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High School Seniors Must Secure College Spots With Deposits

May 1 is when high school seniors have to send in their deposits to colleges to signal their decision to go there. Morning Edition visits Gonzaga High School in Washington, D.C. to hear from Eli Clarke at the College Counseling Office, and two high school seniors, about their choices.
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Obama Defends Positions At Surprise News Conference

President Obama held a news conference on Tuesday, the 100th day of his second term.
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Why An Immigration Deal Won't Solve The Farmworker Shortage

Many farmers are cheering government proposals to give thousands of seasonal farmworkers a path to legal status. But even if the bill passes, it won't solve the long-term trend of fewer migrants coming north to work on U.S. farms. Farmers will instead have to learn how to do more with less immigrant labor.
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Sequester Puts Some Needing Housing Aid 'Back To Square One'

Housing authorities across the country have all but stopped issuing rent vouchers as they try to deal with across-the-board spending cuts. Many newly issued vouchers have been rescinded, leaving some people homeless or doubled up with family and friends.
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Boston Bombing: No Death Penalty If Suspect Cooperates?

A new poll shows a large majority of Americans believe Dzhokhar Tsarnaev should be executed if he's convicted for the bombings that killed three people and wounded more than 250. There are reports that the possibility of avoiding the death penalty has been raised if he cooperates with investigators.
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Eternal Flame At Arlington National Cemetery Undergoes Repairs

The eternal flame at President John F. Kennedy's gravesite in the Arlington National Cemetery is undergoing repairs for the month of May.

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Markey, Gomez Vie For John Kerry's Senate Seat

Veteran Democratic Rep. Ed Markey, who has been in office for 36 years, will face off against novice Republican Gabriel Gomez in the race to become the next U.S. senator from Massachusetts.
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Automatic-Enrollment IRAs Get A Test Run In California

Studies show that when participation in a retirement plan is automatic, more people save. President Obama has proposed automatic IRAs for some employees, a version of which was adopted in California. But business groups argue that requiring employers to implement them is not the right way to go.

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