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Obama Touts Auto Industry On Bus Tour

President Obama kicked off a two-day bus tour of Ohio and Pennsylvania on Thursday, talking about auto jobs and trade with China. Robert Siegel talks to Scott Horsley.
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Tim Burton Pies Spin Fantasy Into Sugar And Art

Tim Burton's artwork, at once so playful and so often strangely dark, is perfectly suited to inspiring creative pie making in Los Angeles, as entries in KCRW's annual pie contest last year proved.
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Obama Touts Auto Bailout In Ohio Tour

President Obama began a two-day bus tour of swing states Ohio and Pennsylvania on Thursday and spent part of the time campaigning on his bailout of U.S. automakers.
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At Last, Superheavyweight Finds Her Olympic Niche

Athletic since she was a toddler, Holley Mangold has been dreaming of Olympic glory for nearly as long. It took the onetime football star years to find the sport that would take her to the Olympics. Now 22, 350-pound Mangold has qualified for the U.S. women's Olympic weightlifting team.
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When Does A Tree Go From Decorative To Dangerous?

Most people like trees — right up until a storm like last Friday's mid-Atlantic "derecho" knocks one into their car. So when is a tree merely nice to look at and when does it become a hazard? Robert Siegel talks to Tchukki Andersen, a staff arborist at the Tree Care Industry Association, about how homeowners can safely care for their trees.
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How Will States Set Up Health Care Exchanges?

Melissa Block talks to Alan Weil about one of the provisions of the Affordable Care Act — health insurance exchanges for states. Weil is executive director of the National Academy for State Health Policy.

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