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Women In Combat: What Do Troops In Afghanistan Think?

Opinions are mixed. Women are already in dangerous places handling difficult assignments. But some troops, both men and women, say they think few women will want to take combat positions, and they question whether women will be able to meet the current physical standards.
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'Anything That Moves': Civilians And The Vietnam War

In a new book, Nick Turse says the pressure on U.S. forces to produce a body count during the Vietnam War led to mass civilian deaths. "The idea," he says, "was that the Vietnamese, they weren't really people."
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Senators Propose Principles For Immigration Reform

A bipartisan group of senators is released a proposal for immigration reform. The plan specifically addresses creating a path to citizenship, employment verification systems and worker recruitment programs and raises many questions about potential changes for immigrants and employers.
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Can Online Anonymity Be A Good Thing?

Tell Me More's series "Social Me" takes a look at how the online world is transforming the experience of young people in America. In part one, host Michel Martin talks to social media specialist Rey Junco about the pros and cons of kids creating online identities.
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Rep. Duckworth: About Time For Women In Combat

Host Michel Martin looks at the Pentagon's new policy to open combat positions to women with Representative Tammy Duckworth. The Illinois Democrat lost both her legs as a helicopter pilot in Iraq, and currently serves as a Lieutenant Colonel in the Illinois Army National Guard.
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Corporate Naming Rights For Buildings Proposed

A lawmaker in Washington State has proposed a way to make extra money: sell corporate naming rights to public buildings. It already happens with sports venues: the Mariners play at Safeco Field.
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Happy National Bubble Wrap Appreciation Day

Tissue, shredded paper and pressed packing material have not inspired the kind of adoration that leads to a fan base. But then, none offer the delicious sound and sensation of popping.
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'Path To Citizenship' Part Of Senators' Bipartisan Immigration Plan

Eight senators — four Democrats and four Republicans — are unveiling what they say is a comprehensive immigration overhaul. It would let undocumented immigrants with no criminal records get probationary legal residency if they pay fines and taxes. Full citizenship might come after other reforms.

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