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Thursday, June 14, 2012

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  • Nailing The American Dream, With Polish
    The idea of an "affordable manicure" was once an oxymoron. That's before Vietnamese immigrants arrived in the U.S. and cornered the market for inexpensive nail-care salons. The industry has offered a path to self-sufficiency for many Vietnamese-Americans in California and around the nation.
  • Romney Backers Brace For Paul 'Circus' In Iowa
    Mitt Romney will be the Republican presidential nominee, but fans of Ron Paul still want their say. A good chance is at this weekend's Iowa GOP state convention. Paul finished third in the Jan. 3 Iowa caucuses. But he still could come away with a disproportionate share of the state's delegates.
  • Walnut Meringue Cookies Sealed With A 'Kiss'
    For decades, Jamie Lynn Stevenson could never re-create her great-grandmother's walnut meringue cookies. But with some help from pastry chef and cookbook author Gesine Bullock-Prado, she finally solves the baking mystery.
  • Review: 'Truth Like The Sun'
    In Truth Like The Sun, author Jim Lynch traces the growth of Seattle after it hosted the 1962 World's Fair. The novel deals with themes of idealism versus pragmatism and high idealism versus raw ambition.
  • Mozambique Farmland Is Prize In Land Grab Fever
    Villagers say they're getting a raw deal as companies rush to buy up African land to form mega-farms. Farmers complain they've been ousted from the land while promises to improve water systems and schools and replant uprooted crops are not being kept.
  • Tough Bounce: 2 Brothers, 1 Olympic Trampoline Slot
    Most prospective Olympians don't make breakfast for their biggest rival. Then again, most prospective Olympians aren't Steven and Jeffrey Gluckstein, siblings and best friends who are competing to be the lone male trampolinist to represent the U.S. at the London Olympics.
  • Can A Colon Cancer Test Level The Playing Field For Alaska Natives?
    Getting people screened for colon cancer is a challenge, especially in rural Alaska. So doctors are developing DNA-based tests to catch colon cancer early and less invasively. They hope the new tests will eventually replace or reduce colonoscopies.
  • Can You ID Germany's 'Forest Boy'?
    He walked into a German police department last year, saying he'd been living in the woods with his father for five years and that his dad had just died. Now authorities have released his photo.
  • Dissolution Of Egyptian Parliament Inflames Election
    A ruling from Egypt's highest court Thursday morning will allow former Prime Minister Ahmed Shafiq to remain on the ballot for the upcoming presidential run-off. Troops are deployed around the Supreme Court building in anticipation of protests against the ruling. Soraya Sarhaddi Nelson talks to Audie Cornish for more.
  • Egyptian Lawmaker: People Won't Stand For A Coup
    Audie Cornish talks to Egyptian parliamentarian Abdul Mawgoud Rageh Dardery. He is a member of Egypt's "Freedom & Justice Party," which is the Muslim Brotherhood's political arm. They talk about the decision by Egypt's highest court to dissolve parliament.

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