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Some Toddler Foods Come With A Megadose Of Salt

Packaged toddler foods have surprisingly high amounts of sodium, with some packing almost half of a child's daily limit, according to a new survey. Too much salt early on could be setting children up for a lifetime of high blood pressure.
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Legalized Marijuana Forcing Old Dogs To Learn New Tricks

Law enforcement agencies in Washington state are having to make lots of adjustments as the state implements a ballot initiative that legalized the use of marijuana. One surprise change has been the need to re-train dogs used for sniffing out illegal drugs.
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Should There Be Sympathy For Steubenville Rapists?

Two teens accused of rape in Steubenville, Ohio were convicted and sentenced this week. Host Michel Martin talks to the Barbershop guys about how the victim — and the perpetrators — were treated in the press. Writer Jimi Izrael, political science professor Lester Spence, civil rights attorney Arsalan Iftikhar and Republican strategist R. Clarke Cooper discuss the week's news. ADVISORY: Please note, this conversation includes a discussion about rape and may not be suitable for all listeners.
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'Severing Love From Diapers': The Other Case Against Gay Marriage

Detractors say extending recognition to same-sex couples will weaken a bedrock institution meant to protect women and children. The Supreme Court is set to hear arguments regarding gay marriage next week.
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Man Arrested On US Airways Flight After Impersonating Pilot

A passenger from France who failed to get an upgrade later showed up in the plane's cockpit jump seat.
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Town Board In N.Y. Revises Booing Ban

The town board in Riverhead, New York, made news by banning people from booing at their meetings. Apparently this met with criticism, since Newsday reports they have revised the rule.You may boo at meetings, but there's still a prohibition against disruptive behavior.
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Petition Calls On Congress To Dress Like NASCAR Drivers

The idea surfaced at a web page that lets you petition the White House. Most race drivers wear outfits covered with the names of sponsors. This plan would require lawmakers to be covered with patches announcing the names of their major donors.

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