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Americans Hit The Brakes On NASCAR

NASCAR spent millions of dollars researching how to get people more interested in the sport, but Americans' love affair with cars isn't what it used to be.
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Trayvon Martin: The Lingering Memory Of Dead Boys

Seventeen-year-old Trayvon Martin was shot and killed on Feb. 26 in Sanford, Fla., by a neighborhood watch volunteer who claims self-defense. In this essay author Tayari Jones reflects on the history of violence toward African-American boys.
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Letters: On Health Care Coverage

Melissa Block and Robert Siegel read emails from listeners. Many point out that not all public employees have their entire health care costs paid for by the government.
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Cheaper Clothes And Shorter Stories: On Soaps, Strange 'Days' Indeed

Neda Ulaby looks at the changing nature of soap operas and at how Days Of Our Lives is changing to stay alive.
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Op-Ed: Shooting Of Black Teen Reveals 'Blindness'

Three weeks after 17-year-old Trayvon Martin was shot and killed by neighborhood watch volunteer George Zimmerman, no arrests have been made in what critics are calling a case of racial profiling. Columnist Leonard Pitts says the incident exposes society's "blindness" to African-Americans.
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Letters: On 'Pink Slime' And The Planets

Melissa Block reads emails from listeners about "pink slime" and the planets.
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Pioneers Of The Sky: 3 Books That Take Flight

In the golden age of flight, pilots reveled in the magic of lonely nights aloft and suffered the perils of stormy skies. Author Gregory Crouch recommends three books that describe these harrowing aero-adventures. Do you remember the first time you flew? Tell us your story in the comments.

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