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Sanford Under The Spotlight As Trial Begins

Sanford Under The Spotlight As Trial Begins The national media has descended on the town of Sanford, Florida, for the trial of George Zimmerman. He's the man accused of murdering teenager Trayvon Martin. Host Michel Martin speaks with Sanford Mayor Jeff Triplett to find out how emotions are running in his town.
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Dear NSA: Please Read This Email

We are beyond the point where privacy can be expected because somebody somewhere has details about all of your electronic habits. The question is, who is most likely to want to look at what you're doing?
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Religious Conservatives Focus On Mid-Term Elections

Ralph Reed's Faith and Freedom Coalition kicked off its third annual conference Thursday in Washington D.C. The conclave's stated aim is to grow the conservative vote for next year's mid-term election. It's also a forum for a constellation of conservative stars, some of them eying the White House.
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Detroit's Emergency Manager Meets With Creditors

Kevyn Orr will ask unions, retirees and banks to take big losses on debt the city just can't afford to pay. But Orr is walking a fine line trying to convince those parties to accept a bankruptcy-style settlement, without actually going to bankruptcy court — at least, not yet.
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First Lives Lost In Colorado Wildfire

The Black Forest Fire burning near Colorado Springs is now the state's most destructive fire ever. At least two people have been confirmed killed. That fire also has forced nearly 40,000 people to evacuate. It's consumed more than 300 homes since lightening first ignited it on Monday.
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Supreme Court: Human Genes May Not Be Patented

Thursday's decision by the high court upends 30 years of patent awards granted by the U.S. Patent Office. The ruling also has enormous implications for the future of personalized medicine.
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Maine College Students Take On A Bear Of A Study

The state is trying to keep tabs on its bear population. Undergraduates at Unity College are in the woods tranquilizing bears and collaring them so the state can better understand the animals.

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