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Do You Want The Truth, Or Do You Just Like Your Story Better?

Wed, 2014-06-11 08:24

In her "Can I Just Tell You" essay, host Michel Martin warns against letting an assumed narrative overtake the facts of a story.

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Could Detroit's Automakers Save Its Art Treasures?

Wed, 2014-06-11 08:24

Chrysler, General Motors and Ford offered up a multi-million dollar deal to help the bankrupt city of Detroit. But are there any strings attached to the cash and will it be enough to save the city?

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'Washington Post' Op-Ed Tone Deaf On View Of Sexual Assault?

Wed, 2014-06-11 08:24

The Beauty Shop ladies continue their discussion of this week's hot news by debating George Will's controversial opinion piece that questions the validity of sexual assault claims on campus.

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What Does Cantor's Loss Say About The Republicans' Future?

Wed, 2014-06-11 08:24

In a surprising defeat, House Majority Leader Eric Cantor lost his seat to Tea Party challenger David Brat. But what does this mean for Republicans going forward? The Beauty Shop ladies weigh in.

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The Difficulty And Drama Of Building A Top Black Magazine

Wed, 2014-06-11 08:24

Essence might be the longest-running magazine for black women, but the authors of a new book, The Man From Essence, admit that it was a long road to build the brand.

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5 TV Shows That Deserve Another Chance

Wed, 2014-06-11 07:13

With the success of the Kickstarter campaign for the erstwhile TV show Reading Rainbow, we draw up a short list of other shows worthy of another whirl.

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The Cooter Effect: Did Ben Jones Help Unseat Eric Cantor?

Wed, 2014-06-11 06:16

Dukes of Hazzard alumnus and former Rep. Ben Jones urged Democrats, independents and libertarians to use the open Republican primary to oust Rep. Eric Cantor. He mentioned his 2002 loss to Cantor.

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Bergdahl Swap Was 'Extraordinary Situation,' Hagel Says

Wed, 2014-06-11 06:01

Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel told skeptical lawmakers that a "unique set of dynamics" prevented the White House from telling Congress about the deal to swap Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl for Taliban prisoners.

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More Young Adults Get Inpatient Psychiatric Care After Health Law

Wed, 2014-06-11 05:47

Greater hospital use by the newly insured might be caused by inadequate outpatient resources to treat mental health patients earlier and less expensively.

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iPads Allow Kids With Challenges To Play In High School Band

Wed, 2014-06-11 05:10

On the surface, the PS 177 Technology Band looks like a typical high school orchestra. But there are two big differences.

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500,000 People Reportedly Flee Mosul After Iraqi City Falls

Wed, 2014-06-11 05:01

A surprising takeover by extremist group the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria has forced thousands of residents of Mosul to seek refuge.

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'Stunning': Reactions To Eric Cantor's Election Loss In Virginia

Wed, 2014-06-11 03:56

"Dollars don't vote — you do." With those words to his supporters, college professor Dave Brat ousted House Majority Leader Eric Cantor in their primary battle Tuesday night.

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How We Learned That Frogs Fly

Wed, 2014-06-11 02:03

Two Harvard professors. One on a rooftop with a bucket of frogs. The other in the front yard, down below. Ready? Get set. Throw!

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Lobbyists Loom Behind The Scenes Of School Nutrition Fight

Wed, 2014-06-11 01:25

School food service administrators once supported new healthy food requirements on the nation's school lunch program. But now, they want the rules delayed. And they're getting swept up in politics.

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College Colleagues Will Face Off For Eric Cantor's Seat

Wed, 2014-06-11 01:06

Two professors at Virginia's Randolph-Macon College find themselves in an unexpected position: facing each other in November for a seat in Congress.

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Meet David Brat, The Giant-Killer Who Knocked Off Eric Cantor

Wed, 2014-06-11 01:05

The man who rocked the political world is a 52-year-old "free-market, Milton Friedman economist." While Virginia GOP Rep. Eric Cantor tried to paint Brat as a liberal, in reality he's anything but.

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Eric Cantor's Collapse: What Happened?

Wed, 2014-06-11 01:04

In some ways, the House majority leader is the most significant Republican incumbent ousted in a primary since the intraparty rebellion by conservative hardliners began five years ago.

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College For Free: Tulsa's Radical Idea

Tue, 2014-06-10 23:37

The city is investing big in its kids, and other cities and states are taking notes.

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Graham Defeats 6 GOP Challengers, Avoids Runoff

Tue, 2014-06-10 19:03

Graham defeats 6 GOP challengers, avoids runoff

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S.C. Sen. Graham Defeats 6 GOP Challengers, Avoids Runoff

Tue, 2014-06-10 17:33

Graham defeated six Tea Party challengers with about 59 percent, far more than what was needed to avoid a runoff.

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