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Super PACS Create Fairness?

Super PACS have contributed millions of dollars to shape the 2012 presidential election. The "Citizens United" Supreme Court case paved the way for them. David Bossie, president of the conservative advocacy group Citizens United, speaks with host Michel Martin about how Super PACS could even the playing field.
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Mardi Gras Indians Tout Generations-Old Traditions

New Orleans hosts one of the biggest Mardi Gras celebrations on Tuesday. Local self-described Mardi Gras Indians are known for their eye-catching regalia, but police have seemed to look critically at them. Host Michel Martin speaks with Clarence "Big Chief" Dalcour of the Creole Osceola Mardi Gras Indians.
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Nature Lovers Forced To Store 30,000 Books

A couple who met working in a book store in Denver have spent their marriage amassing books about their passion: nature. Now the house they live in is up for sale, and they're scrambling to find storage for 30,000 books.
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Romney Benefits From Campaign, SuperPAC Funds

Reports filed at the Federal Election Commission show the GOP presidential hopefuls spent a lot of cash in January, what with contests in four states. Also spending a lot of money, as it turns out, were the richly financed superPACS that support the candidates.
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Tech Pioneer Channels Hard Lessons Into Silicon Valley Success

Jen-Hsun Huang's education in the rough environment of eastern Kentucky helped make him a tough player in the tech industry. Now Nvidia, the company he co-founded, makes powerful graphics chips that bring realistic games and movie effects to screens small and large.
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Outed Ariz. Sheriff Threatened To Deport Boyfriend

Conservative Arizona sheriff Paul Babeu resigned over the weekend as chair of Mitt Romney's Arizona campaign. After announcing his run for Congress, the Phoenix New Times reported that he's gay and had previously threatened a Mexican boyfriend with deportation.
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John Glenn On 50 Years Since His First Orbit

Monday marks the 50th anniversary of astronaut John Glenn's orbiting of Earth. Glenn — who was one of NASA's original Mercury Seven — was the first American to achieve the feat. He flew the mission in just under five hours, circling the globe three times in a capsule named Friendship 7. Glenn, who says he recalls the mission as if it were just last week, tells Audie Cornish he doesn't want the US to lose sight of the future and America's role in outer space.
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Science Behind Avalanche 'Air Bag' Saves Skier

Three skiers died in an avalanche over the weekend in Washington state. A fourth skier was caught in the snow slide, but survived thanks to an airbag she deployed from her backpack. Audie Cornish speaks with Doug Abromeit, former director of and now consultant for the US Forest Service National Avalanche Center, about how the air bag works.

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