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Katrina Gave Fresh Start To A Man, An Institution

The New Orleans Botanical Garden was neglected long before Hurricane Katrina destroyed its grounds. But at that point, the garden's director Paul Soniat decided to seek out donations and breathe new life into the garden. He speaks with guest host Jacki Lyden about what it took to revive the historic space.
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Will Romney's Pick Swing The Senior Vote?

Older voters make up a major voting bloc that both candidates will be courting, and Mitt Romney's pick of Rep. Paul Ryan as his running mate has put Medicare and Social Security front-and-center. Guest host Jacki Lyden discusses how these voters might respond with Andrew Kohut of the Pew Research Center.
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4 Million Bumbo Baby Seats Recalled

After more than 50 reports of children sustaining head injuries from falls, the South African maker of molded foam Bumbo seats is recalling them. The company has a fix to help keep babies from falling out.
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Teachers Return To L.A. School Where Two Were Accused Of Lewd Conduct

The entire staff at Miramonte Elementary was replaced last February after the allegations against two teachers. Administrators wanted to show parents they were taking action. Now, cleared of any wrongdoing, the other teachers are back in their classrooms.
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Campaign Trail: Biden's Comment About 'Chains' Sparks Controversy

By telling a racially mixed audience in Virginia on Tuesday that the Republican ticket's economic plans would "put y'all back in chains," Vice President Biden sparked the latest campaign controversy.
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After 25 Years, Electric Squabble Is Settled

Grace Edwards' electric bill had seemed high for 25 years. Connecticut Light and Power first told her it must be an extra television or her air conditioning. It turns out, Edwards was paying to power two street lights.
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Fun And Free Science In Providence, R.I.

The Providence Alliance for Clinical Educators combines captivating storytelling with exquisite illustrations to teach scientific principles in a fun and memorable way.
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Nellie Gray, Founder Of 'March For Life,' Dies

In 1974, one year after the Roe v. Wade decision, opponents began rallying in Washington each year on the anniversary of the decision. Gray was the president of the March for Life Foundation. She was 88.
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San Fernando's Financial Crisis Burdened By Scandal

The small Southern California city of San Fernando is facing a seven-figure fiscal crisis. But the town has been unable to address its money issues because the romantic entanglements of the city leaders are dominating the agenda.

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