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'Life Is Really Good,' Says Cancer Survivor, 12

When Grant Coursey was a toddler, he was diagnosed with neuroblastoma, a cancer often found in young children. A tumor had wrapped itself around his spinal cord and was pushing against his lungs. It took three surgeries, but Grant is cancer-free.
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Gutter To The Stars: A Testosterone Fueled Romp

If someone's not being killed or beaten, he's being shaken down, spied on, bedded, or seduced in James Ellroy's American Tabloid. Author Adam Levin says it will have you admiring J. Edgar Hoover's sleazy connivances and cheering for the violent downfall of the Kennedys.
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Thursday Political Grab Bag: Obama To Call For Ending Oil Firm Tax Breaks

With gas prices rising and Republicans blaming him, President Obama was expected to call for an end to oil company tax breaks. Meanwhile, Mitt Romney said he does indeed support a bill that would allow employers to not provide health insurance coverage for contraceptives.
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My First Crush: A Love Letter To Davy Jones

The Monkees might not have been a critical favorites, but for Morning Edition's Kitty Eisele, the band looms large in her memories of childhood: Singer Davy Jones was her first crush. He died Wednesday at the age of 66. Have a favorite memory of Jones? Let us know in the comments.
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Evangelicals Still Cool On Romney, Exit Poll Analysis Shows

Evangelical voters remain divided on their support of GOP Presidential candidate Mitt Romney. Meanwhile, Rick Santorum receives strong support in some states from evangelicals, while losing a large number of nonevangelical voters.
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Letters: On Women's Boxing

Robert Siegel and Audie Cornish read emails from listeners about a segment on a female boxer in Flint, Michigan.
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Op-Ed: Gas Prices Are Not A Political Issue

Industry analysts say oil prices rose ten dollars a gallon in February, driving up gas prices at the pump. Washington Post columnist Charles Lane argues that though gas prices have long been a political issue, gas prices are largely determined by global crude oil prices.
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The Power Of Memoirs, Biographies

In her weekly essay, host Michel Martin closes the book on Black History Month and looks ahead to Women's History Month. Tell Me More will bring a series of conversations with the authors of biographies about remarkable women.

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