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Calif. Wildfire Nearly Doubles In Size, Burns Into Yosemite Park

The wildfire burst into Yosemite National Park on Friday after growing to more than 105,620 acres, the U.S. Forestry Service says. More than 2,000 firefighting personnel are working on the blaze known as the Rim wildfire, which is only 2 percent contained.
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Class Of Dreams: Students Take On Dr. King's Legacy

This summer, Tell Me More has been asking listeners for their version of Martin Luther King Jr.'s famous 'I Have a Dream' speech. Notre Dame Professor Maria McKenna took it to another level and pitched the question to her class. She tells us about some of the common threads from the assignment and the parallels between education and civil rights.
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Blindness Didn't Keep Voice Over Artist From Success

Voice over artist Pete Gustin can't read scripts - he's legally blind. But, as he tells Tell Me More, he didn't let his disability deter his talent.
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What Do Asian-Americans Owe The Civil Rights Movement?

As the US prepares to mark the fiftieth anniversary of the March on Washington, guest host Celeste Headlee speaks to Scot Nakagawa. He recently wrote an article called "Three Things Asian-Americans Owe to the Civil Rights Movement."
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Are There 'Blurred Lines' Over Summer's Hottest Song?

Robin Thicke may have the hit song of the summer, but Marvin Gaye's family says it sounds too familiar — like the melody in Gaye's "Got to Give It Up." Both sides are lawyering up, and the Barbershop guys weigh in on the dustup.
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50,000 Stray Dogs In Detroit? That 'Makes No Sense'

Rescue groups and others dealing with a real problem — packs of stray dogs in many parts of the city — are inflating the figures, a Detroit journalist argues.
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Hurricane Season A Bust? Don't Be So Sure

So far, the Atlantic has been hurricane-free, but one forecaster points out that similar years in the past have had very active second halves.
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Vin Scully Says He'll Return To Dodgers' Booth For 65th Year

Broadcaster Vin Scully has been the voice of the Los Angeles Dodgers for longer than the Dodgers have been in California. And he'll return for his 65th season next year, the team said Friday, extending a streak that includes 25 World Series and the Brooklyn Dodgers' lone title, from 1955.
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Outfielder Ryan Braun Issues An Apology But Skimps On Details

One month after accepting a suspension that ended his season, the Milwaukee Brewer issued a statement apologizing for his actions. But the note, which was posted online, falls far short of the full disclosure many fans and analysts say they expect from the 2011 National League Most Valuable Player.
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Woman Who Talked Down School Gunman Wins President's Praise

Antoinette Tuff had both courage and heart, President Obama says of the woman who persuaded a young man to lay down his weapons after he entered a Georgia elementary school this week. He's planning to invite her to the White House.

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