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Op-Ed: Hate The Bus? It's Time To Reconsider

Nearly everyone who rides the bus has complaints: cleanliness, overcrowding, timeliness. In a piece for Salon.com, Will Doig argues that the bus is actually the best answer to improving urban transit. He offers high and low-tech solutions to improve its image and efficiency.
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Using An App To Report Injured Wildlife

A Colorado animal protection group has created a website and smartphone application designed to help someone who's found an injured animal, lost or found a pet or wants to report animal cruelty. Animal Watch hopes to expand the program nationally in the future.
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Santorum Seeks Some Reagan Jelly Belly Magic

On the same day that Santorum would be covering himself, figuratively, in Reagan's jelly beans, Romney was scheduled to announce his receipt of the endorsement of the pork-rind lover in chief, George H. W. Bush, the man who was Reagan's vice president and who became the 41st president.
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Trayvon's Father: We Don't Want 'An Eye For An Eye'

Trayvon Martin's parents, Sybrina Fulton and Tracy Martin, visited Capitol Hill this week to meet with Democratic leaders. While in Washington, D.C., Tracy Martin spoke about the case in an interview with Tell Me More host Michel Martin.
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Who Writes Our Laws?

Trayvon Martin's death has put a spotlight on Florida's "stand your ground" law. The American Legislative Exchange Council uses that law as a model and encourages other states to adopt it. Host Michel Martin speaks with Lisa Graves of the progressive watchdog Center for Media and Democracy. She says ALEC is fueled by corporate interests.
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Trayvon Martin's Family Boosts Public Profile

The family of Trayvon Martin, the unarmed 17-year-old who was shot and killed in Florida last month, began publicizing the incident after they felt authorities were mishandling the investigation. Family attorney Benjamin Crump was instrumental in raising the public profile of the Martin case, and he speaks with host Michel Martin.
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West Virginia Mine Superintendent Pleads Guilty To Fraud

Gary May is the highest-ranking Massey Energy official so far charged after an investigation into operations at the mine where a blast killed 29 men in April 2010.

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