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Boy Writes To NASA; NASA Writes Back

"Dear NASA," the letter begins. "My name is Dexter I heard that you are sending 2 people to Mars and I would like to come but I'm 7."
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At Murder Trial, Friends Say It's Zimmerman's Voice On Tape

A key piece of evidence in the high-profile murder trial involves whose voice can be heard calling for help on the recording of a 911 call made by a neighbor. Jurors have now heard conflicting opinions from those who knew Trayvon Martin, and those who know defendant George Zimmerman.
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L.A. Residents Get Paid To Cut Lawns — Permanently

Faced with persistent drought and water-usage concerns, Los Angeles is paying property owners to replace their grassy lawns with heartier plants, such as shrubs, trees, and perennials. The city's water utility pays a rebate of $2 a square foot.
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When Social Sharing Goes Wrong: Regretting The Facebook Post

Researchers explored the many ways what we say on Facebook get us in trouble and how offline and online regret aren't the same. Users often don't remember or know who might see their Facebook content until it's too late.
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New Voting Laws: Forward-looking Or A Step Back?

Several state legislatures are moving to amend voting laws after a controversial Supreme Court decision limited enforcement of the Voting Rights Act. Host Michel Martin gets an overview of the future of voting rights across the states.
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Gay Married Couples Explore New Benefits

Same-sex couples are still processing how the Supreme Court's recent rulings on gay marriage could change their lives and their relationship to the government: from health insurance, to retirement, to green cards. For more, host Michel Martin speaks with Susan Sommer of Lambda Legal.
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After Rulings, Faith Leader Continues To Fight Gay Marriage

Reverend Derek McCoy fought hard against the legalization of same-sex marriage, calling it a morality issue. He speaks to host Michel Martin about how his congregation feels about the rulings and what it plans to do next.
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Winning Gold In Their Golden Years

Age of Champions is a documentary about athletes who, in their golden years, compete at the National Senior Olympics. Michel Martin speaks to the film's producer Keith Ochwat and John Tatum, a 94-year-old swimmer.
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'66 Volvo Set To Hit 3 Million Miles In September

Retired teacher Irv Gordon has been driving, and driving, and driving his car for decades. Volvo projects he'll pass the 3 million mile mark in September. The company thinks no one's driven the same vehicle that many miles before.
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The Life Of Paula Deen: In A Four Course Menu

What's on the menu? A Paula Deen retrospective.

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