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Va. Gay Marriage Opponents Criticize Attorney General's Reversal

Virginia Attorney General Mark Herring announced that his office will not defend the state's ban on gay marriage. Steve Inskeep speaks with Victoria Cobb of The Family Foundation about her group's opposition to the move.
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People Assumed I Was A Tech Whiz Because I'm Asian

Philip Guo was on the fast track with his computer programming career. But he says that's because he's Asian and people assumed he was a whiz. He talks to guest host Celeste Headlee about benefiting from racial profiling.
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FBI Arrests Reputed Mobsters Linked To 1978 'GoodFellas' Heist

In a series of predawn raids, agents arrested five alleged mobsters in connection with the decades-old robbery of $5 million in cash and $1 million in jewels from a Lufthansa cargo building at JFK International airport.
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Argentina Imposes Hefty Tax On International Online Shopping

In an effort to preserve its foreign currency exchanges, Argentina is imposing a 50 percent tax on any purchase above a $25 value made on international websites. The tax will be collected at customs offices where the packages have to be picked up.
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A Different Kind Of Catholicism Grows In Latino Communities

The "Charismatic" movement involves worshipping with exuberance, miraculous healings, prophesying and establishing a personal connection with God — and the number of converts is growing. According to a recent survey by NPR, about one-third of Latino Catholics in the U.S. identify as "Charismatic."
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Will Voters Or Courts Decide Virginia's Gay-Marriage Case?

The Virginia case is one of several that is barreling its way toward the Supreme Court. There have been debates on the gay-rights side over whether to move this issue forward in the political arena or use the court system.
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Cross-Country Skier Kris Freeman Makes Olympic Team

American cross-country skier Kris Freeman is one of this country's top racers, despite dealing with Type 1 Diabetes. Last spring he was cut by the U.S. ski team, and lost a lot of his funding and his health insurance.
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Post-9/11 Panel Criticizes NSA Phone Data Collection

An independent panel created after the 9/11 attacks says bulk collection of billions of American phone records violates the letter and the spirit of the law.
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Turkish Opposition Eyes Its Oppurtinity In March

Voters in Turkey go to the polls on March 30 to elect local officials, and the election is seen as the first chance for Turks to weigh in on a number of major controversies. These include Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan's increasingly autocratic governing style, the growing repression of free speech and a corruption scandal that has claimed the jobs of three cabinet ministers thus far. The race for Istanbul mayor is seen as the best hope for Turkey's secular opposition to lift itself off the political mat and become a contender again.
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In Syrian Conference, Former Diplomat Hears Echoes Of The Balkans

As the peace conference on Syria begins in the Swiss city of Montreaux, Robert Siegel talks to Lord David Owen, the former British foreign secretary. They discuss Owen's experience with a similarly fraught peace process, when he sought to broker a peace plan between the Serbians and Bosnians in the 1990s.

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