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J.C. Penney Wins Legal Fight Over Martha Stewart

An appeals court in New York will allow J.C. Penney to continue selling a new line of housewares designed by Martha Stewart. The ruling nixes an attempt by Macy's to obtain an order that would block Penney from selling the collection. In other Martha Stewart news, she has joined the dating site Match.com in search of romantic adventure.
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NBA Playoffs Limp On, Another Star Player Injured

Tuesday night, forward Blake Griffin of the Los Angeles Clippers became the latest star to go down with an injury. The Memphis Grizzlies took advantage of Griffin's absence and beat the Clippers 103-93 to take a 3-2 lead in their first-round series.
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FBI Outlines Evidence In Ricin Case

James Everett Dutschke faces charges of sending poisoned letters to President Obama and other officials. He's the second suspect federal authorities have arrested in the case. Another man was released from jail last week after a lack of physical evidence tying him to the ricin-tainted letters.
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High School Seniors Must Secure College Spots With Deposits

May 1 is when high school seniors have to send in their deposits to colleges to signal their decision to go there. Morning Edition visits Gonzaga High School in Washington, D.C. to hear from Eli Clarke at the College Counseling Office, and two high school seniors, about their choices.
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Obama Defends Positions At Surprise News Conference

President Obama held a news conference on Tuesday, the 100th day of his second term.
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Why An Immigration Deal Won't Solve The Farmworker Shortage

Many farmers are cheering government proposals to give thousands of seasonal farmworkers a path to legal status. But even if the bill passes, it won't solve the long-term trend of fewer migrants coming north to work on U.S. farms. Farmers will instead have to learn how to do more with less immigrant labor.
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Sequester Puts Some Needing Housing Aid 'Back To Square One'

Housing authorities across the country have all but stopped issuing rent vouchers as they try to deal with across-the-board spending cuts. Many newly issued vouchers have been rescinded, leaving some people homeless or doubled up with family and friends.
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Boston Bombing: No Death Penalty If Suspect Cooperates?

A new poll shows a large majority of Americans believe Dzhokhar Tsarnaev should be executed if he's convicted for the bombings that killed three people and wounded more than 250. There are reports that the possibility of avoiding the death penalty has been raised if he cooperates with investigators.

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