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Alaska Man To Make Uninhabited Island His Home

Charles Baird will be alone on the island for one year. He'll able to send short text messages, but won't be receiving any. By freeing himself from all media, he expects to have enough time to make a documentary about himself.
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18-Month-Old Girl Turns Up On No-Fly List

JetBlue Airways apologized after removing a passenger from her flight because she was on a no-fly list. The passenger looks innocent enough — maybe because she's 18 months old. Her mother told WPBF-TV in Florida that the idea her daughter is a threat was "absurd" and "made no sense."
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Chefs Fight California's Foie Gras Ban

California is set to impose the nation's first statewide ban on foie gras this summer. Nearly eight years have passed since the bill enacting the ban was signed.
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Romney Apologizes For High School Bullying Incident

Mitt Romney's presidential campaign is in damage control mode after an article in The Washington Post accused the candidate of bullying in high school. Romney says he does not remember the incidents. Several of his classmates independently recall him going after students who seemed different, vulnerable or effeminate.
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Chicago Prepares For 2012 NATO Summit

In a little more than a week, thousands of dignitaries, protesters and media are expected to pour into the city as world leaders gather to discuss the future of Afghanistan, and any evolving threats. Chicago officials and protesters alike say they're ready.
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Pew Poll: More Americans Support Gay Marriage

For years, Andrew Kohut, president of the Pew Research Center, has been polling people on the issue of gay marriage. He tells Steve Inskeep his research suggests President Obama's evolution is very much in line with national trends.

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