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Mississippi River Communities Brace For Flooding

In just a few months, Missouri has gone from a record drought that reduced farmers' crop yields to flooding that has hurt in other ways. Earlier this year, the worst drought conditions seen in the Midwest in decades threatened to close the Mississippi River to barge traffic.
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Whimsical Idea Expands To Chinese Food Mission

In the 70s, David Chan and his co-workers decided to try every Chinese restaurant in the neighborhood. Now, the 64 year old Los Angeles attorney has visited more than 6,000 Chinese eateries around the world. The Los Angeles Times says he once hit 300 restaurants in a single year.
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Shot Putter Donates Bone Marow To A Stranger

Cameron Lyle's track and field team at the University of New Hampshire encouraged players to join a bone marrow registry. Lyle found he was a match for a leukemia patient he'd never met so he's donating even though it means he must give up the rest of his senior season.
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Public Defender Assigned To Represent Bombing Suspect

The suspect in the the marathon bombings in Boston, Dzhokhar Tsarnaev wakes up Tuesday morning in the custody of Federal Marshals — his prosecution officially under way. Federal prosecutors are charging him with using and conspiring to use a weapon of mass destruction.
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Surviving Bombing Suspect Could Face Death Penalty

Charges have been filed against the surviving suspect in the Boston Marathon bombing case. Dzhokhar Tsarnaev is accused of conspiring to use a weapon of mass destruction — in this case, the bomb used to kill three people and injure many more. New details about the government's evidence against Tsarnaev and his older brother are emerging.
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Double Amputee Has Advice For Boston Victims

Victims of the Boston Marathon bombing who lost limbs are adjusting to a new way of living. To get a sense of what challenges lie ahead, host Michel Martin speaks with Paralympian and double amputee Kari Miller, and physical therapist Ignacio Gaunaurd.
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Are There Really More Black Men In Prison Than College?

Activists, filmmakers, and even the president invoke the conventional wisdom that there are more black men in prison than in college. Ivory Toldson, a professor at Howard University, says that's a myth; he explains his findings to host Michel Martin.

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