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Men In America

'I Am Not An Inmate ... I Am A Man. And I Have Potential'

Many of the 2 million men serving time in the U.S. have formed their sense of manhood while incarcerated. And becoming a different kind of man isn't easy — either behind bars, or beyond them.

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Opinion

On Ferguson's Streets, Echoes Of Another Fatal Shooting

Youth Radio's Myles Bess lived through the aftermath of the 2009 police shooting of an unarmed young black man, Oscar Grant, in Oakland, Calif. — and sees parallels in Ferguson, Mo., today.

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Parallels

With Homegrown Technology, Israel Becomes Leading Arms Exporter

Israel's recurring wars with its Arab neighbors have resulted in a weapons industry that keeps coming up with new technologies, which can then be sold abroad.

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Legal Questions Loom As Obama Weighs Military Action In Syria

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In An Earthquake, History Fuels One Writer's Anxiety

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Pacific Theme Broken Social Scene
Comet, Come To Me Meshell Ndegeocello
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Garden Totally Enormous Extinct Dinosaurs

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Experimental Drug Saves Monkeys Stricken With Ebola

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The Co-Discoverer Of Ebola Never Imagined An Outbreak Like This

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With Homegrown Technology, Israel Becomes Leading Arms Exporter

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Cantinflas, With His Puns And Satire, Is Back (And Still Relevant)

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Rigoletito Mauricio Sanchez
Ritmo De Amor Los Macuanos

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Life Under The Islamic State: Sharia Law And Few Services

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Climate Policy Takes The Stage In Florida Governor's Race

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On Ferguson's Streets, Echoes Of Another Fatal Shooting

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New Orleans Enters The Charter School Era

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Justice Department Supports Native Americans In Child Welfare Case

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'I Am Not An Inmate ... I Am A Man. And I Have Potential'

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