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Making Peace With The Bible By Writing It Out Word For Word

Reading the Bible from cover to cover might seem like a heavy task. But what about writing it? Host Michel Martin speaks with Phillip Patterson, who is just two verses away from writing out the whole King James Bible. He talks about how he kept the faith in spite of loss and illness.
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Like 'Lazarus,' Mark Sanford Returns To Office

Former South Carolina Governor Mark Sanford can soon add the title 'United States Representative' to his name. And an announcement that New Jersey Governor Chris Christie made regarding his weight has people talking. Host Michel Martin catches up on the some of this week's political news with commentators Keli Goff and Mary Kate Cary.
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Does It Matter That 'Hero' Charles Ramsey Has A Criminal Past?

It's been a riveting week as the nation watched the story of three missing women reuniting with family members in Cleveland. The women were kidnapped during separate incidents several years ago and were imprisoned in the same house. Host Michel Martin talks to the barbershop guys about the many threads of this story.
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Immigration Comments Touch Nerve With 'Diverse' Canadians

Host Michel Martin and editor Ammad Omar dip into Tell Me More listeners' letters to get their take on the week's top stories. This week, Canadian listeners take exception to a comment made on Thursday's show.
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In The Land Of Wild Ramps, It's Festival Time

Springtime in Appalachia means ramp festival season. But as ramp festivals and urban ramp vendors attract record numbers of people, scientists warn that the wild populations of the seasonal greens are being forced into decline.
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Jacob & Sophia Rule Among Baby Names, But Liz & Liam Are Hot

For the 14th year, Jacob was the most popular name for boys born in the U.S. Sophia topped the girls' list for the second straight year. Some other names are rising fast: Elizabeth, Liam, Arya and Major are among them.
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Spire Intact, World Trade Center Stretches To 1,776 Feet

With its glittering spire now firmly attached, the new World Trade Center became the tallest building in the Western Hemisphere Friday morning.

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