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Tackling Life After Football

The National Football League Players' Association says it's stepping up efforts to help retired players transition out of the game. Host Michel Martin speaks with NFLPA Executive Director DeMaurice Smith about that and the controversy surrounding the Miami Dolphins.
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Radio Diaries 'Made Me Feel Important'

The Radio Diaries project has helped people record and tell their own stories for more than a decade. Host Michel Martin speaks with Melissa Rodriguez, a single mom who recorded her "teen diary" 16 years ago, and again this year.
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Judge Sentences 'Whitey' Bulger To Two Life Terms In Prison

James "Whitey" Bulger has been sentenced to two terms of life in prison, to run consecutively, for his role in 11 murders. The 84-year-old is also being punished for racketeering and other crimes. Before announcing the sentence, Judge Denise Casper read aloud the names of Bulger's victims.
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Obama Moves To Delay Cancellations Of Insurance Plans

The White House unveiled a fix for consumers who've had health insurance plans canceled. Critics have pointed out that the president promised Americans could keep their plans if they wished, but that things turned out differently. As for the health care program's problems, Obama said "we fumbled."
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Obamacare Fallout Hits Senate Democrats, But Not Equally

The bungled rollout of the federal health care website appears to already be taking a toll on Democratic senators up for re-election in 2014, but some have managed to stay ahead of the bad news.
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Secret Service Shaken By New Report Of Misconduct

After one senior supervisor allegedly left a bullet behind in a woman's hotel room, an investigation led to alleged sexually suggestive emails he and another agent sent to a female agent.
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Thursday Political Mix: Obamacare's Data Dump Fallout

The Affordable Care Act's low enrollment data and continued website problems stoked worries for the program... Being an Obama cabinet secretary requires a thick skin... Losing credibility doesn't have to mean losing presidential effectiveness.
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Fake Cop Devours Real Donuts In Florida Shop

Dunkin Donuts offers a discount for police. But one officer returned multiple times and even brought his family in for some treats. The manager suspected he was no cop and the real police caught up to him.
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How Best To Manage Workplace Bullying

Some form of hazing or bullying seems part of sports and military culture but what about in office environments? Linda Wertheimer talks to Gary Namie, director of the Workplace Bullying Institute, about what subtle forms of bullying can take place in the workplace.
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Rep. Waxman Weighs In On Affordable Care Act Problems

Steve Inskeep talks to Democratic Rep. Henry Waxman of California about the lower-than-expected number of Americans who successfully signed up for health insurance under the Affordable Care Act. A growing group of Democrats are backing a Republican plan to delay the penalties or allow Americans to keep their current plans.

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