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Sanford, Fla., Sighs In Relief And Looks Forward

Since the shooting death of Travyon Martin in February, the city of Sanford, Fla., has become a flashpoint for protests, rallies and calls for justice. Now that neighborhood watch volunteer George Zimmerman has been arrested and charged with Martin's murder, the city has an opportunity to regroup. NPR's Greg Allen reports.
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As Brazil Grows, U.S. Refits Relationship

Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff visited the White House this week, and the two nations are meeting again at this weekend's Summit of the Americas. Guest host Linda Wertheimer speaks with Paulo Sotero, director of the Brazil Institute at the Woodrow Wilson Center, about developments in U.S.-Brazil relations.
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Secret Service Agents Recalled From Summit

As the Summit of the Americas gets under way, there is one embarrassing incident which threatens to distract from international efforts to focus on trade and the economy. A dozen U.S. Secret Service agents have been sent home for alleged misconduct.
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Romney Talks Freedom At NRA Conference

He can't really call himself a big-time hunter, but Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney went to the annual National Rifle Association meeting loaded for bear. His wasn't a speech about guns, however. NPR's Ari Shapiro reports on Romney's first speech since Rick Santorum dropped out of the presidential race.
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Philly Residents Compete To Tear Down Illegal Signs

In Philadelphia, spring cleaning is a citywide effort. Among other things, residents are heading out Saturday to tidy up utility poles with advertisements for "cash for junk cars" and the like. Elizabeth Fiedler of member station WHYY reports on a competition to tear down as many illegal signs as possible.
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A Felon, But He'll Probably Be Re-Elected Anyway

A conviction on corruption charges isn't stopping former Pennsylvania state House Speaker Bill DeWeese from running for re-election. On the day he's likely to win the primary, the 17-term Democrat will become constitutionally ineligible to keep serving.
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Secret Service Agents Pulled From Summit For Alleged Misconduct

Agents have been sent home for alleged misconduct, reportedly related to prostitution. President Obama arrived in Colombia Friday for the Summit of the Americas, and the Secret Service says its security plan has not been compromised.
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In Southwestern Pa., Two Conservative Democratic Incumbents Fight For One Seat

To get elected in southwestern Pennsylvania as a Democrat, it helps to be a conservative one. And because of congressional reapportionment, two conservative Democratic incumbents — Rep. Jason Altmire and Rep. Mark Critz — are facing off for a single seat in their party's primary later this month.
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Ties That Bind: When Surrogate Meets Mom-To-Be

There are few things more intimate and emotionally fraught than carrying someone else's baby — or having someone else carry yours. No one knows that better than Whitney Watts and Susan de Gruchy. Last year, Watts carried de Gruchy's twins through nine months of ups, downs and a fair share of complications.

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