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Sen. McCain Calls For U.S. To Intervene In Syria

As the Obama administration weighs its options in Syria, the public seems reluctant to see U.S. military involvement. But some Republicans in Congress are pushing the president to consider limited military action. Morning Edition's Renee Montagne talks to one of them, Arizona Senator John McCain.
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Miss. Law Could Force Women's Clinic To Close

A Mississippi health clinic that was scheduled to be closed got a reprieve. The Jackson Women's Health Organization is the only remaining clinic in the state where abortions are performed. A federal judge recently ruled the state can't enforce a new law that requires doctors to have admitting privileges at local hospitals. The state, however, says its law is valid.
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Critics Up Pressure To Keep Targeted Chicago Schools Open

A marathon series of public hearings over school closings in Chicago is over and the city is a step closer to conducting what could be the nation's largest shutdown of schools. Fifty-three elementary and one public high school are on the chopping block. Parents, educators and others say they're not ready to give up the fight.
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Capitol Hill Caught Up In Health Act's Sticky Situation

Members of Congress have found themselves in another awkward situation when it comes to the federal health law. They wrote the law to require that members and staffs participate in the new health exchanges starting in 2014. But a glitch could stick them with huge out-of-pocket costs.
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Gun Background Vote Causes Heat At Home For N.H. Sen. Ayotte

Ever since her vote against legislation to mandate background checks for all gun sales, New Hampshire Senator Kelly Ayotte has seen her poll numbers slip. This week, the Republican met protesters as she made her way around the state.
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Post-Bankruptcy, Kodak Will Be Commercial Printing Business

Kodak expects to emerge from bankruptcy this year with a new focus which will see the company operating in a more competitive market. Company officials say the business is set for a profitable and sustainable future.
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After Years Of Hiding, 'Walking In Love' As Transgender

For decades, Alexis Martinez, born Arthur, had to mask her transgender identity by "being as macho as I could be." But in a visit to StoryCorps, she tells her daughter how, with her family's acceptance, she's finally been able to live as a woman full-time.
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Why Lobbying Is Now Increasingly In The Shadows

Reversing a trend that dates back to the 1990s, the lobbying industry is becoming more secretive. And campaign money now looms ever larger as a critical element in the persuasion business.

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