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Two Deputies Killed, Two Wounded In Louisiana Shootings

In St. John the Baptist Parish, the deputies were killed as they investigated what authorities say was an earlier ambush of a fellow officer.
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Tracking Death Helps Chronicle Lives In Deep South

There are elders who pass along traditions, like ministers, teachers, doctors, and in the black community, funeral directors. Samuel Gaines' family has worked as undertakers for generations. He and Jean Ellen Wilson talk with guest host Jacki Lyden about chronicling the lives of their town's black residents, by keeping track of their deaths.
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Undocumented Youth Line Up For A Chance To Stay

Massive crowds of young people showed up in cities across the country Wednesday. Some undocumented immigrants can now apply for temporary legal status. In Chicago, overwhelmed organizers turned away potential applicants. Guest host Jacki Lyden talks with the Chicago Tribune's Antonio Olivo and 23 year-old undocumented immigrant, Evelyn Rivera.
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Family Research Council Attacker Faces Weapons, Assault Charges

Law enforcement sources say the gunman spoke about the conservative group's policies before firing his weapon. A security guard was wounded, but was still able to help subdue and disarm the attacker.
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Focusing On Fish In Knoxville, Tenn.

Conservation Fisheries helps save small, rare freshwater fish, such as chubs, darters, madtoms and minnows.
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Cancer Claims The Life Of 120-Year-Old Woman

Rebecca Lanier was known to many as the world's oldest person. Her family said she was born in Mississippi in 1892, the child of former slaves. She never officially held the title since didn't have a birth certificate. Lanier passed away on Monday.
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Texas Takes Action To Curb West Nile Virus Outbreak

West Nile virus has hit Dallas County, Texas, hard this year. Officials there have declared a state of emergency against the mosquito-borne illness. For the first time in decades, they plan to begin aerial spraying to control the mosquito population.

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