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Where Is The Line Between Political Scandal And Corruption?

What happens when state politicians get caught in hot water? Tell Me More looks at the scandals involving former Virginia Governor Bob McDonnell, New Jersey Governor Chris Christie, and Texas state Senator Wendy Davis.
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People Assumed I Was A Tech Whiz Because I'm Asian

Philip Guo was on the fast track with his computer programming career. But he says that's because he's Asian and people assumed he was a whiz. He talks to guest host Celeste Headlee about benefiting from racial profiling.
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Listeners Weigh In On 'Real' And 'Perceived' Racism

Guest host Celeste Headlee and editor Ammad Omar crack open the listener inbox. This week they take on letters about racism, perceived and real.
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Are E-Books Killing Reading For Fun?

Americans are reading differently than they used to: more e-books, more audio books and young people choosing not to read at all. Guest host Celeste Headlee looks at this country's changing reading habits with Pew Research Center's Kathryn Zickuhr and librarian Elissa Malespina.
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Rather Than Joking About Justin Bieber, Watch This Video

On a day when the pop star is in the news for being arrested, watch what CBS-TV's Craig Ferguson said about why some celebrities need help, not ridicule. An alcoholic himself, Ferguson made the case that "we shouldn't be attacking the vulnerable people," especially those who are very young.
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FBI Arrests Reputed Mobsters Linked To 1978 'GoodFellas' Heist

In a series of predawn raids, agents arrested five alleged mobsters in connection with the decades-old robbery of $5 million in cash and $1 million in jewels from a Lufthansa cargo building at JFK International airport.
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An Innovative Plan To Reel In Sport Fishermen To Feed The Hungry

Fish is an important part of a healthful diet, but it can be hard to come by for groups that feed the hungry. A brand-new scheme being launched this week in Maine aims to change that, by getting the state's many sport fishermen to donate catch that would otherwise be discarded.
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Weekly Innovation: A Radiation Detector In Your Smartphone

Scientists at the Idaho National Laboratory created and tested an Android app that could allow your smartphone to detect gamma radiation. They say the technology could be used as radiation detectors by first responders.
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Pentagon Relaxes Uniform Rules To Allow Religious Headgear

The new regulations would grant exceptions on a case-by-case basis for the wearing of turbans or yarmulkes, as well as beards or tattoos with religious significance.
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DOJ Alleges Fraudulent Security Checks By Firm That Vetted Snowden

Justice says U.S. Investigations Services, the company that cleared both the NSA leaker and Navy Yard shooter Aaron Alexis, expedited hundreds of thousands of cases that weren't properly reviewed.

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