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Mariners Capture Coveted Picture-Perfect Game

Seattle Mariners pitcher Felix Hernandez threw a perfect game Wednesday in a 1 to 0 victory against the Tampa Bay Rays. That makes it the third perfect game this season. Melissa Block has more.
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Is 'Deferred Action' A Real Change For Ariz. Youth?

Wednesday, the U.S. government began a program to temporarily delay deportation for some undocumented youth. In response, Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer signed an executive order denying public benefits to those granted deferred action. Melissa Block talks with undocumented activist Daniel Rodriguez about what deferred-action status will actually change for young people like himself in Arizona.
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Rebutting Tax Criticism, Romney Gives A Number

Mitt Romney told reporters Thursday that he has never paid less than a 13 percent tax rate over the past decade. Until now, the presumptive Republican nominee had sidestepped questions about his personal income taxes. Romney has come under withering criticism over the tax issue from President Obama's campaign and Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid.
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Recording Hepatitis C: A Patient's Treatment Journal

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention now recommends all baby boomers get tested for Hepatitis C. The infection, which one in 30 boomers is expected to have, causes serious liver disease, including cancer. It's treatable, but even that is a serious endeavor, involving months of heavy medicines that are taxing on the body. Melissa Block talks with Ana Johnson of San Marcos, Texas, who kept a video journal of her experience with treatment.
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More Of The Nation Is Getting The Worst Of The Drought

There's been another increase in the area of the lower 48 states suffering "exceptional" drought conditions.
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Spreading Their Wings In Columbus, Ohio

Proyecto Mariposa, or Project Butterfly, helps provide life skills to Latina girls and their mothers while ensuring they do not forget their Latin roots.
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Two Deputies Killed, Two Wounded In Louisiana Shootings

In St. John the Baptist Parish, the deputies were killed as they investigated what authorities say was an earlier ambush of a fellow officer.
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Tracking Death Helps Chronicle Lives In Deep South

There are elders who pass along traditions, like ministers, teachers, doctors, and in the black community, funeral directors. Samuel Gaines' family has worked as undertakers for generations. He and Jean Ellen Wilson talk with guest host Jacki Lyden about chronicling the lives of their town's black residents, by keeping track of their deaths.

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