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Teen's Suicide Prompts Anti-Bullying Editorial

The Sioux City Journal ran a front page anti-bullying editorial on Sunday, days after a local teenager's suicide. Kenneth Weishuhn, came out several weeks ago, and the 14-year-old faced anti-gay sentiment and bullying afterwards. Melissa Block talks with Mitch Pugh the Iowa paper's editor, about the paper's decision to speak out.
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Roger Clemens Returns To Court On Perjury Charges

The second trial for baseball great Roger Clemens on perjury charges got underway Monday with the seating of the jury followed by the opening statements. Clemens is charged with lying to Congress about his use of steroids and human growth hormone. NPR's Nina Totenberg attended and talks to host Robert Siegel.
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Discovery Sparks Interest In Forgotten Black Scholar

Three years ago, a Chicago man found historic documents in an abandoned house and took them to a rare-books dealer. The papers and books belonged to Richard T. Greener, a 19th century intellectual, who was the first African-American to graduate from Harvard University.
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Vatican Reprimand Of U.S. Nuns Divides Faithful

The Vatican reprimanded America's largest organization of Catholic nuns, the Leadership Conference of Women Religious. The Holy See charged the LCWR with promoting programs with "radical feminist themes" that are incompatible with doctrine on issues ranging from homosexuality to women's ordination.
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Romney Backs Extension Of Student Loan Relief

Mitt Romney on Monday endorsed the idea of extending a law that curbs interest rates paid by some recipients of federal student loans, a cause that President Obama has made a campaign issue.
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Green Jobs Guru Back To Energize Progressive Base?

Activist Van Jones served as special adviser to President Obama on green jobs. He resigned in 2009 after media reports questioned his beliefs about the 9/11 attacks. Now, Jones is back with a new book, Rebuild the Dream, outlining his vision for the progressive movement. He speaks with host Michel Martin.
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'Ball Boys' Peeks Into World Of Sports Memorabilia

As baseball season gets into full swing, a new reality TV show hopes to win over sports fans and memorabilia fanatics. ABC's Ball Boys is set in Robbie's First Base, a family-owned sports memorabilia shop run by a crew that includes a father, a son, and three guys named Robbie. Host Michel Martin talks with the cast members.
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Can Outsiders Appreciate The 'Bawlmer' Berger?

Baltimore residents have long cherished the city's classic Berger cookies. But now that they're available beyond city limits, Baltimore native Andrew Reiner asks whether non-Baltimoreans can truly appreciate the venerated cookie. He speaks with host Michel Martin.

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