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Dads Weigh In On Work-Life Balance

There's a lot of talk about how working moms balance their duties at the office and at home. But some dads are asking why they aren't included in the conversation. Host Michel Martin discusses fatherhood and the work-life balance with researcher Kenneth Matos, and dads Ken Gordon, Brian Tessier and Corey Dade.
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NH All-Female Delegation Ready To Break Gridlock

New Hampshire voters are known for having a strong independent streak. This year, they elected a woman governor and the first all-female congressional delegation. Host Michel Martin speaks to one of the newest members, Democrat Annie McLane Kuster.
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When Do Self-Defense Laws Apply?

Stand Your Ground statutes and similar laws came under scrutiny after an unarmed teenager was shot by a neighborhood watchman this year. That case raised questions about other prosecutions, like that of John McNeil in Georgia. Host Michel Martin discusses McNeil's case with Atlanta Journal-Constitution reporter Rhonda Cook.
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Is It Wise To Bank At Big Box Retailers?

Big box stores sell groceries, tools, and now even offer home mortgages. But critics warn the financial products aren't regulated like they are at banks. Host Michel Martin discusses the pros and cons of big box banking with New York Times business reporter Stephanie Clifford.
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Rare Meat Allergy Caused By Tick Bites May Be On The Rise

The rare condition is starting to be seen outside of the Lone Star tick's known territory in the southeastern U.S. Scientists say this could be due to an expansion of tick territory or simply that people are being diagnosed after they leave the area.
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Taking Aim At Restrictions On Medical Questions About Gun Ownership

A Florida law prohibits doctors from discussing gun ownership with patients. After some doctors fought the law in court, a federal judge blocked its enforcement. Now the state has appealed the injunction, and advocates for both sides are weighing in.
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Fiscal Cliff Compromise: Devil Is In The Definition Of Revenue

It's now widely agreed that steering away from the fiscal cliff — the combination of spending cuts and tax increases set to hit at the start of the year — will require some combination of revenue increases and spending cuts. The central sticking point could well be whether President Obama and Congress can agree on the definition of revenue.

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