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Immigration And The Argument Against Citizenship

Weekend Edition Sunday host Rachel Martin speaks with Republican Rep. Lou Barletta from Pennsylvania, about the current push for immigration reform in Congress. Barletta served as the Mayor of Hazleton, Pa., during its controversial crackdown on illegal immigration in 2006 and 2007. The laws Barletta championed were ultimately challenged in court, but Barletta remains a staunch opponent of attempts to provide a path to citizenship for illegal immigrants.
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In Hazleton, A Mixed Welcome For City's Immigrants

Tension in the Pennsylvania city continues between new Spanish-speaking immigrants and longtime residents. Longtime residents still struggle with their new neighbors' presence, while others are helping the families become part of the community.
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'Core' Curriculum Puts Education Experts At Odds

Forty-five states have adopted the Common Core State Standards. Proponents say these new guidelines will significantly improve what is taught and how students are prepared for college and work. Skeptics say it's a misguided effort to create the first-ever national curriculum and tests.
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Jazz In The Cafeteria: Kids Learn To Listen While They Chomp

At Alice Terry Elementary School in Colorado, a music teacher decided the students should occasionally have a "silent" lunch break. No talking, just listening to live music. Ami Hall says hearing new sounds makes children curious, which then carries over into other subjects.
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Week In News: Guns In U.S., Threats Abroad

The gun control debate continued to dominate the news this week with President Obama coming out strongly in support of reforming the current gun control laws alongside the Newtown families. Host Jacki Lyden speaks with James Fallows, national correspondent with The Atlantic, about that story along with the bird flu in China, North Korea and the Postal Service.
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Down To The Putt: Golf Analytics Gain Traction

Numbers crunching has become a big deal in sports. Analytics have been slower to take hold in the tradition-bound game of golf, but it is happening. NPR's Tom Goldman reports on the phenomenon from the tournament most steeped in tradition, the Masters.
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Storms Continue To Pound Large Parts Of The Country

Tornadoes, snow, rain and wind. That is the forecast for the Midwest and South this weekend, kind of similar to what those parts of the country went through this past week.

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