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New York Reaches Real Estate Milestone

New York has its first million dollar parking spot. The 12 by 23 foot space in lower Manhattan's East Village comes with its own deed and maintenance fees just like the luxury condo it's attached to. The New York Post calculates the investment this way: It's the same as paying $115 parking ticket every day for the next 24 years.
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What Does Ron Paul Want? Hint: It's Not About The 2012 GOP Nomination

Ron Paul knows he's not going to be the Republican nominee for president this year. Mitt Romney has it all but locked up. But Paul's supporters are flooding state conventions, getting elected as convention delegates ... and preparing for life after 2012.
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Skywatchers Enjoy 'Ring Of Fire' Eclipse

Astronomy buffs in the western U.S. were treated to an eclipse known as the Ring of Fire over the weekend. Technically, it's an annular solar eclipse, during which time the moon passes between the earth and sun. The moon blocks out much of the sun's light and casts a giant shadow on the earth.
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NATO Reconfirms Afghan War Will End Responsibly

NATO commanders say the mantra of the Afghan alliance has been "in together, out together." That means keeping combat forces in the country through 2014 — even though some member countries like France plan to bring their troops home sooner.
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Secret Political Donors Find Ways To Stay Anonymous

Those hoping to sway the presidential election with anonymous donations to nonprofit political groups could find their names made public this fall after a pair of court rulings backed public disclosure. There are, however, ways to work around that.
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A Dire Sign Of The Obesity Epidemic: Teen Diabetes Soaring, Study Finds

The proportion of 12- to 19-year-olds who report having diabetes or "prediabetes" increased from 9 percent in 1999 to 23 percent in 2008, according to a paper published in the journal Pediatrics. "This report really sounds the alarm," says one researcher.
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A Windborne Clue To A Mysterious Childhood Disease

Not a lot is known about Kawasaki disease. It affects children under 4 and is more common in Asia, particularly Japan, but more than 4,000 American children contract it every year. One of its secrets may now be revealed, but it took climate researchers to help spot it.
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Examining NATO's Past, Present And Future

Sunday is the first day of the NATO summit in Chicago. Weekends on All Things Considered host Guy Raz talks with the U.S. Ambassador to NATO, Ivo Daalder about the Alliance's future, and with Vijay Prashad, a professor of international studies at Trinity College, who argues NATO is bad for the world. We also hear reports on the kickoff of the summit from NPR's Jacki Northam and on the protests from Cheryl Corley.

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