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'Bless Me, Ultima' Role A 'Gift From Heaven'

The new film adaptation, Bless Me, Ultima, tells a story of witchcraft and religion during 1940s New Mexico. The film is based on a popular, but controversial novel that was a staple of Chicano lit. Puerto Rican actress Miriam Colon talks with host Michel Martin about playing the role of Ultima.
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'Sequestions' And Answers

Lawmakers failed to avert across-the-board spending cuts to the federal government, and they officially kicked in last week. Host Michel Martin speaks with NPR senior business editor Marilyn Geewax, and The Wall Street Journal's Sudeep Reddy about what it all really means.
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Yahoo: A Telecommunication Breakdown?

Telecommuting is quickly becoming a new normal for the workplace. So why has tech giant, Yahoo, decided to nix it? Host Michel Martin explores whether staying in the office will help the faltering company stay in the game.
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Hard-Hit Boise Subdivision Lacks Owner-Occupied Homes

The housing crisis has taken a toll in Idaho. Home prices dropped by 46 percent in the Boise area and many people lost homes to foreclosure. Before the bubble burst, Charter Pointe became less a neighborhood of neighbors, and more about investor-buyers looking to make money.
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Mom Saves Baby From Deadly Drop Out Of Window

A woman in Spokane, Wash., stepped out of the shower to see her 14-month-old boy bouncing on the bed, and out a half-open second-story window. She dove after the boy, smashed through the window, grabbed his foot as he was tumbling down the porch roof and lowered him safely to his grandma, who was smoking on the porch.
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Lock-Picking Class Is Popular In Oakland

Burglary is a big problem in the California city so Mayor Jean Quan opened the door to some criticism when her newsletter of community events advertised a lock-picking class. Learn the art for only $40. Some residents were unhinged but organizers say the course is for lock-picking hobbyists, not criminals.
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Scientists Report First Cure Of HIV In A Child, Say It's A Game-Changer

Scientists say a Mississippi child has been cured of HIV. The research findings, released Sunday, could help cure other HIV-infected newborns.

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