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The Changing Face Of Seeing Race

Blacks and whites in America both widely approve of interracial marriage, according to a recent Gallup Poll. And in practice, all racial and ethnic groups are marrying each other more than ever. Still, it hasn't been that long since most Americans strongly opposed such marriages.
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When Politics Meets Science

In his new book, Fool Me Twice, writer Shawn Otto tells why he thinks science is under assault in America. Otto, CEO and co-founder of Science Debate 2008, also explains why his "American Science Pledge" for candidates might bring more science into political decision making.
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Comic Conventions Not Just For Nerds

People from across the country are gathering at the 2011 New York Comic Con to share their love of comics, anime, games, graphic novels and more. Michel Martin gets the dish on this year's event from Latoya Peterson, editor of the blog Racialicious.com and an anime fan who's attending the convention.
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Marches On Washington Still Making A Difference?

Thousands are expected to attend Rev. Al Sharpton's march for jobs and justice Saturday on the National Mall. The rally is scheduled a day before the dedication of the Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial. The nation's capital has been historically commonplace for hosting marches that express views ranging from women's equality to anti-war and animal rights. Michel Martin explores the history and the impact of marches on Washington with NPR Senior Washington Editor Ron Elving and University of Pennsylvania History Professor Mary Frances Berry.
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For Wall Street Protests, What Constitutes Success?

The Occupy Wall Street movement has spread across the country and put income inequality on the political agenda. But the process of converting this expression of dissatisfaction into real policy changes is going to take a long time.
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Police Chase Down Toll Cheating Trucker

Port Authority police say Nelson Vaquiz tried an ingenious way to avoid the toll for trucks crossing the George Washington Bridge into New York. They say as Vaquiz drove through a gateless toll lane, he pulled on a cable that flipped up his license plate so cameras couldn't read it.
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Ala. Needs Workers, Law Chases Away Immigrants

Alabama business owners are furious about the state's new immigration law. They say it is costing them business. Some wonder if the state will ultimately change the law, which is leading legal and illegal immigrants to flee the state.
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Can Obama Campaign Reignite Small Donors' Passion

The Obama campaign and the Democratic National Committee jointly raised $70 million in the third quarter for the president's re-election. The announcement came from President Obama's campaign manager Jim Messina just days ahead of the filing deadline.

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