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Boy Calls Police To Report His Nagging Mom

A 10-year-old boy from Brockton, Mass., didn't want to go to bed. When his mom insisted, he replied, "I'm gonna call the cops on you." A local newspaper reports police came and gently explained when it's appropriate to dial the emergency number.
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Missing London Mural Up For Auction In Miami

A mural by the mysterious graffiti artist Banksy was removed from a wall in London and turned up at a Miami auction house for sale Saturday. London neighbors are protesting, the auctioneers will only say that it was not obtained illegally, and Banksy, as usual, isn't talking.
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Commission's Report Outlines Education Priorities

Activists have long warned about the widening achievement gap between white and minority students. The Equity and Excellence Commission, a federally chartered group of about 30 education experts, is recommending changes to the funding and delivery of education. Steve Inskeep talks to three members of the commission: Chris Edley, dean of University of California Berkeley law school, Stanford, education professor Linda Darling-Hammond and Eric Hanushek, a Hoover Institution Senior Fellow and Stanford professor.
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Major Storm Blankets Plains States

A massive storm closed more than 200 miles of highway and grounded hundreds of flights. Kansas City suffered one of the worst storms in its history.
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Sunday's Daytona 500 Kicks Off NASCAR Season

For the first time, the race will start with a woman at the front of the pack. Danica Patrick's claim of the pole position is a shot in the arm for NASCAR after a few down years. Linda Wertheimer talks to Jeff Gluck, motorsports reporter for USA Today, about Patrick's milestone, and how the rest of the field is shaping up.
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At A Trade Show, Power Tools Fit For The Amish

The Amish don't drive and don't connect to the electrical grid. Yet a growing number of Amish people are leaving farming for manufacturing. That means they need tools — and power.
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In Miami, A New Condo Boom Revives Hopes Of Housing Recovery

At the height of the housing boom, condominium towers popped up on the Miami skyline faster than you'd believe. Once the market crashed, those towers sat vacant. Now, led by foreign buyers, condos are selling again as developers try new, more stringent financing rules.

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