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Tell Me More: Education Special and Twitter Forum

NPR's Tell Me More with Michel Martin hosts a live radio broadcast and Twitter education forum on where the nation's schools stand. Follow the national conversation and add your own ideas. Is your school broken? Who is responsible for making our schools better? Use #npredchat.
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House Panel To Examine Consulate Attack In Libya

Republicans on the House Oversight Committee want to hear why the State Department repeatedly denied requests for tighter security for U.S. diplomats in Libya before the deadly September 11th attack on the consulate in Benghazi. The State Department has been tight lipped on the issue.
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Justices Return To Affirmative Action In Higher Ed

The Supreme Court has twice in the past 35 years ruled that race may be one of many factors in determining college admissions, as long as there are no racial quotas. But in agreeing to revisit the issue, the justices are indicating a possible change in course. They hear oral arguments Wednesday.
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Romney Shows His Soft Side; President Tightens His Pitch

GOP presidential nominee Mitt Romney showed his softer side and President Obama got to his points more quickly in Tuesday appearances on the campaign trail. Romney was in Iowa; Obama, in Ohio.
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Restaurant Discounts For Gastric Bypass Patients May Send Mixed Messages

Weight loss surgeries are growing in popularity, but many patients still want to dine at restaurants after their procedure. Surgeons who perform the surgery distribute special cards that allow the patients to get smaller portions or discounted prices. But could this halt their weight loss?
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Young 'Nones' Set To Transform The Political Landscape

The number of atheists, agnostics and the religiously unaffiliated is on the rise, and they could eventually reshape the political landscape.
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Getting To Yes On Gay Marriage, One Voter At A Time

In November, Maine voters will decide on a ballot initiative that would legalize same-sex marriage. Canvassers are trying to drum up support for the initiative, though opponents say they are sure they have enough support to vote it down.

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