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Marco Rubio Draws On Family To Keep Him Grounded

NPR is looking at the American dream, and during an election year, politicians often talk about what they think that dream means. U.S. Senator Marco Rubio from Florida is one of the political world's brightest new stars. He offers his version of the dream in his new memoir, An American Son. He speaks with host Michel Martin.
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Free Trade Ruling Could Nix Country-Of-Origin Labels on Meat

U.S. requirements for meat to be labeled by country of origin may be in jeopardy after a recent World Trade Organization ruling. Or, maybe not. The U.S. is taking its time to contemplate the next move.
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Rapper Pitbull Helps Wal-Mart Add Facebook Fans

Pitbull has agreed to do a show at the Wal-Mart store with the most "likes." The campaign went viral and rural. As of early Tuesday morning, more than 40,000 people have "liked" the Wal-Mart in Kodiak, Alaska.
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Columbus Zoo Visitors Witness Family Feud

The fight broke out when mother elephant Phoebe was disciplining her son Beco. Another elephant, known as Aunt Connie, disapproved, and the females started shoving each other. A zoo director told The Columbus Dispatch that elephants, like humans, sometimes disagree about child rearing.
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Power's Still Out For Nearly 2 Million, And Intense Heat Continues

From the Great Lakes through the Mid-Atlantic, there's no relief from the heat in sight. Meanwhile, utility crews are struggling to get power to those who lost it because of the huge damage caused by Friday's severe weather.
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Airbus: 'The Time Is Right' To Open Alabama Plant

European aircraft manufacturer Airbus is making a bold move into North America. It will build its first U.S. assembly plant on the Gulf Coast in Mobile, Ala. Officials in Mobile have courted Airbus for nearly eight years, but their hopes appeared dashed last year when the European firm lost out to rival Boeing in a bidding war for a lucrative Air Force contract.
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When Ice Cream Attacks: The Mystery Of Brain Freeze

Drink that Slurpee too fast, and you risk an attack of "brain freeze." Scientists are fascinated by the headaches caused by consuming cold things. But alas, they still don't know where ice cream headaches come from.

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