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Boycotts Hitting Group Behind 'Stand Your Ground'

Two of America's best-known companies, Coca-Cola and PepsiCo, have dropped their memberships in the American Legislative Exchange Council, a low-profile conservative organization behind the national proliferation of "stand your ground" gun laws.
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Longtime GOP Sen. Lugar Faces Stiff Tea Party Fight

Six-term Republican Sen. Richard Lugar of Indiana is facing his first primary challenge since winning the job in the 1970s. The race is attracting big money from outside groups and superPACs, and is seen as a test of the strength of the Tea Party movement versus the power of incumbency.
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America's Magnet For Innovation, And Investments

It's become a Silicon Valley ritual: a passionate entrepreneur asks a venture capitalist for money, promising technological innovation — and maybe a big financial return. But the area's tradition started just five decades ago, when the only certainty about high-tech was that it would be big someday.
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Long Prison Terms For Former Police Officers In Katrina-Related Shootings

A federal judge imposes lengthy sentences on four former New Orleans police officers for their roles in shooting unarmed civilians in the chaotic aftermath of Hurricane Katrina.
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Milk Not Jails Makes Partners Out Of Farmers And Ex-Cons

Small dairy farmers and ex-cons don't make natural allies. But a non-profit group, Milk Not Jails, is hoping they can forge a new urban-rural relationship in New York state based on food rather than incarceration.
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Santorum Adviser Says Calls To Exit GOP Race Are Premature

Calls for Rick Santorum to leave the Republican race only increased after he failed to win any of Tuesday's primaries. But if Santorum and his team were close to taking that advice, that didn't come across in an interview NPR's Audie Cornish, an All Things Considered co-host, conducted with John Brabender, a top adviser to the former U.S. senator from Pennsylvania.
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Data Reveal Complex Picture Of Hispanic-Americans

The Pew Hispanic Center's latest study reveals new information about how Hispanics in the United States view themselves. Almost all respondents said immigrants should learn English, and young people should learn Spanish.
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Fewer Tribal Ironworkers Reaching For The Sky

Mohawks from a small reserve outside Montreal have been building this country's skyscrapers and bridges since the 1900s. But with fewer Mohawks going into the trade, the tradition may be on the wane.

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