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Beige Book: Like A Letter Sent Home From Economics Camp

The Beige Book is the weirdest economic report of them all: There are no numbers, just little stories.
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Slow Ride To City Hall For Female Candidates

Women make up less than 20 percent of the mayors in this country. Despite hopes for greater progress this year, their numbers are likely to remain low.
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Clever Hacks Give Google Glass Many Unintended Powers

Whether it's facial recognition or snapping photos with a wink of an eye, hackers are proving it's possible to re-engineer Google Glass in a number of creative ways.
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Economy's Growing At 'Modest To Moderate Pace,' Fed Says

The central bank's latest "Beige Book" review of conditions around the nation adds to evidence that the economy continues to chug along.
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Rolling Stone's Tsarnaev Cover: What's Stirring Such Passion?

The magazine hasn't hit newsstands, but some say it glorifies alleged Boston bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev. Rolling Stone's editor stands by the use of the photo to help tell the story of "an incredibly normal kid" who turned into "a monster."
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Weight Loss Is Worth Gold In Dubai

Alarmed at ballooning waistlines in a region where fast food is common and comfortable outdoor exercise is not, the local government is offering citizens a gram of gold for each kilogram they lose by Aug. 16.
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Is It Time To See Each Other's Tears?

NPR's Michel Martin says Americans sometimes have an empathy gap when it comes to other people's pain.
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The Politics Of Abortion Rights And Restrictions

States across the country are passing new abortion laws. But how are those laws implemented and what will they do? Host Michel Martin speaks with Pulitzer Prize-winning columnist Connie Schultz, and Serrin Foster of Feminists for Life, about the current state of the abortion debate.
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How Did Zimmerman Trial Interviewees Come Across On TV?

After television appearances from Rachel Jeantel and Juror B37, the Zimmerman verdict is leading the conversation in this week's Beauty Shop. Host Michel Martin is joined by Clutch Magazine's Danielle Belton, PJ Media's Bridget Johnson, and The Root.com's Keli Goff.
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How To Make A Congressman Sweat

An ambitious challenger has raised eyebrows with the amount of money he's already raised against California Rep. Mike Honda. The race is a test of generational and stylistic differences within the Democratic Party.

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