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Private, Government Cooperation Could Stem Cyberattacks

Rachel Martin talks to Derek Manky, lead threat researcher for Fortinet, one of the founding members of the Cyber Threat Alliance, about the White House executive order on cybersecurity.
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Obama Calls For Better Response To Cybersecurity Threats

President Obama signed an executive order that aims to stem attacks by hackers. The order encourages companies to share information about cyber threats with each other and the federal government.
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Obama Calls UNC Murders 'Brutal And Outrageous'

The president spoke a day after the Justice Department announced an investigation into the killings of three Muslim university students as a possible hate crime.
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Bill To Allow Execution By Firing Squad Advances In Utah

The Republican-controlled House has voted to revive the option, which was discontinued in 2004, if the state cannot obtain the drugs needed to perform an execution by lethal injection.
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Ore. Governor Resigns Amid Ethics Investigation

Oregon's governor says he'll leave office next week. Democrat John Kitzhaber had been under pressure to resign amid ethics investigations related to his fiancee's consulting work. In recent days, leaders from his own party asked him to step down. Rachel Martin talks with Northwest News Network's Chirs Lehman.
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At Critical Juncture, GOP Honors Largest Class Of Black Lawmakers

The Republican National Convention held a gala marking the historic elections of three lawmakers, as the GOP continues its efforts to reach out to communities of color.
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Arizona Sheriff Joe Arpaio Facing More Legal Troubles

A federal judge in Arizona is planning a series of hearings to find out if Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio should be held in contempt of court for violating the court's orders. It's the latest twist in a lawsuit that found the sheriff's exuberant crackdown on illegal immigration racially profiled Latino drivers.
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For Florists, Roses A Nerve-Racking Business Around Valentines Day

Valentines Day is this one day when one product — a red rose — is worth two or three times more than it is at any other time of the year. If a florist catches that window, he's golden. But the process of getting the roses to is fraught with risk, middlemen, crazy expense and bad weather.
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Justices Ginsburg And Scalia: A Perfect Match Except For Their Views On The Law

The two justices — sometimes called the Odd Couple of the Supreme Court — have been friends for decades. They shared their disagreements and affection at an evening at George Washington University.
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When A School Gets A Bad Report Card

North Carolina doesn't just give its students grades. Joining several other states, it now grades its schools, too, on the old A through F system.

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