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U.S. Ambassador To Myanmar The First Since 1990

Relations between Washington, D.C., and the former pariah state, Myanmar continue to warm. On Thursday, the Obama administration named the first full ambassador to Myanmar in more than two decades.
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Key Witness Testifies In Clemens' Perjury Trial

The key witness in the perjury trial of baseball star Roger Clemens is on the stand this week testifying that he injected Clemens with performance-enhancing drugs. Nina Totenberg talks to Melissa Block.
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Even Before 'Citizens United,' Big Donors Dominated

The emergence of Joe Ricketts is yet more proof of how the Citizens United court ruling has opened the flood gates for wealthy donors to influence the outcome of presidential campaigns — or has it? Peter Overby talks to Robert Siegel about big donors and what those court decisions really mean.
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An Afghan Shoots, A Marine Dies, Mistrust Grows

It's not clear what motivated an Afghan sergeant to fatally shoot a U.S. Marine sergeant earlier this month. But American troops are increasingly wary of their Afghan partners after repeated shootings.
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N.C. Politicos Pan Proposed Rev. Wright, Anti-Obama Ad Idea

We decided to check in with political types in North Carolina, where the electorate is about 72 percent white and 23 percent black, and where polls show Obama and expected GOP nominee Mitt Romney in a dead heat. We asked how ads featuring the incendiary Rev. Jeremiah Wright would play in their state.
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The Secret Life Of California's World-Class Strawberries

We may romanticize that strawberries are grown down the road, but most of them come from California. And a complex web of plant cloning practices, relocation and fumigation has cropped up to keep it that way. Although scientists are exploring new options, like soil-free growing.
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A History Of Human Fingers Found In Fast Food

A Michigan teen bit into his Arby's sandwich and discovered a severed finger. It's the latest in a long line of disgusting discoveries of real-life fingers in fast food.
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Non-White Birth Rate May Inspire Policy Changes

The Census Bureau announced that for the first time non-whites now make up the majority of births in the U.S. The demographic shift raises questions about how this trend will affect policy in the country, particularly with regard to education and social programs.
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After Devastating Tornado, Joplin High Bounces Back

One year after a tornado ripped through Joplin, Mo., life for the city's residents is beginning to return to normal. President Obama will deliver Joplin High School's commencement speech.

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