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Democrats Clash In Military Sexual Assault Debate

Democratic Sens. Claire McCaskill of Missouri and Kirsten Gillibrand of New York are at odds over whether military commanders should retain control over pursuing prosecution in sexual assault cases.
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With Senate's OK, Debt Limit Bill Will Head To White House

The Senate has voted to extend the federal debt limit, giving final congressional approval to a bill that is meant to cover the government's finances into 2015. The measure passed on a 55-43 vote.
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The Ins And Outs Of Local IDs

New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio is announcing a plan to implement local IDs regardless of legal status. To learn how local IDs have worked in other places, Robert Siegel speaks with Patricia Sollami Covello, clerk of Mercer County, N.J. They discuss the community ID program that Mercer County began in 2010.
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Yankees' Jeter Says 2014 Season Will Be His Last

"I want to start by saying thank you," New York Yankees shortstop Derek Jeter tells fans. The idea of Jeter retiring from pro ball has been a subject of debate in recent years, driven in part by his age and a nagging ankle injury.
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For Lower-Income Students, Snow Days Can Be Hungry Days

When bad weather shuts down school or delays its openings, it locks out many needy kids from a key source of nutrition. Some 70 percent of U.S. schoolchildren who eat school lunches get them for free or at reduced prices.
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Niche Online Dating Promises A Different Site For Every Preference

The cyber-dating industry is stretching far beyond its mass-market beginnings, with niche dating sites for every lifestyle or preference. "You name the obscure interest, there's probably a site for it," says online dating expert Dan Slater.
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Former New Orleans Mayor Ray Nagin Found Guilty Of Corruption

Ray Nagin was indicted last January, when prosecutors said he engaged in bribery, wire fraud, money laundering, conspiracy and filing false tax returns.
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Judge Dismisses Assisted Suicide Case Against Pennsylvania Nurse

Barbara Mancini was charged with assisting her father's suicide by providing him with a lethal dose of morphine. A judge's decision in her favor is the latest in a series of developments signaling a reluctance of courts and state legislatures to criminalize medical care that may hasten death.
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Justice Thomas: Americans More Race Conscious Now Than In '60s

Speaking to university students in Florida, Clarence Thomas also said that "the worst I have been treated was by northern liberal elites."
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Love And Romance: Is One Race More Attractive Than Another?

Interracial marriage in America has risen sharply in recent decades. Are people still bringing old myths to their dating experiences? Host Michel Martin speaks with NPR science correspondent Shankar Vendantam, and writers Naima Ramos-Chapman and Noah Cho.

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