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Immigration Bill Remains Largely Intact After 1st Hearing

A Senate panel began working through hundreds of amendments to the bipartisan immigration bill Thursday. Most were filed by Republicans hoping to slow down, weaken or kill the legislation. And of the most contentious, which would allow same-sex spouses of Americans to apply for green cards, will likely not come up until next week at the earliest.
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Cleveland Case Brings To Mind Jaycee Dugard's Kidnapping

Ally Jacobs is a retired police officer, who was one of two women who helped crack the Jaycee Dugard case after an odd meeting with the man who turned out to be Dugard's kidnapper. She talks to Steve Inskeep about the importance of following one's intuition and acting on it.
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College Divestment Campaigns Creating Passionate Environmentalists

Taking a page from the playbook of decades past, college students are once again pressuring schools to pull investment funding from specific sectors. This time it's big oil and coal companies. But these campaigns have effects beyond the university — they're launching a new generation of activists.
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Preserving The Motherhood Advice And Memories Of A Mom

When Rebecca Posamentier was pregnant with her first child, she visited StoryCorps with her mother, Carol Kirsch. The soon-to-be mother tried to glean all she could about parenting from her own mother, before it was too late.
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Shape Of Debate In Missouri: Tinfoil Hats And Toy Helicopters

In a rare evening session of the state House, lawmakers found a variety of ways to argue, including playing dress up to comment on the nature of the legislation under debate.
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Feds Reach Agreement With Montana School On Sexual Assaults

The Department of Justice has reached an agreement with the University of Montana to resolve an investigation into the school's response to accusations of sexual harassment since 2009. The federal inquiry will continue to examine how Missoula city officials have handled such cases.
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Immigration Reform Amendments Target Border Security

The Senate Judiciary Committee is plowing through dozens of amendments to its immigration overhaul reform plan. Many of Thursday's proposed changes are Republican attempts to have tighter controls on the border with Mexico. David Welna talks to Audie Cornish.
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House Questions Terrorism Detection Tools After Boston Attack

The House Homeland Security Committee held its first hearing on the Boston Marathon bombing and aftermath on Thursday. Witnesses included the Boston police commissioner and former Sen. Joe Lieberman. Panel Chairman Mike McCaul has been highlighting intelligence failures.
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Democrats Skeptical Of Republican 'Debt Prioritization' Bill

House Republicans have passed a bill that would tell President Obama which bills to pay first, should the U.S. Treasury run out of cash and risk default, like it almost did two summers ago. The proposal is not likely to move in the Democratic Senate, and the issue itself is fading in urgency as the deficit picture improves.

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