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Muslim Family Values

Many Muslim people were hoping the Boston bombers didn't share their religion. However, the surviving suspect, Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, is indeed Muslim, according to family members. Host Michel Martin speaks to Muslims from different ethnic backgrounds about the conversations they're having at dinner tables and in their neighborhoods.
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Muslims On Boston Bombings: We're All Disgusted

Host Michel Martin continues the conversation about how Muslims are responding to the Boston bombings and handling backlash from the events.
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Lawmakers Want To Avoid Drone Strike Abuses

A Senate committee has held the fist public hearing on the use of drones. Lawmakers say they want to establish some ground rules for deadly drone strikes to prevent abuses.
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Online Shoppers Brace For Sales Tax Measure

The U.S. Senate is poised to pass the Marketplace Fairness Act that allows states to collect taxes from out-of-state merchants. Tax policy experts say this long-sought bill brings fairness to the tax system and much needed money to state and local governments. But small online sellers are incensed at what they see as a new tax burden.
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What's Next In The Gun Control Debate?

Gun-control groups are regrouping after a bill to tighten background checks for gun sales failed to overcome a filibuster last week in the Senate. The failure was not only a stinging defeat for President Obama, it was also a setback for the new players in the debate.
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Death Penalty

Maryland becomes the sixth state to repeal the death penalty in the last six years. Diane and guests explore the growing debate over capital punishment.

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People On Terrorism Watch List Not Blocked From Buying Guns

Under current laws, if a background check shows your name is on the national terror watch list, you can still purchase a gun. Government data show that people on terrorism watch lists were able to buy guns or explosives after a background check more than 1,300 times between 2004 and 2010.
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Bill Would Expand Disclosure Of Political Money

Sens. Lisa Murkowski and Ron Wyden have sponsored a bill aimed at outing the wealthy donors, corporations and unions that financed some $300 million in secretly funded campaign ads last year. Initial reactions showed what the two senators are up against.

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