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Michigan Family Welcomes 12th Child

Jay and Teri Schwandt just had their 12th child — and it's boy just like his 11 brothers. Little Tucker was nine days late, so they thought he might be a girl. Teri's sister has 10 children - they're all boys.
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Kansas City Sandwich Is A 'Hit' With Baseball Teams

Oklahoma Joe's barbecue is a popular spot in Kansas City — especially known for its Z-Man sandwich. The Minnesota Twins ordered 50 Z-Mans on Tuesday, and went on to beat the hometown Royals in a blowout. The next day Oklahoma Joes sent 51 Z-Mans to the Royals. It worked. They beat the Twins 5-2.
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Obama Set For News Conference Friday Afternoon

The president is expected to get questioned about "NSA leaker" Edward Snowden, U.S. spying programs, relations with Russia, the economy and other issues. It will be his first major give-and-take with the press corps since late April.
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New Digital Amber Alerts Could Create A Backlash

Recent Amber Alerts startled millions of mobile phone owners and left them confused. The wireless emergency alert system just rolled out for mobile phones earlier this year. Some child advocates worry that the alerts' lack of context may cause people to turn them off.
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Walking Through Tor House, Sharing Jeffers' Poems

The late poet Robinson Jeffers built Tor House in Carmel, Calif., in the early 20th century. It sits on a cliff overlooking the Pacific Ocean. Now another well-regarded poet, Elliot Roberts, takes people through the house and grounds telling stories about Jeffers and reciting his poetry.
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FTC Receives Complaints About Learning Apps For Babies

Some educational apps may not be all that educational. At least that's the claim made in a complaint filed this week at the Federal Trade Commission against Fisher Price. Its Laugh & Learn apps have been downloaded nearly 3 million times.
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Feds Probe If Student Athletes Were Biogenesis Clients

Alex Rodriguez and the other athletes sanctioned by Major League Baseball are alleged to have received performance enhancing drugs from the now closed Miami clinic Biogenesis. ESPN and other news organizations are reporting the clinic also had high school athletes as patients. David Greene talks to investigative reporter Mike Fish of ESPN about student athletes and performance enhancing drugs.
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Astronaut Among Presidential Medal Of Freedom Winners

Astronaut Sally Ride has served as a role model for young women as the first American woman in space. It's for that reason she's one of the 16 people named as recipients of the Presidential Medal of Freedom. Ride will receive the award posthumously — she died last year at the age of 61.
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How is The U.S. Economy Doing? Examining Latest Data

Linda Wertheimer talks with Ryan Avent, of The Economist about the major economic indicators that came out this week, and what they say about the health of the economy.
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Old Hawaiian Menus Tell Story Of Local Fish And Their Demise

An ecologist wondered if Hawaiian menus might help explain what happened to Hawaii's sea turtle population. But the menus revealed another marine tragedy: that local fish numbers had dropped to about a tenth of what they once were.

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