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Why The Bush Library Won't Make History

As George W. Bush's presidential library opens, supporters of the 43rd president are convinced his reputation will improve. For that to happen, historians say, they need to get a look at the documents that the library houses — and that won't happen anytime soon.
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At Bush Library Dedication, Bipartisan Praise

The ceremony brought together five presidents — four former and the current occupant of the White House. George W. Bush's love of country and efforts to help some of the world's poorest people won him high praise.
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Not Your Ordinary Science Fair

Today's young people might aim for the sky, but they might not envision a visit to the White House. Host Michel Martin talks with two students, Darius Hooker and Isabella Leighton, about their interest in rocket science and the White House Science Fair.
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Why Are So Many Black Men Behind Bars In Wisconsin?

African-American men in Wisconsin are incarcerated at a rate that's nearly twice the national average, according to a new study. To find out what's behind the staggering numbers, host Michel Martin speaks with Wisconsin State Senator Lena Taylor, and Marc Mauer of The Sentencing Project.
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Fire Out After Fuel-Barge Explosion In Alabama

The blast late Wednesday in Mobile left three people with critical burns and forced the evacuation of a nearby cruise ship on the Mobile River.
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Los Angeles Reclaims No. 1 Worst Traffic Rating

The California city has the worst traffic congestion in the nation, according to INRIX which makes systems that handle traffic data. L.A. has been trying to address its gridlock by syncing traffic lights and expanding its subway and light rail
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Investigators Probe Bombing Suspect's Actions In Russia

Some big questions remain unanswered in the Boston Marathon bombing case. One of them is: What did Tamerlan Tsarnaev — the older brother — do when he visited Russia last year for six months. U.S. investigators are in the Russia Republic of Dagestan trying to get answers.
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Volunteers Help Residents Clear Explosion Debris In Texas

A memorial service will be held Thursday for the victims of last week's fertilizer plant explosion in the small Texas town of West. President Obama is scheduled to attend. The service comes as some of the last residents of the blast area are being allowed back in their homes.

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