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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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The Watergate Class Of 1974: How They Arrived In Congress, How They Left

It's been 40 years since the break in at the Democratic National Committee. The scandal ushered in 91 new members of the House — mostly Democrats. Who exactly were the "Class of '74?" And what happened to them?
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Five Facts About Pie That Might Surprise You, And A Survey

The first pies were called "coffins" and full of meat, but for modern Americans, it's all about apple pie. Help us prepare for NPR's Pie Week by taking our survey and voting for your favorite pie.
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N.C. Elephant Is The First To Get Contact Lenses

At the zoo in North Carolina C'sar the elephant seemed sad. He was lethargic and losing weight. Vets thought it was his poor eyesight. Cataract surgery helped but now he's far sighted. So his caretakers ordered contact lenses — they'll be a bit smaller than tennis balls.
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Jury: Roger Clemens Not Guilty Of Perjury

Baseball great Roger Clemens was acquitted on Monday of all charges in the government's six-count perjury case against him. He had been accused of lying to Congress in 2008 when he denied using performance enhancing drugs. The verdict is the latest blow to prosecutors' efforts to pursue illicit drug use cases against athletes.
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U.S. Border States Have Stake In Mexico's Election

Mexicans go to the polls July 1 to elect their next president, but it isn't just Mexicans who are interested in the outcome. For Americans living along the border, the future of Mexico affects their bottom line.
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Microsoft's Surface Tablet To Compete With iPad

Microsoft has introduced a new tablet computer, called Surface, that it says works perfectly with the software giant's new operating system Windows 8. Microsoft didn't reveal when Surface would be available, but insiders are guessing this fall.

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