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Ohio: 74 Police Officers Face Punishment In Deadly Car Chase

Cleveland officials released details Friday from a review of the 19-mile pursuit that ended in two deaths last fall. City leaders say 74 officers acted outside of the rules in the chase, in which the police fired 137 shots.
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Analysis: McDonnell's Donor Scandal Could Affect Virginia Governor's Race

Robert McCartney talks about the latest behind Gov. Bob McDonnell's donor scandal and Pepco's upcoming rate hike in Montgomery County.

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Pope Francis' Comments: 'A Bridge, Not A Barrier'?

Pope Francis made headlines with his recent comments about gay priests. But many Catholics thought what he said about politics, poverty and women during his Brazil trip were just as ground-breaking. Host Michel Martin gets perspective from Father Leo Patalinghug and Professor Anthea Butler.
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Barbershop Guys Take A Swing At Sports Controversies

The NFL slapped Philadelphia Eagle Riley Cooper on the wrist for an offensive slur he made off the field. But will his fellow players let him off so easily? The Barbershop guys weigh in on that and other sporting news.
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Mario Alberto Zambrano: "Loteria: A Novel"

A former international ballet star talks about his second career as a writer. He describes how a card game he played as a child inspired his first novel about a troubled Mexican-American family.

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Smoking In America Today

An increasing number of Americans believe both public and private smoking should be illegal. The tobacco industry has taken notice by pushing electronic and lower-nicotine cigarettes. Meanwhile, new screening standards aim to save more smokers from lung cancer. Diane and her guests discuss the state of smoking in America today.

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Cleveland Kidnapper Sentenced To Life In Prison Without Parole

After reaching a plea deal to spend the rest of his life in prison, Cleveland kidnapper Ariel Castro was formally sentenced to that for abducting, raping and holding captive three women for a decade. Both Castro and one of his victims, Michelle Knight, spoke at length in court for the first time.
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Former Goldman Sachs Trader Found Liable For Fraud

Former Goldman Sachs trader Fabrice Tourre was found liable on six of seven counts on Thursday. The Securities and Exchange Commission accused Tourre of misleading investors in a mortgage-linked security.
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Hawaii Homeless Initiative Would Send Some Back To Mainland

The state is implementing a controversial pilot program that offers homeless people a way to leave Hawaii and reunite with family members in other states. Melissa Block gets the latest on the pros and cons of the "Return-to-Home" plan from Chris Tanaka, a reporter for Hawaii News Now.
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The Politics Hour

D.C. Mayor Vincent Gray (D) joins the Politics Hour crew in the studio.

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