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A Husband And Wife Blessed Late In Life

He was in his late 50s. She was in her late 40s. Louis and Harriet Caplan talk about how they became a couple at a stage in life when most people give up on falling in love, and about making the most of their time together.
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Lautenberg Retirement Ends Potential May-December Senate Fight With Booker

The potential Democratic Party contest between 89-year-old Sen. Frank Lautenberg and 43-year-old Newark, N.J., Mayor Cory Booker had been shaping up to be a generational battle royale. Alas, it won't happen now that Lautenberg has announced that he won't run for re-election in 2014.
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A Review Of 2012 Confirms A 'Pulverizing' Level Of Political Ads

Money flooding in from outside groups contributed to 33 percent more political TV ads in 2012 than 2008. The ads pounded away at voters' eyeballs and ears in just a few targeted cities in battleground states.
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Decades On, Stiff Drug Sentence Leaves A Life 'Dismantled'

George Prendes was 23 when he was sentenced under New York's Rockefeller drug laws — tough mandatory sentencing guidelines for nonviolent drug crimes. The 15 years Prendes served for a drug transaction still reverberate for him and his family.
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When Resistance Is Futile: Bring In The Robots To Pull Superweeds

After years of being burned by Roundup, weeds like palmer amaranth, marestail and giant ragweed have evolved resistance to the herbicide. To fight them, scientists are now looking to a concept that seems straight out of sci-fi.
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'It Could Be A Lot Worse,' Triumph Passenger Says; Cruise Ship Reaches Mobile Tonight

The Carnival cruise ship Triumph will dock in Mobile, Ala., late Thursday night, as the job of towing the stricken 100,000-ton ship across the Gulf of Mexico has taken longer than expected. The ship's 3,143 passengers have coped with sewage problems and a lack of ventilation, but a passenger says they've had plenty of food.
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Pain Is 'Indescribable' For Gun Victim Pendleton's Mother

Hadiya Pendleton, 15, became a symbol of urban gun violence when she was shot and killed in daylight on Chicago's South Side. Her death came just days after she performed in the celebration surrounding President Obama's inauguration. Host Michel Martin speaks with Hadiya's mother, Cleopatra Cowley-Pendleton.

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