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Transgender Athlete Competes For Spot In Olympics

Keelin Godsey is raising questions about how transgender athletes can compete in sports. Godsey recently qualified for the women's track and field Olympic trials in the hammer throw. Godsey was born female, identifies as male, but competes in the female division.
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Does Tough Love Work With Third Graders?

Some Indiana third graders are already planning for summer school. They're preparing to retake a new statewide test, which they'll need to pass to go on to 4th grade. Host Michel Martin speaks with StateImpact Indiana reporter Kyle Stokes and NPR's Tovia Smith about the effects of these tests on kids and implications for states across the country.
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Keys To Success From BJ's CEO: Be Nice, Speak Up

Laura Sen brings an inclusive management style that has improved morale and the bottom line — all at a company that once fired her: BJ's Wholesale Club. Sen talks about her storied career, and how she was raised by a Chinese-American dad and Irish-American "tiger mom."
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Romney's 'Day One' Filling Up Quickly

The Mitt Romney campaign has a sequel to its "Day One" ad, in which it explains what else the presumptive GOP nominee would include in his immediate to-do list if inaugurated president. Candidates often use the "first day" promise to highlight priorities. But Washington politics can change things.
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Reagan Blood Update: It's No Longer For Sale

As the NPR news blog The Two-Way reports, the online auction firm says the consigner of the controversial item has apparently had second thoughts and decided to donate it to the Ronald Reagan Presidential Foundation which runs the library and museum dedicated to the 40th president.
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Ted, What Have You Been Doing With Yourself? Unabomber, You Say?

The Harvard Alumni Association says it regrets letting Ted Kaczynski fill in others from the Class of '62 about what he's been doing — including his eight life sentences for the bombing spree that killed three and injured 23.
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Outlook For Housing Industry Appears Promising

The latest reports show that both new and existing home sales are up. What's spurring the improvement, and can it last? Not all economists, however, are optimistic.
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'Tebowing' Move Not Appreciated At Graduation

Chuck Shriner was about to receive his diploma from Fort Myers Catholic School in Florida when he dropped to one knee, and struck the praying pose made famous by quarterback Tim Tebow. Shriner won a $5 bet but lost the chance to get his diploma onstage.
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Romney Declares National Education Emergency

Mitt Romney has introduced his plan for overhauling education. At a speech to a Hispanic small business group Wednesday, the Republican presidential candidate outlined a blueprint that expands school choice for disabled and disadvantaged students, requires schools to provide regular reports on student progress and returns student loans to the private sector.

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