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Voter ID Backer, Opponent Agree On One Point: Voter Rolls Are A Mess

A Washington, D.C. debate between a supporter of voter ID laws and an opponent showed that each side suffers from a lack of data to support its position.
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Closing Time: Postal Service May Cut 35,000 Jobs

The changes could shutter 223 postal facilities and save the service $20 billion.
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The Dialogue Around Gay Marriage In Black Churches

A bill that could legalize same-sex marriage has cleared the Maryland House and is expected to pass in the Senate. A majority of black clergy in the state argue that same-sex marriage conflicts with the teachings of the Bible, but some pastors have spoken out in support of the bill.
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Santorum Takes Center Stage At Latest Debate

GOP hopefuls sparred again during Wednesday night's debate in Arizona. It was the final debate before the Michigan and Arizona primaries next week and Super Tuesday on March 6. Host Michel Martin discusses the latest election developments with GOP strategist Ron Christie and Janice Crouse of Concerned Women for America.
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In Male-Dominated Racing, A Girl With Big Dreams

The Daytona 500, considered NASCAR's biggest race, takes place in Florida this weekend. Sixteen-year-old Annabeth Barnes aims to win that race someday. She's featured in the new PBS documentary Racing Dreams. Barnes talks with host Michel Martin about why she loves the sport and how being a minority on the track doesn't stop her ambition.
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Are Graduate Degrees Worth The Cost?

Many workers are considering whether a masters or doctorate degree will provide a competitive edge. Host Michel Martin explores the costs and benefits of getting one. She talks with Anthony Carnevale, director of Georgetown University's Center on Education and the Workforce. He was recently profiled in The Washington Post Magazine.
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Ohio Church Makes Lenten Ashes Easy To Receive

Mount Healthy United Methodist Church in suburban Cincinnati offered a drive-thru blessing. Believers could get the traditional cross of ashes smudged onto their foreheads without getting out of their cars.
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Budget Watchdog To Candidates: Back Up Tough Talk

A new report from a bipartisan group warns that with the exception of Ron Paul's plan, the GOP candidates' economic proposals would likely worsen the nation's debt problem. The Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget also says the candidates need to spell out specific cuts rather than offering vague targets.

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