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After Tragedy For Sikhs, A Glimpse Into 'The Sunshine of Their Minds'

We're seeing their "capacity to look ahead, to heal, to be tolerant, to be understanding and to be calm and composed in the face of terrible grief or tragedy," India's ambassador to the U.S. tells NPR.
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Teenager Claressa Shields Wins Historic Gold Medal In Women's Boxing;

She's still in high school, but boxer Claressa Shields is also an Olympic gold medalist, as she won her middleweight bout Thursday. She defeated Russia's Nadezda Torlopova by a score of 19-12, overcoming the Russian with both speed and power.
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Weighing The Benefits Of Studying Abroad

College students are often urged to take advantage of the opportunity to study abroad. Research by Mark Salisbury, director of Institutional Research and Assessment at Augustana College, shows that meaningful cross-cultural education doesn't always happen.
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Healing The Bay In Santa Monica, Calif.

Every third Saturday hundreds of volunteers show up at designated beaches with buckets in hand prepared to pick up trash.
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Sikh Temple Shooting Felt Across The World

The Sikh temple shooting in Wisconsin shook up the American Sikh community, but it also shocked people in India. The Indian Ambassador to the U.S., Nirupama Rao just returned from Wisconsin, and she's been discussing the tragedy with U.S. officials. Rao talks with host Michel Martin about what role she can play in the aftermath of the shooting.
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It's Not Gold, But Fastest US Texter Wins Big

It may not be an Olympic sport, but Wisconsin teen Austin Wierschke was just named the fastest texter in America. The texting champion was awarded $50,000. Wierschke speaks with host Michel Martin about how he keeps his thumbs in shape.

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