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Future Of Virginia's Gay Marriage Ban

In a sharp reversal of his predecessor's legal position, Virginia Attorney General Mark Herring says the state's ban on gay marriage is unconstitutional and wants to see it end.

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High Point, NC Police Fight Crime Family Intervention Style

The city of High Point, North Carolina has seen a dramatic reduction in violent crime. Guest host Celeste Headlee speaks with High Point Police Chief Marty Sumner about the strategies he's using, and why other cities are turning to High Point for advice.
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MTV's Public Service Message: Teen Moms

MTV's two teen-mom reality shows have been criticized for glamorizing teenage mothers, but a new study shows they've led instead to a significant drop in births to teenage girls.

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What's At Stake In The Syrian Peace Conference

With the Syrian civil war still raging, a peace conference opens in Switzerland that will include some but not all of the factions involved in the fighting. A breakthrough looks like a long shot.
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In Op-Ed, Jeffrey Argues For U.S. To Do More In Iraq

The death toll in Iraq this month is nearly 700 and rising — the result of a wave of bombings and open clashes between government-led Iraqi security forces and Sunni extremists with ties to al Qaida. Steve Inskeep talks to former U.S. Ambassador to Iraq James Jeffrey, who says the U.S. should be doing more in Iraq.
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Status Report On Syria's Civil War

At the heart the Syria peace conference in Switzerland is whether the government of President Bashar Assad can remain in power. Renee Montagne talks to San Dagher, a reporter for The Wall Street Journal in Damascus, for an update on Syria's civil war as peace talks begin.
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Syria Peace Conference Might Produce Temporary Ceasefire

Steve Inskeep talks to former State Department official Nicholas Burns about the Syrian peace talks which got underway Wednesday at a Swiss resort. No one thinks the conference will end the war but it could resolve issues like humanitarian aid and a temporary stop to the fighting.
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Peace Conference On Syria Opens In Switzerland

The Syrian peace conference is underway as diplomats make public statements filled with accusations and acrimony. The civil war has gone on nearly three years — killing more than 130,000 people and displacing some 9 million others. Much of the fight hinges on whether Syrian President Bashar Assad should remain power.
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Poll Findings: On Cuban-Americans And The Elusive 'American Dream'

Among Latinos, no group may have achieved the American dream as fully as Cuban-Americans. Since arriving here, as a community, they've prospered. But our recent poll suggests that for many Cuban-Americans, the dream is becoming elusive.
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Report Claims 'Systematic Torture And Killing' By Syrian Regime

A new report released Monday claims to show direct evidence of torture by the Syrian government, presenting documents and photographs of scarred, emaciated corpses. For more about the findings, Melissa Block talks to Professor David Crane, the first chief prosecutor of the Special Court for Sierra Leone and one of the authors of the report.

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