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Florida Market Draws Candidates Like Bees To Honey

The Parkesdale Market, located on a key highway in the swing state of Florida, attracts more than just hungry customers. The Meeks family, which runs the farmers market, talks about their visits from presidential candidates past and what concerns them in this election year.
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Natural Gas Giant Tries To Shift Gears

Chesapeake Energy is still a leader in America's "fracking"-fueled natural gas boom, but low natural gas prices are making the company less profitable. Now the company is selling some of its assets and shifting more of its efforts into oil and other energy sectors to try to boost its bottom line.
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Convention List Grows: Carter (By Video) At Democrats'; Santorum At GOP's

Former President Jimmy Carter will speak, by video at least, at the Democratic National Convention to urge a second term for President Obama. Meanwhile, Republicans announced that Rick Santorum, who was Mitt Romney's most durable rival for the presidential nomination, and former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush will speak at their convention.
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The Thin Line Between Hate Speech And Real Threat

Wade Page, who police say killed six people in a Sikh temple on Sunday, had long been on the radar of groups that track white supremacists. But you can't be arrested for hateful thoughts. And observers say finding the real threats has gotten harder for police with the rise of the Internet.
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Loughner Competent, Pleads Guilty To Ariz. Shooting

Jared Loughner pleaded guilty on Tuesday to all counts related to last year's shooting spree in Tucson. Audie Cornish talks with Ted Robbins about the court proceedings, where the judge in the case found that psychiatric care and medication had rendered Loughner fit for trial. His plea was part of a deal with prosecutors that spared Loughner the death penalty.
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Targeted Sikhs Wary Of Saying 'We Are Not Muslims'

Since the shooting at a Sikh temple in Oak Creek, Wis., on Sunday, there's been much discussion in the Sikh community as to how to better educate the public about their culture and religion. Audie Cornish speaks with Amardeep Singh, a professor of English at Lehigh University and a Sikh himself, about how much that would help in preventing the kind of violence in Wisconsin.
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Would-Be Parents Wait As Foreign Adoptions Plunge

Strict regulations to combat baby-selling and fraud have meant the process of adopting a child can take much longer. Many nations also now feel stigmatized for sending babies abroad. As a result, some advocates say, many children are languishing in orphanages.

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