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Daughter's Death Pushes Mom To Fight Dating Abuse

Sharon Love's daughter Yeardley was a college student and an athlete when she was beaten to death by her ex-boyfriend in 2010. Since then, Love has started a foundation to speak out and raise awareness about dating violence. She speaks with host Michel Martin about her work and how she's coping with the loss of her daughter.
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A Nose Tuned In To Bitter May Help Stave Off Sinus Infection

When bitter taste receptors found in the noses of supertasters were exposed to a bacterial chemical, they started fighting it off, while the receptors of others with normal taste perceptions did not detect the chemical's presence.
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A Fighter To The End, Arlen Specter Seemed To Thrive On Controversy

Over the course of three decades in the Senate, Specter's vote could be one of the hardest to get, and often the vote that made the difference. He died Sunday at the age of 82.
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Iowa Baby's Birth Is One For Number Lovers

Katie Deremiah and Ron Fitzgerald of Des Moines thought it was cool when their son was born on Sept. 10 last year — offering the sequence: 9, 10,11 Now they've had a daughter. She weighed 8 lbs. 9 oz., was born on Oct. 12 at 13:14 military time. That makes her sequence: 8,9,10,11,12,13, 14.
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Chuck Yeager Marks Speed Barrier Record

In 1947, Chuck Yeager broke the sound barrier. On Sunday, the Las Vegas Review-Journal reports, he did it again. At age 89, he climbed in the back seat of an Air Force jet. The plane ripped past the speed of sound, 65 years to the minute after Yeager first did it.
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Former Senator Arlen Specter Dies At 82

Arlen Specter, reviled by the right, mistrusted by the left and ever unpredictable, was nonetheless a major force in the U.S. Senate for three decades. He cast what were often crucial votes on everything from judicial nominations to economic policy.
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Head Injuries Rattle Even Devout Football Parents

Parents of young players are increasingly anxious about concussions. Many continue to participate — albeit more cautiously. Others worry about whether the youth leagues will eventually halt altogether. In Texas, the risk of injury is putting families at odds with a sport many consider a religion.
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Volunteers Labor To Get Early Voters Out In Iowa

Early voting is underway in Iowa, a battleground state where the most recent polls give President Obama a very narrow lead in a tight race. Four years ago, Obama carried Iowa with help from a massive ground organization that far outpaced what the GOP was doing. This year, Republicans say that won't be repeated.

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