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Can The Government Help Young People Find Jobs?

The school year is winding down, and lots of young people are in the market for a summer job. But finding one in this economy can be hard, especially for teenagers. Host Michel Martin speaks with Labor Secretary Hilda Solis about what the Obama Administration is trying to do to help.
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Why So Many Ph.D.s Are On Food Stamps

It's no secret more Americans are relying on food stamps, but host Michel Martin looks at why those applying for government aid with master's and Ph.D degrees have more than doubled in recent years. Martin speaks with Stacey Patton, a reporter with The Chronicle of Higher Education, and Tony Yang, who is unemployed and holds a doctorate degree.
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Questions About Another Texas Execution: Was Wrong Man Condemned?

The Columbia Human Rights Law Review has posted online a 400-page, multi-media investigation that concludes it was mistake to have put Carlos DeLuna to death in 1989 for the murder of Corpus Christi convenience store clerk Wanda Lopez.
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Amusement Park Rider Conquers Battle Of The Bulge

At King's Dominion last year, Nat Ambrose wanted to ride a roller coaster at the amusement park in Virginia. But he couldn't squeeze in to it. Nine months later, and 105 pounds lighter, Ambrose got to ride the Volcano.
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Super Glue Helps Man Go For Fist-Pumping Record

James Peterson wants to hold the world record for fist pumping so he made the gesture of triumph for 16 hours straight. The Akron Beacon Journal says to maintain the proper form, he super glued his hand into a clenched fist.
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Volker Rule Languishes Without Guidelines

The botched trade at JPMorgan Chase has revived debate on Capitol Hill over whether the recent Dodd Frank financial regulation law gets tough enough on Wall Street. Federal regulators have taken months, and may take several more, to come up with guidelines to implement the Volcker rule.
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Obama Ad Blasts Romney's Time At Bain Capital

The Obama re-election committee on Monday released a two-minute ad taking aim at Republican rival Mitt Romney's record at the private equity firm Bain Capital. The ad challenges Romney's claim that his business experience qualifies him to turn the economy around.
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Calif. Voters Forced To Choose How To Ease Defict

Calif. Gov. Jerry Brown says the state's budget deficit is now $16 billion. That's almost double the figure he gave in January. Brown is attempting to force voters to choose between higher taxes and deeper spending cuts.

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