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Volunteers Sought For 1813 Flag Project

The Maryland Historical Society is recreating the flag that flew over Fort McHenry during the Battle of Baltimore 200 years ago. Mary Pickersgill and four others sewed the original Star Spangled Banner. Volunteers will re-create it using the same type of fabric, stitching and time frame — they have six weeks to complete the flag.
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Indiana State Fair To Feature Giant Popcorn Ball

To make the 5,000 pound kettle-corn ball, the popping has already begun for a fair that doesn't open until next month. A company called Snax in Pax is using a mold that's eight-feet wide.
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Snowden: Americans Are Good; But Their Leaders Lie

The Guardian has released another video from its interview with the so-called NSA leaker. In it, he explains some of his motivation for spilling secrets.
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Gov. Rick Perry Says He Won't Seek Re-election In Texas

Feeding speculation that he might again pursue the presidency as a Republican candidate, Gov. Rick Perry says he won't run for re-election in 2014.
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Boy Writes To NASA; NASA Writes Back

"Dear NASA," the letter begins. "My name is Dexter I heard that you are sending 2 people to Mars and I would like to come but I'm 7."
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At Murder Trial, Friends Say It's Zimmerman's Voice On Tape

A key piece of evidence in the high-profile murder trial involves whose voice can be heard calling for help on the recording of a 911 call made by a neighbor. Jurors have now heard conflicting opinions from those who knew Trayvon Martin, and those who know defendant George Zimmerman.
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L.A. Residents Get Paid To Cut Lawns — Permanently

Faced with persistent drought and water-usage concerns, Los Angeles is paying property owners to replace their grassy lawns with heartier plants, such as shrubs, trees, and perennials. The city's water utility pays a rebate of $2 a square foot.
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When Social Sharing Goes Wrong: Regretting The Facebook Post

Researchers explored the many ways what we say on Facebook get us in trouble and how offline and online regret aren't the same. Users often don't remember or know who might see their Facebook content until it's too late.
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New Voting Laws: Forward-looking Or A Step Back?

Several state legislatures are moving to amend voting laws after a controversial Supreme Court decision limited enforcement of the Voting Rights Act. Host Michel Martin gets an overview of the future of voting rights across the states.
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Gay Married Couples Explore New Benefits

Same-sex couples are still processing how the Supreme Court's recent rulings on gay marriage could change their lives and their relationship to the government: from health insurance, to retirement, to green cards. For more, host Michel Martin speaks with Susan Sommer of Lambda Legal.

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