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Second Neti-Pot Death From Amoeba Prompts Tap-Water Warning

Two people died in Louisiana after using neti pots to rinse their sinuses. State health officials warn that tap water, implicated in both fatalities isn't safe for noses. The two people died from rare infections with brain-eating amoebas.
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Decades Later, Did Those Scholarships Pay Off?

In 1988, a group of Maryland fifth-graders received college scholarships from two philanthropists. Now those students are in their 30s and their lives are chronicled in The Washington Post magazine. Host Michel Martin speaks with reporter Paul Schwartzman and one of those students about how the scholarship affected their lives.
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A White Writer Gives Advice To A 'Poor Black Kid'

Writer Gene Marks caused a ruckus online with his recent blog post offering advice on how poor back children can succeed in life. He drew a great deal of criticism, including a sharp response from author and blogger Baratunde Thurston of The Onion. Host Michel Martin speaks with Thurston about the controversy.
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5 Things You May Not Know About Rick Santorum

You may know that Santorum is a self-described "champion of faith and families, a defender of the taxpayer and a believer in American Exceptionalism." But there may be a few things you don't know.
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Two Weeks Before Caucuses, Many Iowans Still Wavering

The race may feel more fluid than usual this year, but just as many caucus-goers were undecided this late in the game four years ago.
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High School Student Suspended For Tebowing

Tyler Carroll organized a kneel-down at his Long Island high school last week, and about 40 students participated. The superintendent called it a safety hazard because the Tebowing blocked the hallways. Carroll serves his suspension on Monday.
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Santa Claus Chimney Move Backfires On Calif. Teen

George Herrera wasn't carrying gifts when he headed down the chimney but guilt for staying out past his curfew. Predictably, he got stuck for 90 minutes until an emergency crew arrived.

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