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New York: A Concrete Jungle And 'City Of Trees,' Too

People generally don't associate trees with New York City, and if they do, they tend to think only of Central and Prospect parks. But the city is filled with old, beloved trees, some dating back more than 200 years, many of them located in the unsung outer boroughs.
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An Intimate Portrait Of The Tsarnaev Family

As the investigation into the Boston Marathon bombings continues, countless questions remain about the suspects Tamerlan and Dzhokhar Tsarnaev. Washington Post senior editor Marc Fisher, discusses his in-depth profile of the Tsarnaevs and their journey to the U.S.
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On California Prisons, It's The Governor Vs. The Courts

California Gov. Jerry Brown is trying to end federal oversight of his state's prison system, with little success. Legal experts have compared his position to those of Southern governors who defied court orders to integrate public facilities in the 1950s.
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Hic, Hic, Hic: TV Weatherman Keeps Going Despite Hiccups

When David Paul went on the air Monday in Houston, the hiccups hit at just the wrong time. But he hung tough and got through his forecast with a smile. Check the video.
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Teen's Punch Reportedly Lands Soccer Referee In Critical Condition

After sustaining what seemed to be minor injuries, the official later lost consciousness. The teenager was arrested Monday on suspicion of aggravated assault.
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Evening Primrose Oil No Match For Eczema's Itch

The natural remedy is a popular option for people who aren't satisfied with standard medical treatments for eczema. But a review of the studies finds that evening primrose doesn't help with symptoms.
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Suspension Rates 'Shock The Conscience,' Says Researcher

Suspensions in middle and high schools across the U.S. have risen dramatically in recent years. Two million students were suspended during the 2009 school year, and boys of color and children with disabilities were suspended at much higher rates than others. Host Michel Martin speaks with Daniel Losen, lead author of the new report "Out of School and Off Track," about why kids are being suspended and how that can affect them in the future.
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Politicos Grade Obama's First 100 Days

Immigration reform, gun control, sequestration, job creation: There's been a lot on President Obama's agenda in the first 100 days of his second term. How's he fielding it all? Host Michel Martin talks with Salon columnist David Sirota and Republican strategist Ron Christie to assess the President's batting average on the issues.

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