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Under Scrutiny, Some Head Start Programs In Limbo

The Obama administration has proposed big changes for the early childhood education program Head Start. Programs the government has labeled "deficient" must now compete for funds to continue operating. But some argue that turning Head Start into a competitive grants program will not be easy.
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New Rankings Are County-By-County Health Snapshot

Check out the latest County Health Rankings to see, among other things, which areas have the highest and lowest rates of education and income levels, as well access to medical care and healthful foods.
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The Trayvon Martin Story And The Media

After 911 tapes were released, the story of Trayvon Martin, an unarmed teen who was killed by neighborhood watch volunteer George Zimmerman, received a flurry of national attention. Much of the subsequent news coverage is focused not on the case itself, but the narrative constructed by the media.
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A Buyer's Market: The Balance Of Power In Retail

Shopping apps and retail websites give consumers the power to compare prices, read reviews and shop on the go. Stephanie Clifford, business reporter at The New York Times and market researcher Paco Underhill discuss how many brick-and-mortar stores are altering pricing strategies.
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Census Bureau's Website Is Coming Back: 1940 Data Now Viewable

After being paralyzed on Monday by overwhelming demand, the new online archives from the last census before World War II are now searchable. This blogger found his parents' records.
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Zimmerman's Lawyer: Don't Rush To Judgement

Host Michel Martin speaks with George Zimmerman's attorney, Craig Sonner. Nationwide protests have put Zimmerman at the focal point of a debate about race and justice. The neighborhood watch volunteer is accused of shooting unarmed Florida teen Trayvon Martin.
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Five Things To Watch For Tuesday In Wisconsin, Maryland, D.C.

Impressive wins Tuesday could help Mitt Romney further the growing sense in his party that resistance is futile, that he will be the nominee. It would also make his rivals' arguments for staying in the race, especially those of Rick Santorum, the last not-Romney to pose a threat, sound ever more forced and divorced from political reality.
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As Wisconsin Heads To Polls, Romney And Santorum Vie For Last-Minute Support

In Wisconsin, Maryland and the District of Columbia, polls show Mitt Romney with a wide lead. Yet Rick Santorum continues to campaign as relentlessly as ever.
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Carnage In Oakland: 'People Started Running, And He Started Shooting'

When a gunman opened fire Monday on students in a classroom at a small college, some tried to escape. In a nearby room, others locked themselves in. At least seven people were killed. At least three others were wounded.
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Fla. Woman Parks Mercury Comet After 576,000 Miles

Rachel Veitch bought her Mercury Comet new in 1964. The car's been through 18 batteries and it's outlasted three marriages. Now, her failing eye sight is forcing her to hang up her keys.

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