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New Law Raises Funding Hopes For Startups, Worries Over Fraud

The Jobs Act could make it easier for tech startups to raise money by allowing anyone — not just millionaires — to invest. But many are concerned it will also lead to a new wave of financial fraud. "I think we can expect to see ... African princes inventing cold fusion any second now," says one entrepreneur.
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In Wisconsin, Recall Politics Overshadow Primary

Wisconsin holds its GOP presidential primary on Tuesday. But voters are hardly paying attention: The state has been consumed by the looming recall election of Republican Gov. Scott Walker.
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Parents Make Child's Death Their Cause

Trayvon Martin's parents have been going public to bring attention to their son's death over a month ago. Melissa Block talks with two mothers, Annette Nance-Holt and Candace Lightner, who also spoke out publicly after the death of their children. Nance-Holt helped start a group called Purpose Over Pain and Lightner founded Mothers Against Drunk Driving.
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Neighborhood Watch Under Fire After Teen's Death

Each day seems to bring more questions about the case of Trayon Martin, an unarmed black teen was shot to death in Florida. Martin was killed by a white Latino neighborhood watch captain. Some say that while guns are at the heart of the issue, community policing groups need more regulation.
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The Sobering Odds Of Winning The Lottery Jackpot

The jackpot for Friday's Mega Millions lottery is $540 million. Robert Siegel talks with Aaron Abrams, a mathematician at Emory University in Atlanta, about why it's still a bad bet.
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What Happens If Affordable Care Act Is Cut By Court?

What happens to the provisions of the federal health care law if the Supreme Court throws it out entirely? Melissa Block discusses that with NPR health policy correspondent Julie Rovner.

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