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Nation's New Mayors Revive Big-City Liberalism

New mayors in cities such as New York, Boston and Minneapolis have made income inequality and racial inclusion top priorities. That's a different tack than some other recent progressive mayors, who focused more on keeping cities safe and budgets balanced.
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Trans-racial Family Gets Double-Takes 'Everywhere We Go'

Rachel Garlinghouse and her husband, both white, have adopted three African-American children. She tells NPR's Rachel Martin that her trans-racial family makes her look at discrimination "in a whole new way." Garlinghouse says she must be humble and realistic about the challenges.
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Insane Clown Posse Sues FBI For Targeting Fans

Fans of the band Insane Clown Posse, known as Juggalos, were classified as a gang by the FBI in 2011. Now the band and four fans have filed a lawsuit against the Department of Justice and the FBI. NPR's Rachel Martin talks about the suit with journalist Patrick Flanary, who covered the suit for Rolling Stone magazine.
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The Brawl Over Baseball Hall Of Fame Voting

The new Baseball Hall of Fame inductees were announced this week — and it's not just who got in and who didn't that's causing a stir; the voting itself has people talking. Sports correspondent Mike Pesca speaks with NPR's Rachel Martin about that and the reduction of New York Yankee Alex Rodriguez's suspension.
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A Virtually Genuine Facebook Friendship With Applebee's

Ever have an imaginary friend? Chris Zdarsky started corresponding with an Applebee's in Canada as a joke. But that doesn't mean it wasn't real. NPR's Rachel Martin talks with the comic book artist to about his virtual friendship.
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Neiman Marcus Credit Card Breach Heightens Consumer Concerns

Upscale department store Neiman Marcus is the latest retailer to disclose data security breaches. The disclosure comes just a day after Target issued another apology for a data breach that occurred during the holiday season. NPR's Rachel Martin speaks with Brian Krebs, who broke both stories on his blog, KrebsOnSecurity.
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A Black Church's Dilemma: Preserve A Building, Or Our Identity?

The crumbling Centennial Baptist Church in Helena, Ark., has deep roots in the African-American community. But poverty and other concerns in this Delta town have made raising restoration funds difficult — and the effort to keep the church in black hands has sparked tensions with local preservationists.
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Prison Gardens Help Inmates Grow Their Own Food — And Skills

From Connecticut to Minnesota to California, correctional authorities are finding all kinds of reasons to produce food inside prison walls. A new video provides a glimpse of one of these projects, a vegetable garden inside San Quentin State prison outside of San Francisco.
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Accenture To Replace CGI Federal Running Obamacare Site

The main contractor behind the embattled Affordable Care Act enrollment site, which suffered major technological issues after its Oct. 1 debut, will be replaced early this year.
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McDonnell Douglas DC-9 Flies Into Retirement

A Delta Air Lines flight from Minneapolis to Atlanta on Monday marked the end of an era for the McDonnell Douglas DC-9. The passenger jet first took flight in 1965 and was known for its relatively small size, which let it land on short runways and expand air travel across the nation.

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