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Horse Racing: America's Most Dangerous Game?

Two reporters for The New York Times detail their monthslong investigation of America's racetracks. Since 2009, more than 6,600 horses have broken down or showed signs of injury at U.S. racetracks, a rate much higher than in other countries.
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Obama Heads To Hollywood; Conservative Group Mocks 'Celebrity President'

On Thursday, some of Hollywood's top stars and deepest pockets will congregate at the Studio City, Calif., home of actor George Clooney to mingle with President Obama and raise money for his re-election campaign. At least one conservative group is deriding Obama as a "celebrity president."
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Why It Matters That California Teens Eat Less Than Their Peers

California teens eat about 158 calories less a day than their peers in other states, a new study says. But even that tiny amount of fewer calories per kid can help them maintain healthy weights over time, experts say.
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Why Mayor Barrett Wants To Defeat His Governor

Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett won the Democratic primary earlier this week, earning the chance to challenge Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker at the polls. Barrett lost a race for the governor's seat to Walker in 2010. Host Michel Martin speaks with Barrett about whether the outrage over Walker's cuts to collective bargaining rights will be enough for him to win this rematch.
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Hero Pilot In 1989 United Crash Dies

After a blast aboard United Flight 232, off-duty pilot Denny Fitch helped pull off a crash landing that even aviation experts were unable to replicate later. More than 180 lives were saved. Fitch died this week after a struggle with brain cancer. He was 69.
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Accidental Calls To New York City's 911 Add Up

A report says in 2010, 38 percent of 911 calls in New York City were accidental calls lasting just seconds. Most, according to the New York Daily News, appear to be calls made from pockets or purses. There were actually more of these calls than calls that warranted a response by a police car.

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