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Hidden Dangers Of Tsunami Debris Cross The Pacific

Western U.S. beaches are getting a regular dose of debris from the 2011 tsunami in Japan. The first few items were curiosities — a boat here, a soccer ball there. But as the litter accumulates, so does the unprecedented threat of biological invasion.
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N.M. To Favor Tests Over Diplomas In Hiring

Albuquerque is using a new system to assess potential hires. Rather than relying on requiring high school diplomas or GEDs, they're using a test called the Work Keys assessment.
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Study: More Asians Than Hispanics Entering U.S.

The Pew Research Center has released a new study on Asian Americans in the U.S. called "The Rise of Asian Americans." Robert Siegel talks about the new report and its findings with Paul Taylor, executive vice president of the Pew Research Center and director of its Social & Demographic Trends project.
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Moon Shot From JPMorgan's Dimon Is Day's Money Quote

The bank lost $2 billion — and counting — on some risky bets. But could it ever lose $1 trillion? Only if there's a celestial catastrophe, its CEO quipped today.
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Ex-Rutgers Student Released After Serving 20 Days Of 30-Day Sentence

Dharun Ravi was convicted on charges of bias intimidation and invasion of privacy. In 2010, he used a webcam to spy on his gay roommate, Tyler Clementi, who later committed suicide. The case drew national attention.
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Rep. Ellison On 'Taking Back The American Dream'

Many progressive Democrats haven't been thrilled with the president's first term. But they may have the money and organizational power to elect the president for a second term. Progressives meet this week for the conference, "Take Back the American Dream," and host Michel Martin speaks with one attendee, Congressman Keith Ellison.
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What Will New Immigration Policy Mean For Jobs?

President Obama recently decided to suspend deportations for some immigrants who came to the U.S. illegally as children. Under certain conditions, they can apply for work permits. Host Michel Martin looks at some potential economic effects with two experts who both oppose the plan.
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Is Penn State's Football Culture On Trial?

The prosecution rested its case yesterday in the trial of former Penn State University assistant football coach, Jerry Sandusky. He is charged with more than 50 counts of child sexual abuse. Host Michel Martin discusses the trial and what it reveals about the school's football culture with David Epstein of Sports Illustrated.

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