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The Revolution of Reverend Al Sharpton

The Reverend Al Sharpton has moved from controversial street protester to a media activist with access to the president. Host Michel Martin talks with Corey Dade, NPR digital news correspondent, about his profile of 'The Rev.'

Judge Enters Not Guilty Plea For Accused Colorado Theater Shooter

James Holmes faces 166 counts, including murder, in the shooting deaths of 12 people and wounding of another 70. His attorneys said they aren't yet ready to make a plea, so the judge did it for Holmes.

General's Dismissal Of Sex Assault Conviction Sparks Anger, Review Of System

Though an officer was convicted by a military panel, that decision was overturned. The secretary of defense says he does not have the authority to step in, and has asked for recommendations on whether the Uniform Code of Military Justice needs to be amended.

Senate Committee Takes Up Expanded Gun Measures

The committee, controlled by Democrats, is likely to approve expanding background to private transactions and to debate a renewed assault weapons ban.

Ryan Says His Budget Would Balance In 10 Years

While "opponents will shout austerity," the Republican lawmaker says his plan would still let federal spending grow. It just wouldn't grow as quickly as now projected, he says, and would come into balance if the economy continues to expand and boosts federal revenue.

Arizona State's Mascot Gets A Makeover, And Backlash

The mascot for Arizona State is Sparky the Sun Devil, who wore a red costume with horns and a pitchfork. After Disney helped update Sparky, some students found his new look — with big eyes and bulging muscles — creepy.

N.Y. Judge Overturns Bloomberg's Soda Ban

A New York state judge has sided with the beverage industry and struck down the Bloomberg administration's controversial ban on big sugary drinks. The judge ruled that the rule, put in place by New York City's health department and set to take effect Tuesday, is "arbitrary and capricious."