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Teenage Diaries Revisited: Growing Up With Tourette's

In 1996, Josh Cutler, who has Tourette's syndrome, documented his efforts to live a normal life. Josh overcame Tourette's enough to become a schoolteacher. But it hasn't been easy. His new diary examines his life with a brain that often betrays him.
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Colorado Lawmakers Set Taxes And Rules For Marijuana Sales

Colorado is set to become the first U.S. state to regulate and tax recreational sales of marijuana, after lawmakers approved several bills that set business standards and taxes. Legislators expect enforcement of the rules to be paid for by two taxes on marijuana — a 15 percent excise tax, and a 10 percent sales tax.
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Great Fake? 'Kiss Cam Breakup' Video Goes Viral

A minor league baseball team captured what looks like a blowup when a young woman's guy wouldn't get off the phone to kiss her. The video's been viewed a more than a million times. Judge for yourself whether this was real or not.
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Elizabeth Smart, Sexual Assault, And The Mormon Church

There's relief this week after three abducted women were found in Ohio. It's an ordeal that kidnap victim Elizabeth Smart knows all too well. She said that abstinence lessons she learned as a child made her feel worthless after being raped by her captor. Host Michel Martin discusses those comments with a Mormon blogger.
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Cleveland Hostage's Mom 'Died Of A Broken Heart'

Amanda Berry is free after 10 years in captivity. But her mother died while Amanda was still missing. The Plain Dealer's Regina Brett says she died of a broken heart. She describes to host Michel Martin how she got to know Berry's mom over the years, and what she might say today about Amanda's escape.
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Who Will Hurt The Most From Immigration Bill?

Congress is reviewing an immigration bill that could bring sweeping changes to how people come to the United States. But some prominent African American groups are finding themselves on opposite sides of the debate. Host Michel Martin examines who would benefit, and who would feel the pain, from the Senate's proposed immigration bill.
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Wrigley: Maybe We Won't Sell Caffeinated Gum After All

No caffeinated chew for you! The Wrigley Company pulled its Alert Energy caffeinated gum off the market after the product roused concern from the Food and Drug Administration.
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California's Bay Bridge Hits Trouble Ahead Of Opening Day

California transportation officials say it will take more work — and up to $10 million — to get the San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge ready for its planned grand opening on Labor Day. A problem arose after 32 massive steel bolts broke when they were tightened to anchor part of the bridge's seismic safety system.

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