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For One Soldier, Rap Is A Powerful Postwar Weapon

When Jeff Barillaro returned from fighting the war in Iraq, he felt lost. Now known as "Soldier Hard," he's rapping about how war has changed troops and their families. His music is developing a following among other vets and their families, who say his music speaks to them and makes them feel less alone.
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Fast Food In The U.S. Has Way More Salt Than In Other Countries

Fast-food items in the U.S. are much saltier than the same items in Europe, according to new research. France and the United Kingdom had the least salty food overall.
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Outrage, Apologies At Hearing Into Federal Agency's Vegas Scandal

General Services Administration officials spent excessively on a Las Vegas conference. So far, the agency's top official has resigned and several others have been fired.
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Is 'Tuna Scrape' The 'Pink Slime' Of Sushi?

"Tuna scrape," or ground up raw fish, has sickened more than 100 people with salmonella. Grinding up raw fish may increase the risk of outbreaks, food safety experts say.
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Could Billionaire Koch Brothers Ruin Cato?

Charles and David Koch filed two lawsuits against the libertarian think tank that one of them helped found. The brothers say they want Cato to stay true to its 'principles.' But many in Cato say the move will put the brothers in charge and threatens Cato's independence. Cato's Michael Cannon speaks with host Michel Martin.
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D.C. Mayor Says Residents Not Free

Monday is Emancipation Day in Washington, D.C. In 1862, more than 3,000 slaves in the nation's capital were freed. Host Michel Martin speaks with Washington, D.C. Mayor Vincent Gray about Emancipation Day, and why he says Washington still suffers from a type of slavery.
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Administration Bucks Precedent, Pays Out A Billion

The Justice Department and 41 Native American tribes recently announced a roughly $1 billion settlement. The agreement settles long-standing disputes over whether the federal government mismanaged tribal money and resources. Host Michel Martin speaks with Rob Capriccioso of Indian Country Today Media Network.

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