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3:47pm

Tue May 17, 2011
Around the Nation

A Trial Begins: Did Casey Anthony Kill Her Daughter?

More than 500 journalists are descending on Orlando, Fla., this week for the start of a murder trial that could be one of the largest in state history.

Casey Anthony, 25, is accused of killing her 2-year-old daughter, Caylee. Prosecutors are seeking the death penalty.

It's a drama-filled case that the judge says could rival the O.J. Simpson trial for media saturation.

A Real-Life Drama

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3:35pm

Tue May 17, 2011
The Two-Way

What The Federal Budget Would Look Like If It Was A Household

Putting the federal budget in perspective is always difficult. First because $1 trillion dollars doesn't mean much to most people. The financial author and radio host Dave Ramsey took the the numbers from the federal budget and imagines what it would look like as a household budget:

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3:21pm

Tue May 17, 2011
Theater

'The Normal Heart,' Still Pumping Love And Fury

Joe Mantello as Larry Kramer's alter-ego Ned Weeks and John Benjamin Hickey as Felix Turner in the revival of The Normal Heart on Broadway.
Joan Marcus

When it premiered in 1985, Larry Kramer's play, The Normal Heart, seemed ripped from the headlines. A thinly-veiled autobiographical work, it dealt with the early days of the AIDS crisis and elicited both admiration and controversy.

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3:11pm

Tue May 17, 2011
The Two-Way

Brazilian Judge Convicts U.S. Pilots In Deadly 2006 Crash

A judge convicted two American pilots for their role in a 2006 mid-air collision over the Amazon that killed 154 people.

The AP reports Brazilian federal judge Murilo Mendes sentenced pilots Joseph Lepore of Bay Shore, New York, and Jan Paladino of Westhampton Beach, New York, to community service in the United States.

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3:00pm

Tue May 17, 2011
Around the Nation

California Shows Signs Of Recovery

California is looking at a windfall. State revenues are up well beyond projections — $6.5 billion more than expected. Gov. Jerry Brown wants to use the money to stem proposed education cuts. But he also wants to move forward with his proposed tax increases.

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