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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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Ohio Bill Would Ban Exotic Animals As Pets

Exotic animals are already restricted in many states. Lawmakers in Ohio are considering legislation that would ban dozens of exotic animals as pets. Among other things, owners would have to apply for permits for existing animals.
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Swing State Voters Mull Obama's Announcement

Some voters in Colorado are not happy about President Obama's decision to come out in favor of legalizing same-sex marriage.
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Gays Welcome Obama's Same-Sex Marriage Decision

Gays and lesbians have been largely supportive of the Obama administration due to the repeal of "don't ask, don't tell" and opposition to the Defense of Marriage Act. But some had felt the president was moving too slowly on the issue of same-sex marriage.
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Obama Endorses Same-Sex Marriage

President Obama has completed what he calls his "evolution" on gay marriage. After equivocating on the issue for more than a year, he now says same-sex marriage should be legal. Obama's endorsement of gay marriage makes it a prominent issue in the November election.
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Education Is Priceless But The Pricetag Is Hefty

A study indicates just half of college graduates, from 2009 to 2011, are finding work within a year. In the meantime, most grads have student loans to replay. Tim Maurer, a financial adviser in Hunt Valley, Md., talks to David Greene about the high cost of getting a college degree.

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