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Student Is Shot And Killed At S.C. State University

The shooting took place at a dormitory around 1:30 p.m. The Orangeburg, S.C., campus was locked down for hours afterward; a search for the suspects is still underway off-campus, officials said.
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Judge Tells Hospital To Take Pregnant Woman Off Life Support

A North Texas judge has ordered a Fort Worth hospital to remove life support from a woman who is 22 weeks pregnant. Her family says Marlise Munoz is brain-dead; the hospital has cited a state law requiring her to be kept alive.
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Holder Favors Pot Banking, And Legal Dealers Shrug

The attorney general's view could make it easier for marijuana businesses to have bank accounts. But shop owners say they never doubted that banks want a cut of a billion-dollar industry.
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There's A Whole Lot Of Waste Outside Beirut's Gates

Lebanon's stylish capital is looking shabby. Mounds of stinking garbage are piled in Beirut's streets, byproducts of an ongoing political crisis that has paralyzed the government. Angry locals have staged a sit-in outside an overflowing landfill, and waste disposal has ground to a halt. The protesters — and the trash — could be there awhile.
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During Syrian Peace Talks, Rival Sides Wage A Media Battle

Friday was the first day of negotiations at the Syrian peace conference. There were no direct talks, however. Instead, international envoy Lakhdar Brahimi shuttled between government and opposition delegations in separate rooms.
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Russian Activist Masha Gessen And The Art Of Dissent

The Russian-American journalist joins Kojo to discuss the rise of anti-gay laws in Russia, the upcoming Sochi Olympics and the art of dissent.

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Supreme Court Considers Public Sector Unions

We explore how a Supreme Court case could affect the future of unions.

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Syrian Loyalists 'Will Continue To Fight' For Assad

The Syrian government threatened to walk out of this week's peace talks, adding fuel to already tense negotiations. For more on what impact the talks could have on Syrians, guest host Celeste Headlee speaks with Farnaz Fassihi of the Wall Street Journal, and the University of Oklahoma's Joshua Landis.
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70 Years On, Judge Reexamines Black Teen's Conviction

A judge is taking another look at the conviction of George Stinney, a 14-year-old African-American who was executed in South Carolina in 1944. He was convicted by an all-white jury for the murder of two young white girls, but his family's lawyers say the trial was tainted. Guest host Celeste Headlee talks about the case with Kenneth Gaines of the University of South Carolina.
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Is Fresh Take On The Voting Rights Act A 'Gold Mine'?

The Supreme Court struck down a key section of the landmark Voting Rights Act last summer. Now some congressmen have introduced a plan to update the act. For more, guest host Celeste Headlee speaks with Spencer Overton of George Washington University and John Malcolm of the Heritage Foundation.

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