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South Florida Beaches Reopen After Shark Scare

The Palm Beach County beaches were closed earlier this week as a precautionary measure after thousands of migrating sharks were spotted near shore.
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Rand Paul Talks His Way Into The Political Big Time

Paul's epic-length filibuster not only drew attention to an issue of increasing concern to Congress, but also helped raise his own profile. The Kentucky Republican has long been considered a presidential aspirant.
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College Diversity Issues Continue After Admissions

Liberal arts colleges are trying hard to attract minority students and faculty. But what happens when they get on campus? Host Michel Martin talks to the dean and chief diversity officer of Middlebury College, Shirley Collado, and her former student Sheyenne Brown, about initiatives to make schools more inclusive for people of color.
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Small Towns Struggle Too

The city of Detroit has been in the headlines after the state announced plans to appoint an emergency financial manager. But how are smaller cities dealing with a budget that's in the red? To find out more, host Michel Martin speaks with Diana Garza, mayor of Floresville, Texas. Garza is new to the job — a position that pays $100 a month.
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Startup Wants To Redefine How Local Foods Get To Your Door

Demand for local foods is growing, but in many places, there still aren't efficient networks for getting them to consumers. A San Francisco startup called Good Eggs is trying out a new model: It's acting as the middleman, letting customers order from lots of different local producers and then delivering straight to their homes.
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Today: First Key Votes On Gun Laws Since Newtown Shootings

The Senate Judiciary Committee takes up four proposals. They include a new ban on assault-style weapons. While the bills are likely to get the committee's OK, they face opposition after that.
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Suspect In New York City Hit-And-Run Surrenders To Police

Julio Acevedo, who had eluded authorities since the crash Sunday, turned himself in at a Pennsylvania convenience store.
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Nearly 13 Hours Later, Sen. Paul Ends His Filibuster; Here's The Video

The senator said he "would speak, until I can no longer speak," and he hit that wall early Thursday. His goal was to get the Obama administration to pledge it won't use drone attacks against American citizens on U.S. soil. He's put a bright spotlight on the issue.

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With Budget Cuts For Ports, Produce May Perish

Nogales, Ariz., is home to one of the nation's busiest ports of entry. Trucks line up for inspection before heading to grocery stores in the U.S. But the sequester is forcing the ports to make cuts, leading some to fear higher prices for food and strained relationships with foreign trading partners.

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