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Man Pays Dearly For Unlawfully Feeding Alligator

Florida wildlife officials are pressing charges against a man for feeding an alligator in the Everglades. The News-Press in Fort Myers, Fla., says the man was giving an Indiana family a tour when he dangled a fish off the boat. An alligator snapped up the fish — and the man's hand.
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Curiosity Captivates Times Square Crowd

Hundreds of people gathered in Times Square Sunday night to watch NASA TV. The landing of the Mars rover Curiosity was being shown on the big screen there. It was on the same screen that displays the countdown on New Year's Eve.
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Planting Good Ideas In New York, N.Y.

Darryl Burnette, a professional chef, spends about 10 hours a week at Harlem Grown, a nonprofit that promotes urban gardening and good nutrition among school kids.
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Gunman Kills 6 At Wisconsin Sikh Temple

Authorities say a gunman shot and killed six people at a Sikh temple in Oak Creek, Wisconsin, Sunday, before he was killed by a police officer. Four people were wounded. President Obama vowed to provide necessary support to investigate the shooting.
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Sikhs Face More Attacks Since Sept. 11 Tragedies

Sikh rights groups say that since the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks, there has been a marked rise in hate crimes against Sikhs. To talk more about that and to learn about the religion, Steve Inskeep talks to Kavneet Singh, managing director of the Sikh American Legal Defense and Education Fund.
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Missourians To Vote On Prayer Amendment

When Missourians go to the polls Tuesday to vote on a number of candidates to compete in the November general election, they'll also be asked to decide on an amendment to the state's constitution. Amendment 2 is better known as the "right to pray" ballot measure.
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In Warhol's Memory, Soup Cans And Coke Bottles

While the cemetery that houses the artist's grave is conventional, the grave site itself is anything but. Fans and admirers regularly leave colorful mementos on his tombstone outside of Pittsburgh, and a local artist and Warhol historian even holds graveside birthday parties for the late pop art con.

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