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In Growing Baltimore, Are Immigrants The Key?

The population of Baltimore, Maryland has been declining, like many formerly industrial cities. But now, Baltimore Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake is trying to fight that decades-long trend. She speaks to host Michel Martin about opening Baltimore to immigrants, and whether doing so might aggravate the city's already high unemployment rate.
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Stories Of The Colorado Victims: Thinking Of Alex Teves, 'You Smile'

He was sheltering his girlfriend when he was shot and killed. Friends say the 24-year-old Arizona native had a passion for life and always put others first.
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Canning History: When Propaganda Encouraged Patriotic Preserves

For many, modern home canning is more of a hobby than a food source. But during the world wars, canned foods were more than just sustenance; they were a symbol pf American patriotism and solidarity.
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A New Generation Of Vets Faces Challenges At Home

The Veterans Administration recently announced a $100 million program to fight homelessness among America's war veterans. The issue isn't new. For a generation, shelters have seen many Vietnam vets. Now, younger vets are landing on the street after seeing combat in Iraq or Afghanistan.
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First Batch Of Family's Rare Baseball Cards Fetches $566,000

Found in a granddad's attic, by the time the whole collection is sold it may bring in about $3 million.
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Coming Up Today: Track And Field Begins; More Swimming Finals

The big news on Day 7 of competition in the 2012 Summer Olympics is that Track and Field events — or, "Athletics," if you're an Olympic scheduler — finally get on the track and field. Here's a look at Olympic highlights for Friday
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163,000 Jobs Added In July; Unemployment Rate Rose To 8.3 Percent

While job growth was the best it's been in five months, there weren't enough new positions added to payrolls to bring down unemployment. The jobless rate has been just above 8 percent each month this year.
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'Tanning Mom' Has Given Up The Sun; She's Now Practically Pale

Patricia Krentcil became a national story when her obsession with tanning led to charges that she had also taken her 6-year-old daughter into a tanning booth (Krentcil says she didn't do that). But now, her skin is practically fair.
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The Pick Of The Litter In Taos, N.M.

Bruce Boyd spends some of his free time cleaning up beer bottles, cans and an endless variety of trash alongside Highway 522 north of Taos.

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