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From Tweeting To Meeting Lance Armstrong

Sports Illustrated writer Michael McCann had been covering Lance Armstrong's legal issues for the past year when he noticed a new follower on Twitter. It was the disgraced cyclist himself, and he invited McCann over for an exclusive interview.
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Reading The Tea Leaves Of Obama's Mideast Trip

President Obama will meet with Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu and the Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas when he travels to the Middle East next week. Host Scott Simon talks with Jeffrey Goldberg of The Atlantic and Bloomberg View about the president's upcoming trip.
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CPAC Showcases Mix Of Conservative Visions

The annual Conservative Political Action Conference wraps Saturday. NPR's Don Gonyea gives the highlights from the annual gathering of conservatives.
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Dyeing Chicago River Green Has History Of Trial And Error

Host Scott Simon talks to Chicago Alderman Edward Burke about the origins and challenges of the city's tradition of dyeing the river green for St. Patrick's Day.
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What's Changed: From Brady Bill To Current Gun Control Push

Host Scott Simon speaks with Sarah Brady about current attempts to pass gun control legislation. Brady has been active in promoting additional gun control since her husband, former presidential press secretary James Brady, was shot in the head during the attempted assassination of President Ronald Reagan.
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Talk Of Zombies Aside, Gun Bills Face Political Reality

Legislation passed by the Senate Judiciary Committee inspired a few extreme examples for and against it. But the battle might just get tougher on the Senate floor, particularly for the proposed assault weapons ban.
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Wine Revolution: As Drinkers And Growers, U.S. Declares Independence

Americans aren't just the world's top wine market. Increasingly, they're also producers. The number of U.S. wineries has climbed from 400 to 7,000 since the 1970s. And some of those local wines are "stunning," says wine expert Jancis Robinson.
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Ted Cruz: From Texas Underdog To Republican Up-And-Comer

In his short time in the Senate, Tea Party Republican Ted Cruz has already made a mark — and in doing so, he's simply ignored a tradition of new senators being seen, not heard. Cruz's sharp elbows have some colleagues wincing and others hoping he'll run for president.
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Romney, Yesterday's Man At CPAC, Gets A Winner's Reception

In his first major speech since he lost the presidential election, Mitt Romney got the kind of heady reaction he drew from the party faithful in those days after he roundly beat President Obama in the first debate.

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