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Senate Opens Debate On Immigration Bill

Border fences, visas for gay partners and immigrants' IQs are just some of the issues swirling around the bipartisan immigration bill. We parse the proposal that's up for debate in the Senate Judiciary Committee.

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Will Imran Khan Shake Up Pakistani Politics This Time?

The former cricket star has been on the margins of Pakistani politics for close to 20 years. Despite a fall that put him in the hospital this week, his movement may win considerable support in Saturday's parliamentary election.
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Malcolm X's Grandson Reportedly Killed In Mexico

Malcolm Shabazz, the grandson of slain civil rights leader Malcolm X, reportedly died Thursday, according to a friend of the Shabazz family. The circumstances of his death are uncertain. He was 28.
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Sago, An Ancient Chinese Starch, Endures In Asian Cooking

Sago palms were a key food source in prehistoric China, long before rice, a new study finds. Although it's no longer a staple, it is still used in dishes throughout South Asia today. Sago pudding, anyone?
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Like 'Lazarus,' Mark Sanford Returns To Office

Former South Carolina Governor Mark Sanford can soon add the title 'United States Representative' to his name. And an announcement that New Jersey Governor Chris Christie made regarding his weight has people talking. Host Michel Martin catches up on the some of this week's political news with commentators Keli Goff and Mary Kate Cary.
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Survivor Rescued 17 Days After Bangladesh Building Collapse

More than 1,000 people are known to have been killed by the collapse of the building, which housed garment factories. In recent days, searchers had not expected to find any survivors. Instead, they had been focusing on recovering bodies.

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