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The Salt
12:04 pm
Thu March 22, 2012

Wal-Mart And Grocers Agree To Stop Selling 'Pink Slime'

Beef on display at a new Wal-Mart store in Chicago. The retailer announced it will offer consumers meat that does not contain lean finely textured beef.
John Gress Reuters /Landov

Last week, we reported that the U.S Department of Agriculture decided it would give school food administrators alternatives to meat containing lean finely textured beef, also known as LFTB, or "pink slime" by its detractors.

Now, Wal-Mart has become the latest food retailer to announce that it's making changes after listening to customer concerns about LFTB.

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The Two-Way
11:40 am
Thu March 22, 2012

Stricken Soccer Player Fabrice Muamba Continues Recovery

Fabrice Muamba of the Bolton Wanderers during last Saturday's game against Tottenham Hotspur in London, before his collapse.
Richard Heathcote Getty Images

Originally published on Thu March 22, 2012 11:56 am

  • Philip Reeves on 'Morning Edition;' March 21, 2012

There is good news to report on Fabrice Muamba, the soccer player in Britain who went into cardiac arrest during a big game last Saturday in London.

Muamba, a 23-year-old from Congo, collapsed on the field as his team, Bolton, was playing English Premier League rival Tottenham. The Bolton club doctor, Jonathan Tobin, says the stricken player failed to respond to multiple defibrillator shocks, and that 78 minutes elapsed before Muamba's heart started beating on its own again.

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The Two-Way
11:17 am
Thu March 22, 2012

'Stand Your Ground': Miami Judge Decides Fatal Stabbing Was Self Defense

Greyston Garcia.
florida.arrests.org

With Florida's "stand your ground law" in the spotlight, we want to point to a decision taken yesterday by a Miami-Dade county judge in the case of Greyston Garcia, who was facing second-degree murder charges.

Here's what we know about the case, according to The Miami Herald:

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Mountain Stage
10:57 am
Thu March 22, 2012

Katie Costello On Mountain Stage

Katie Costello.
Brian Blauser Mountain Stage

Originally published on Thu March 22, 2012 10:01 am

Singer-songwriter Katie Costello makes her first appearance on Mountain Stage, recorded live in Charleston, W.V. Bright, funny and articulate, Costello made her first recordings when she was just 14, and completed her first full-length album at 17. She moved to New York from her native Los Angeles, making the case to her parents through a PowerPoint presentation.

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Blog Of The Nation
10:57 am
Thu March 22, 2012

March 22nd: What's On Today's Show

In our first hour, NPR correspondent Kathy Lohr talks about the latest developments in the Trayvon Martin case, and NPR's Michele Norris talks about her Race Card Project and how participants are responding to the Trayvon Martin story.
Martin family photo AP

Originally published on Thu March 22, 2012 10:08 am

Six Words About Race

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