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Morning Edition for August 20, 2009

Aug 20, 2009 — Senator Jim DeMint (R-SC) has called health care President Obama's Waterloo. DeMint is holding health care town halls across the state. The crowd at his meeting Wednesday mostly opposed the Democrats plans for changes to the health care system.
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Aug 20, 2009 — Locked away in a Parisian vault, an old cylinder of metal establishes exactly what a kilogram weighs. Unfortunately, the mass of that cylinder appears to be changing. Now, a group of physicists wants to clear up the problem by redefining the kilogram, with the help of a very sensitive scale.
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Aug 20, 2009 — Less than 2 percent of America's farms account for half of the country's agricultural sales. The antitrust division of President Obama's Justice Department says that scrutinizing agriculture monopolies is a top priority — a shift that gives hope to independent farmers.
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Aug 20, 2009 — Getting ready for one last trip to the beach? Have a long plane ride coming up? Or are you just ready to become engrossed in a good book? Try these mysteries you may have missed.
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Aug 20, 2009 — This is the time of year when Seattleites go foraging for their food. You see them in parks and along roadsides picking blackberries off the bushes that run rampant throughout the city. The state considers the bushes a "Class C noxious weed."
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Aug 20, 2009 — In rural areas of Afghanistan, the polling booths and ballot boxes were brought in by donkey. And in some cases, helicopters were enlisted to drop off some of the material in the remotest regions.
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