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Gathering Of Presidential Lineage Celebrates U.S. History

In a rural Ozarks town, the descendants of America's most revered historical figures are gathering for the Marshfield Cherry Blossom Festival. The DNA of over 30 past presidents will be present, including that of presidents Washington, Jefferson, Madison, Monroe and Truman. Jennifer Davison of KSMU radio reports.
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Bloomberg Aims His Money At Gun Control Opponents

New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg seems determined to become the formidable adversary the NRA has never had. The billionaire mayor is spending from his personal fortune to help defeat lawmakers who voted against gun control proposals last week. His first target: Democrat Mark Pryor of Arkansas.
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Driver Hijacked By Tsarnaev Brothers Helped Police Trace Them

A 26-year-old Chinese entrepreneur tells The Boston Globe his harrowing story of a 90-minute ordeal at gunpoint by suspects in the Boston Marathon bombings.
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Wedged Between Buildings, Plane Part Could Be From Sept. 11

New York police say the debris appears to be from one of the planes that hit the World Trade Center in the 2001 attacks. Surveyors found the piece of landing gear during an inspection just a few blocks from ground zero.
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Carjacking Victim Of Boston Suspects Recalls Harrowing Night

Robert Siegel talks to Boston Globe metro reporter Eric Moskowitz about the man who was carjacked by the Tsarnaev brothers last week. The carjack victim's escape was pivotal to tracking the suspects down, and may have stopped them from launching another attack in New York City.
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30 Years On, Educators Still Divided On Scathing Schools Report

On April 26, 1983, a panel appointed by President Ronald Reagan released an ominous report that painted a dire picture of the U.S. education system. Thirty years later, many educators point to the report as the catalyst for divides that still split education reformers.

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