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Trayvon Martin's Family Boosts Public Profile

The family of Trayvon Martin, the unarmed 17-year-old who was shot and killed in Florida last month, began publicizing the incident after they felt authorities were mishandling the investigation. Family attorney Benjamin Crump was instrumental in raising the public profile of the Martin case, and he speaks with host Michel Martin.
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Paul McCartney Blows 'Kisses' To His Father's Era

McCartney recently released a collection of standards — songs he heard while growing up in Liverpool. He talks about several of those songs, and his own songwriting, from his home studio.
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The Thomashefskys: Stars Of The Yiddish Stage

Bessie and Boris Thomashefsky were mega-stars in the Yiddish theater world. Their story is told in a new documentary, written and conducted by their grandson, Michael Tilson Thomas. He also serves as music director of the San Francisco Symphony and artistic director of the New World Symphony.
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The 'Illegal Procedure' Of Paying College Athletes

For years, former sports agent Josh Luchs provided money and other benefits to college athletes, in clear violation of NCAA and NFL Players Association rules. He comes clean in a new memoir, Illegal Procedure.
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Tsunami 'Ghost Ship' Crosses Pacific

After one year and thousands of miles, a Japanese fishing boat has made its way across the Pacific — with no one on board. The rusty ship was apparently sent adrift during the Japanese tsunami. Nancy Wallace, director of the Marine Debris Program with the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, discusses the "ghost ship."
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Total Recall: Memory Champ On Triumph

Nelson Dellis successfully defended his title this past weekend as winner of the 15th USA Memory Championship. Dellis talks about the win and how he trained for the event.
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Buddy Roemer Eyes Presidency

He's been a congressman, a governor, the head of a bank and now he wants to be president. Buddy Roemer of Louisiana was running as a Republican. He's now seeking the nomination of Americans Elect: a new online platform for third-party candidates.

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