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What The March On Washington Called For, And What We Got

It was called "The March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom." So what effects did the historic rally have on employment in the United States?
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Cutting Public Defenders Can Cost Federal Government More

With the sequester, the Public Defender's Office in Tucson, Ariz., has lost a quarter of its staff. But everyone is entitled to legal representation, so judges are appointing expensive private attorneys in the public defenders' place.
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Did Publicizing The Terror Alert In Yemen Help?

The partial reopening of the U.S. Embassy in Yemen, which was the focus of a recent terror alert, suggests that the immediate threat of a terrorist attack has passed. Officials cannot be certain whether the alert disrupted planning for a possible attack, whether the threat was a bluff or whether the intelligence that led to the alert was flawed. The issuance of warnings is a specialty within the intelligence community, but the recent episode underscores how much uncertainty surrounds the field.
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Former Ambassador: Syria Will Fight No Matter What U.S. Does

Melissa Block talks with Ambassador Ryan Crocker — dean and executive professor at the George Bush School of Government & Public Service at Texas A&M University — about military options for Syria. From 1990-2012, Crock was ambassador to Afghanistan, Iraq, Pakistan, Syria and Lebanon.
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Hasan Could Receive Death Penalty After Guilty Verdict

A military jury has unanimously convicted Major Nidal Hasan of 13 counts of pre-meditated murder in the attack on Fort Hood. Hasan could now face the death penalty.
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Sgt. Bales Sentenced To Life In Prison For Afghan Murders

Army Staff Sgt. Robert Bales pleaded guilty to killing 16 Afghan civilians in order to avoid the death penalty. On Friday, a military jury sentenced him to life in prison without the possibility of parole.
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Obama Still Wary Of U.S. Military Intervention In Syria

President Obama continued on his two-day bus tour to talk about high college costs, but saw his remarks to CNN about Syria getting much of the attention.
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Fifty Years After The March On Washington

Guest host Frank Sesno and his guests discuss the legacy of the 1963 March on Washington and the state of civil rights in America today.

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The Declining Government Workforce

The U.S. unemployment rate has been trending downward, but most of the jobs growth has been in the private sector. What a decline in government jobs means for the economy.

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U.S. Soldier Sentenced To Life In Afghan Village Attacks

A military jury has sentenced Robert Bales, the U.S. staff sergeant who admitted killing 16 Afghan civilians in 2012, to life in prison without parole. During the punishment hearings held this week, Bales was confronted by family members of victims and people who survived the March 11, 2012, attacks.

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