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Making Summer Jobs Work For Teens

A report by Northeastern University's Center for Labor Market Studies finds that less than 30 percent of U.S. teens had jobs in the summers of 2010 and 2011. Though the employment outlook is bleak, there are some strategies for navigating the summer job market.
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Gay GOP Candidate Reveals Closeted History

Mitt Romney may have the GOP nomination all sewn up. But he'll have to get past Fred Karger in tomorrow's California primary. Karger is Republican, and he's also the first openly gay candidate to run for president from either major party. He speaks with host Michel Martin about his campaign and his struggle to come out.
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'Bachelor' Lawsuit Charges Racism

The latest season of ABC's The Bachelorette is underway, and the only black contestant is already off the show. No black person has ever been the "bachelor" or "bachelorette." Now two black men have filed a class-action lawsuit accusing the reality show of racial discrimination. Host Michel Martin speaks with Cyrus Mehri, the attorney on the case.
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New Questions About Zimmerman's Credibility

There is yet another turn in the case of Trayvon Martin, the unarmed Florida teenager killed in February by George Zimmerman, a neighborhood watch volunteer. Zimmerman is back in police custody after his bond was revoked on Friday. Host Michel Martin gets the latest on the case from NPR's Greg Allen.
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'Obama's Secret Wars' Against America's Threats

New York Times chief Washington correspondent David Sanger details how President Obama accelerated the use of innovative weapons to fight the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq, and sped up a wave of cyberattacks against Iran to destroy its nuclear centrifuges.
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Big Money: Stuffing The Ballot Box?

In the era of superPACs, political parties and candidates seem to be the last players in the system who must abide by limits on fundraising and spending. Some observers say it's time to get rid of campaign contribution limits, but others worry that would open the door only wider to corruption.

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