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'Marriage,' The Word At Heart Of Cultural Debate

In a recent column, Ben Zimmer wrote, "Is there any word currently more contested in our culture than marriage?" As the debate about same-sex marriage continues, he examines the definition of marriage and the ways advocates and opponents of same-sex unions use language to advance their positions.
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Radio's Bryan Fischer Tries Pushing Romney Right

The evangelical radio host recently made national news for leading an attack against Mitt Romney's openly gay national security spokesman, who later resigned. But Fischer's viewpoints on abortion, gay marriage, education and taxes have been influencing his listeners long before this.
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20,000 Pages Of Boy Scouts' 'Perversion Files' Ordered Opened In Oregon

The files contain information about accusations of molestation; abuse; the names of victims; and steps the Boy Scouts did and didn't take to prevent abuse. Victims' names will be redacted.
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Bowie State Boasts First Black LGBT Student Center

Maryland's Bowie State University opened a Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer, Intersexed and Allies Resource Center, earlier this year. It's believed to be the first center of its kind to open at a historically black college or university. Host Michel Martin discusses the center with a professor and a recent graduate from the college.
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Teachers Open Up On Why Kids Really Drop Out

It's the end of the school year, and teachers and students are enjoying some downtime. But some kids won't be going back to school next fall because about a million students drop out every year. Host Michel Martin discusses the dropout crisis with teachers from three cities with high dropout rates: Las Vegas, St. Louis and Washington, D.C.
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Miami Mayor Bucks Party Line On Voting

Miami's Republican Mayor Tomas Regalado moves against his party and his governor. He tells host Michel Martin that Florida's controversial voter eligibility program, that is intended to purge non-citizens from its rosters, isn't necessary.

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