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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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Utah's Orrin Hatch Survives GOP Convention

Longtime Utah Sen. Orrin Hatch faced a contentious and much-watched state convention Saturday, two years after fellow Republican Bob Bennett was ousted from office at the same event for not being conservative enough. NPR's Howard Berkes reports.
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Sports: Noteworthy Pitch Performances

Chicago White Sox pitcher Philip Humber threw a perfect game Saturday against the Seattle Mariners. Host Rachel Martin talks to NPR's Mike Pesca about Humber's game and about Jamie Moyer, who set a record this week for being the oldest pitcher to win a game.

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