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Fifth-Grader Skips School To See President Obama

Tyler Sullivan will return to class Monday with a note explaining why he skipped school on Friday. The fifth-grader had gone with his dad to a Honeywell plant outside Minneapolis, where President Obama was speaking. When the president shook Tyler's hand, he offered to write an excuse note for him.
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Wisconsin Recall Is Just One Of Many Highlights Of Big Tuesday Campaign Day

A big day of politics on Tuesday, led by the effort to recall Republican Gov. Scott Walker in Wisconsin. Only two governors have been recalled in U.S. history.
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Branson's Shows Go On Despite Tornado Damage

June, July and August are the bread and butter of tourist season for Branson, Mo. So the tourism industry is doing all it can to let the public know there's still plenty to do in the city even though a February tornado caused heavy damage in certain areas of the strip.
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Fans Riveted By NBA Conference Playoff Games

The Boston Celtics defeated Miami Heat Sunday night in overtime, 93-91. The Eastern Conference finals of the NBA playoffs are tied at 2-2. In the Western Conference final series, the Oklahoma City Thunder and the San Antonio Spurs are also tied 2-2.
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Bill Clinton Campaigns As Obama's No. 1 Surrogate

Former President Clinton and President Obama had a famously rocky relationship. But the days when Clinton tried to help his wife, now secretary of state, defeat Obama in the 2008 primaries are ancient history. Now, for better or worse, Clinton is Obama's highest-profile advocate.
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If Gorecki 'Produces At this Level, He'll Get Signed'

David Greene checks in again with Reid Gorecki, who is playing baseball this summer with the Long Island Ducks. Reid is one of two minor league players Morning Edition is tracking this season as they try to make a big league roster.
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A Waiting Game For Homeowners Trying To Sell Short

Banks are often accused of dragging their feet when a homeowner wants to sell for less than the balance on the mortgage. New federal guidelines, though, could now push them to approve those "short sales" faster. But skeptics worry the new rules won't make a big difference.

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