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It's All Politics
11:54 am
Wed April 25, 2012

Republicans Contrast Serious Romney With Slow Jammin' Obama

President Obama's urbane coolness, viewed by many as an attractive feature of his personality, was part of the joke Tuesday night when he appeared on Late Night With Jimmy Fallon, including in the "slow jammin' the news" segment.

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From Our Listeners
11:20 am
Wed April 25, 2012

Letters: 'Bully' And Smuggling Immigrants

Originally published on Wed April 25, 2012 12:06 pm

NPR's Neal Conan reads from listener comments on previous show topics including the Secret Service prostitution scandal, Harvey Weinstein's new movie Bully, and the process of smuggling immigrants over the border.

Law
11:19 am
Wed April 25, 2012

Supreme Court Hears Immigration Arguments

Originally published on Wed April 25, 2012 12:06 pm

SB 1070, the Arizona immigration law that requires local police to question and detain people suspected of being in the country illegally, has served as a model for similar legislation. Los Angeles Times and Chicago Tribune Supreme Court correspondent David Savage listened in on the arguments.

The Two-Way
11:12 am
Wed April 25, 2012

Survey Shows Uncertainty In Reporting Suspicious Activity

Originally published on Wed April 25, 2012 2:17 pm

At airports, train stations and other public places across the nation, the Department of Homeland Security's "See Something, Say Something" campaign has encouraged people to report suspicious activity in an effort to prevent terrorist attacks. But a recent government survey found citizens are not jumping in to report others.

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Politics
10:45 am
Wed April 25, 2012

As Gingrich Fades, Eyes Turn To VP Picks

Originally published on Wed April 25, 2012 12:06 pm

Mitt Romney swept all five primaries on Tuesday, solidifying his hold on the GOP presidential nomination. Newt Gingrich made a last stand in Delaware, but came up short and aides to the former House speaker say he plans to suspend his campaign soon and will likely endorse Romney.

Europe
10:41 am
Wed April 25, 2012

Andres Breivik Awaits Sentence In Norway

Originally published on Wed April 25, 2012 12:06 pm

Anders Breivik testified that he was sane during his shooting and bombing spree, but argues that he did not commit a crime. He hoped they would force Norway to change its policy on immigration. Peter Talos, a reporter for the Norwegian News Agency, talks about what this case has meant for Norway.

Education
10:41 am
Wed April 25, 2012

Parents Hold Bake Sales To Pay Teachers

Originally published on Wed April 25, 2012 12:06 pm

After years of cuts to public school budgets across the country, many districts are relying on parents to pay for classroom supplies, extracurricular activities and even teacher salaries. But some worry that uneven distribution of funds will widen disparities between schools and between districts.

The Two-Way
10:37 am
Wed April 25, 2012

Women's Rights Group Protests Facebook's All-Male Board

A group of women's rights activists are descending on Facebook's New York offices, today, to deliver what it says is an online petition from 53,000 people that demands Facebook add a woman to its board of directors before the company goes public.

In its petition, UltraViolet says that 58 percent of Facebook users are women, yet "despite the fact that women are responsible for most of Facebook's revenue and activity there currently is not a single woman on their board."

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The Two-Way
10:31 am
Wed April 25, 2012

Justices Signal Support For Arizona Immigration Law

The U.S. Supreme Court building.
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The early analyses of this morning's Supreme Court hearing on parts of Arizona's controversial immigration law are in, and the consensus is that the majority of justices will likely uphold the state's effort to reduce the number of people within its borders who may be there illegally.

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The Salt
10:02 am
Wed April 25, 2012

Mad Cow Disease: What You Need To Know Now

Cattle feeding practices have been changed in an effort to halt the spread of mad cow disease.
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Originally published on Thu April 26, 2012 7:29 am

Mad cow disease has been detected in a cow in California, the first time since 2006 that the deadly disease has surfaced in the U.S.

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