supreme Court's decision to uphold most of the Affordable Care Act could transform how many doctors provide care. Host Michel Martin checks in with a roundtable of physicians with different views about the law and its effects, including Congresswoman Donna Christensen, a Democrat from the Virgin Islands, and a board certified physician.
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1500 Meters US Champion On Humble Beginnings

Leonel Manzano is the new U.S. track and field champion in the men's 1500 meters. He took home the title on Sunday night, and booked his place on the 2012 U.S. Olympic team. As part of Tell Me More's preview of the Summer Olympics, host Michel Martin speaks with Manzano about his humble beginnings in Mexico.
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Word Of The Day: 'Derecho'

What's "a widespread, long-lived wind storm that is associated with a band of rapidly moving showers or thunderstorms" that can stretch along a straight path for hundreds of miles? It's a derecho. One just pummeled states in the East.
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Art Thief Returns Stolen Salvador Dali Drawing

Stolen works by famous artists are often too well known to sell. The odds go way down when you add in a clear image of the thief's face, his checkered shirt and his paper bag carrying off the stolen art. That may explain why the thief decided to return the valuable drawing by Salvador Dali a week after it was stolen.

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