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Women Take Over The Farm

Farmland ownership and management has long been dominated by men. But there's a trend toward more women taking an active role, either by choice, or because of inheritance.
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Comparing Trayvon Martin, O.J. Simpson Cases

The televising of the O.J. Simpson murder trial 22 years ago ignited a national discourse on race and crime. Overwhelmingly, whites believed he was guilty; blacks believed him innocent. Could televising the Trayvon Martin trial have the opposite effect? John McWhorter, a senior fellow at the Manhattan Institute and a writer for the New Republic, offers his insight.
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A Return To 'Safety First' For Michigan Nuclear Plant

The Palisades Power Plant, one of Van Buren County's biggest employers, has one of the worst safety records in the country. After five unplanned shutdowns in 2011, the plant is now trying to prove to federal regulators that it's up to their standards.
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Fake Food: That's Not Kobe Beef You're Eating

From steaks to sliders, Kobe beef seems to be popping up on menus nationwide. No matter what form it takes, though, it's not actually Kobe beef. Here's how you've been fooled.
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Who Are Romney's Closest Advisers?

Mitt Romney, the presumptive candidate for the Republican nomination, is hiring hundreds of new staffers over the next few months. The former Massachusetts governor is still surrounded by a trusted core of senior advisers, however, and they aren't going anywhere. Host Rachel Martin talks with NPR's Ari Shapiro about the inner circle.
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Chuck Colson's Greatest Legacy May Be His Story

Charles "Chuck" Colson, a key figure in the Richard Nixon White House, died Saturday. Colson was the president's special counsel and went to prison for his role in the Watergate scandal. While behind bars, he embraced Christianity. As NPR's Joel Rose reports, he went on to become a central evangelical leader after his release.
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End Of The Tea Party As We Know It?

Have we seen the end of the Tea Party movement? New York Times reporter Kate Zernike is the author of Boiling Mad: Inside Tea Party America. Host Rachel Martin talks with Zernike about the Tea Party's current relevance and influence in the political process.
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Think Soccer Is Tough? Try Handstands On A Horse

A lot of kids play soccer, others play chess, and some kids do handstands on the backs of galloping horses. It's a risky pastime, but parents say it teaches concentration and is a lot less expensive than other equestrian sports — even if it does take their breath away sometimes.
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Think Tiki's Tacky? Grab A Cocktail And Think Again

In Ft. Lauderdale, it's a weekend for carved wooden idols, Hawaiian shirts and tropical drinks. It's the Hukilau, an annual gathering of fans of all things tiki — as in faux-Polynesia — a fad that a dedicated legion of devotees say is back.

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