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4:45am

Mon February 20, 2012
Around the Nation

Des Moines Welcomes Thousands Of Bacon Fans

Originally published on Mon February 20, 2012 4:56 am

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4:35am

Mon February 20, 2012
Around the Nation

Escaped Emu Runs Around Vermont Island

Originally published on Mon February 20, 2012 4:56 am

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RENEE MONTAGNE, HOST:

Good morning. I'm Renee Montagne. The people of the Champlain Islands in Vermont are aflutter over a big bird on the loose. A 150-pound emu escaped from his pen five weeks ago. Last week, it was spotted outside an elementary school. A maintenance worker tried to lasso the elusive emu with an extension cord, but the big, flightless bird got free. The owner placed an ad in a local paper that says: Free emu if you can capture it. It's MORNING EDITION. Transcript provided by NPR, Copyright NPR.

2:00am

Mon February 20, 2012
Politics

Romney Ads Whittle Away At Santorum's Mich. Lead

Originally published on Mon February 20, 2012 5:46 am

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Let's talk more about where Rick Santorum stands and about his rivals, with NPR's national political correspondent Mara Liasson. Good morning.

MARA LIASSON, BYLINE: Good morning, Renee.

MONTAGNE: Now, we just heard from Sonari that Rick Santorum has surged in Michigan, and that would be, of course, Mitt Romney's native state. And that is one that Romney really cannot afford to lose. So what is he doing to stop Santorum, as of today, and what's it looking like?

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2:00am

Mon February 20, 2012
Business

Business News

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2:00am

Mon February 20, 2012
Business

The Last Word In Business

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