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'Mama Bird' Evelyn Johnson Dies At 102; Logged 7 Years Of Flight Time

Evelyn Bryan Johnson, a record-setting pilot who was born just six years after the Wright brothers made their historic flight, has died at the age of 103. She holds the Guinness world record for the most hours logged by a female pilot — more than 57,000.
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Gay Marriage Stand Could Help Obama In Suburbia

For several election cycles, the presidency has been won or lost based on suburban voters in several key swing states. And some political observers believe that President Obama took the calculated risk that supporting gay marriage rights will boost his campaign in these all-important counties.
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What Will Black Pastors Preach This Sunday?

Black pastors are reacting to the president's announcement that he supports same-sex marriage. Host Michel Martin takes a look at how the president's statement might play out in sermons this Sunday, and at the ballot box in November. She's joined by Bishop Harry Jackson, Dr. Michael Waters, and author and professor, Rev. Michael Eric Dyson.
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Alaska Man To Make Uninhabited Island His Home

Charles Baird will be alone on the island for one year. He'll able to send short text messages, but won't be receiving any. By freeing himself from all media, he expects to have enough time to make a documentary about himself.
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18-Month-Old Girl Turns Up On No-Fly List

JetBlue Airways apologized after removing a passenger from her flight because she was on a no-fly list. The passenger looks innocent enough — maybe because she's 18 months old. Her mother told WPBF-TV in Florida that the idea her daughter is a threat was "absurd" and "made no sense."
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Chefs Fight California's Foie Gras Ban

California is set to impose the nation's first statewide ban on foie gras this summer. Nearly eight years have passed since the bill enacting the ban was signed.

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