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Martha Stewart Leaves Prison Amid Fanfare

Martha Stewart left prison Friday morning for house arrest on her 153-acre estate in Bedford, N.Y. Fans cheered her return and media followed her homecoming closely. Stock in Stewart's company has nearly tripled since her sentencing, but it remains to be seen how much damage her brand will sustain.

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NPR correspondent Chris Arnold is based in Boston. His reports are heard regularly on NPR's award-winning newsmagazines Morning Edition, All Things Considered, and Weekend Edition. He joined NPR in 1996 and was based in San Francisco before moving to Boston in 2001.