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'Witness 9' Accuses Zimmerman Of Molestation

New — and perhaps surprising — information has come up in the case against George Zimmerman, the neighborhood watchman who fatally shot Trayvon Martin in February. A woman known as 'Witness 9' is accusing Zimmerman of sexually molesting her for about a decade, beginning when they were young children. Host Michel Martin gets the latest developments from NPR's Greg Allen.
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'Blind Cook' Serves Up Tough Competition On 'MasterChef'

How do you bake that perfect, mouthwatering pie when you can't even see how the crust and glaze are coming along? Vietnamese-American grad student Christine Ha has found a way. She is the first legally blind contestant on the reality TV show MasterChef. She's even impressing Gordon Ramsay, the notoriously brutal chef and judge. Christine Ha tells host Michel Martin how she does it all.
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Urban League: Black Turnout Could Be Key In 2012

The cliche "every vote counts" is sure to get a workout this election season. A new report from the National Urban League says the African-American vote could play a critical role in November. Host Michel Martin talks with Chanelle Hardy of the National Urban League and David Bositis of the Joint Center for Political and Economic Studies.
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In 'Dour' Report, Fed's Bernanke Says Economy Has Decelerated

Though the central bank expects "moderate" economic growth in coming quarters, Bernanke offers a sober assessment of current conditions. But there is brighter news: Home builders say they're growing more confident about the housing sector's recovery.
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VIDEO: Hero Neighbor Catches 7-Year-Old Girl Who Falls 3 Stories

"I'm not a hero — anybody would have done it. I did it out of normal instincts," says Steven St. Bernard. But he saved a little girl from death or serious injury. The autistic child had been dancing on top of a window air conditioning unit.
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Why South Dakota Won't Bail Out Maine

Unlike Europe, U.S. states aren't likely to find themselves bailing one another out. Two economists find the reasons in two centuries of history.
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Alaska Mayor Is Purrfect For The Job

The mayor of Talkeetna, Alaska, is celebrating his 15th year on the job. Stubbs is as popular as the day he was elected. Townspeople voted for the cat as a write-in candidate out of disappointment with human candidates. They've kept Stubs around ever since as an honorary mayor.
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Don't Try This At Home: Gun As A TV Remote

Police in Salem, Oregon, say a man turned off his TV using a different kind of remote. He was playing with a gun and aimed the laser scope at the TV. After he pulled the trigger, he discovered the gun was loaded. Nobody was hurt, but neighbors called police about the bullet that came through their wall.

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