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A Week Of Near-Calamities Erodes Confidence

For consumers and business owners, a week of weaving around potential calamities was not exactly a confidence builder. "There's an overall sense of frustration," says Paul Root, a kennel owner in California.
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A Trailblazing Black Architect Who Helped Shape L.A.

When Paul Williams decided to become an architect, people told him no white clients would work with an African-American. But he persevered, eventually designing thousands of buildings, including the Beverly Hills Hotel and homes for stars like Frank Sinatra and Lucille Ball.
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Artist Protests Death Penalty By Painting Prisoners' Final Meals

For many of us, choosing our last supper on Earth is a parlor game. For some, it's real. Here's the story of death row prisoners' final meals, painted one plate at a time, by Oregon artist Julie Green.
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It's All Politics, June 21, 2012

President Obama's shift on immigration puts pressure on Mitt Romney to clarify his own position. It also comes as both candidates address an influential Latino organization. Plus: a look ahead to next week's primaries in New York and Utah.
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4th Grader Lets School Know She's Got Rights

When the girls basketball team was cut from Charlotte Murphy's Pittsburgh school last year, the then 4th grader told the superintendent that the cut went against Title IX. For the 40th anniversary of Title IX, the law that prohibits schools from discriminating on the basis of sex, host Michel Martin talks to Murphy and Superintendent Linda Lane.
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Candidates Pull Out Stops To Woo Latino Voters

Mitt Romney is working to cut into President Obama's lead with Latinos. Both addressed the National Association of Latino Elected and Appointed Officials this week. But will it help either candidate win over Latino voters? Host Michel Martin speaks with The Washington Post's Nia Malika Henderson and Lenny McAllister of politic365.com.
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Watch McDonald's Make A Supermodel Out Of A Quarter Pounder

McDonald's Canada Marketing Director Hope Bagozzi responds to a customer's question about how and why the famous McDonald's burgers looks better in front of the lens, and it becomes a YouTube sensation.
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Ring Found In Donated Capri Pants Worth $5,000

Deb Thompson went to a Minnesota Goodwill looking for a deal and some bling. She got both: a pair of gem-studded pants for $3.99. And in one of the pockets, a diamond ring worth at least $5,000. Thompson is trying to locate the owner.
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Wallet Lost Since The 1940's Returned To Owner

Warren Houghton accidentally dropped his wallet and baseball glove inside a wall in a one-room schoolhouse in Cornish, New Hampshire. Sixty-seven years later, construction workers found the wallet and glove, and shipped them to the owner.

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