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Super Bowl Ads: Winners And Losers

Some people enjoy the Super Bowl commercials more than the football game. Host Michel Martin and Tampa Bay Times media critic Eric Deggans run through the best and worst ads; from senior citizens making late night trips to Taco Bell to nerds getting really sloppy kisses.
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African Americans Fly High With Math And Science

At the age of 23 and with only $30 in his pocket, Barrington Irving became the youngest person to fly around the world. Host Michel Martin talks to Irving about getting kids on board with math and science from a 'flying classroom.'
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Reports: 'American Sniper' Chris Kyle Died While Trying To Help Fellow Veteran

Chris Kyle, who wrote a bestseller about his time in Iraq and the more than 150 insurgents he killed, created a foundation that tried to help "emotionally and physically wounded veterans." The man who allegedly killed Kyle was one of those veterans, Kyle's friends and authorities say.
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Small Farmers Aren't Cashing In With Wal-Mart

The world's largest retailer says its investing in one of the fastest growing segments of American agriculture: local food. But small farmers say they aren't necessarily seeing the benefits.
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That Was A Great Blackout Last Night

The blackout during the third quarter of last night's Super Bowl was the one spontaneous event of the whole evening, and the one thing that brought out the best in social media.
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Twitter Lit Up When Superdome Lost Power

Twitter was on fire during the Super Bowl, but the twitterverse really lit up when the lights went out at the Superdome. Someone created a Twitter account named "SuperBowlLights." Many people tweeted Beyonce must have caused the failure with her electric half-time show.
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Hostage Situation Weighs On Midland City, Alabama

It's been almost a week since the first reports that a man had shot and killed a school bus driver, snatched a five-year-old boy off the bus and is holding him hostage in an underground bunker. Grief and the slow pace of negotiations with the suspect have frayed nerves in the close-knit, rural community.
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'Odd Fellows' Work Together On Overhauling Immigration

Two people, who are not normally allies, are working together to support changes to immigration laws. Renee Montagne talks to Eliseo Medina, who is with the Service Employees International Union, and Randel Johnson, who is with the U.S. Chamber of Commerce.

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