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Romney's '47 Percent' Argument Counterproductive

Robert Siegel talks with Jonah Goldberg, National Review contributing editor, about the video released Monday of presidential candidate Mitt Romney, speaking to supporters at a private off-the-record fundraiser. In the video, Romney said nearly half of Americans believe they are victims and dependent on the government. He is not planning to apologize for the comments, but admitted that they were not elegantly stated.
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With Hats And Umbrellas, Senegalese Fill A City Niche

In many cities around the world, certain ethnic groups are often associated with particular occupations. Cheikh Fall, like many other Senegalese immigrants in New York, makes his living as a street vendor. He lives by the motto, "Work like you're never gonna die, and worship like you will die tomorrow."
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Dr Pepper's Evolution Ad Strikes A Nerve With Some Christians

Some creationists are taking offense at Dr. Pepper's new take on a famous 1965 evolutionary drawing called "March of Progress." And the outrage and "counteroutrage" are spreading across social media.
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With Honors Awaiting, Aung San Suu Kyi Visits U.S.

The opposition leader in Myanmar arrives in the U.S., where she is being feted as if she were a head of state. She will receive honors that include the Congressional Gold Medal.
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Are SuperPACs Good For Democracy?

Money has been flowing through this election season like never before. Some say unfettered political spending is a necessary part of free speech; others argue that approach drowns out many voices. A panel of experts takes on the topic for Intelligence Squared U.S.
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Fruit And Veggies Linked To Lower Obesity Rates In New State Fat Rankings

The nation's heaviest states of 2011 are Mississippi, Louisiana, and W. Virginia. But in the thinnest states, more people report eating five fruit and veggie servings a day and report getting more exercise.
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US Medalist Makes No Apologies For Mexican Flag

Leo Manzano became the first American since 1968 to win an Olympic medal in the men's 1500 meter run in the London Games this summer. But he got a lot of criticism for carrying both Mexican and American flags during his victory lap. For Hispanic Heritage Month, Manzano speaks with host Michel Martin.
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Should Romney Double Down On Video Comments?

Host Michel Martin continues the conversation about the secret video of GOP presidential nominee Mitt Romney speaking to donors. She discusses the potential impact of the video on Romney's election strategy with U.S. News and World Report columnist Mary Kate Cary and Voto Latino's Maria Teresa Kumar.

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