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Zimmerman's Attorneys Withdraw As Counsel

The attorneys for George Zimmerman have withdrawn as his counsel, saying they haven't heard from him since Sunday. Robert Siegel talks with Kathy Lohr about the announcement.
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Panel Proposes A New Tax To Pay For Public Health

An Institute of Medicine panel says a tax of half a percent or so on medical transactions could help the nation's public health agencies tackle pressing goals, such as reducing adult obesity. In the long run, that could result in big savings in health care spending, the panel says.
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Tulsa Mourns Man Who 'Never Met A Stranger'

Bobby Clark, 54, was one of three people killed in Friday's shootings in Tulsa, Okla. Friends and family say Clark, a resident of the city's Northgate neighborhood, was a well-liked musician who enjoyed sharing his music with others
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Legal Definitions Of Hate Crimes Vary

Audie Cornish talks to Chris Benson, associate professor of journalism and African American studies at the University of Illinois-Urbana Champaign, about what constitutes a hate crime and what role it's playing in recent headlines.
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A Church Divided: Ruling Ends Va.'s Episcopal Battle

It's like the end of a marriage. Earlier this year, a Virginia judge ruled that seven conservative congregations that had split with the Episcopal Church must hand over almost everything they own, including their places of worship. "It's a tremendous loss," says one conservative parishioner.
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Entire Chess Team Follows 'Queen' To New School

In an unprecedented move, an entire Division I team is relocating from one university to another. The sport is chess, and the coach, Grandmaster Susan Polgar, tells Robert Siegel she is flattered that her tight-knit international team is moving with her from Texas to Saint Louis.

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