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Colo. Prison Head Gunned Down At His Home

The head of Colorado's state prison system was shot and killed this week when he answered the front door at his home in Monument. The incident happened just hours before Colorado's governor signed strict new gun-control measures into law.
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NCAA Tournament: Previewing Thursday's Games

A host of Division 1 games gets underway in men's college basketball Thursday. That play begins a massive national overdose of basketball that will continue for several weeks.The competition will be held at four sites.
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Pentagon May Take Over CIA's Drone Program

The Obama administration is taking steps to put the CIA's drone program under Pentagon control. The CIA has been covertly using drones to target and kill suspected terrorists. Putting the program under Pentagon control would make it more transparent and legally restricted.
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As Gay Marriage Heads To Court, A Look Back At The Bumpy Ride

The Supreme Court hears two gay marriage cases next week. These will be the next major steps on a path the country has traveled for decades. Those who have been affected by the gay marriage battle reflect on the changes so far.
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Sexual Violence Victims Say Military Justice System Is 'Broken'

There are some 19,000 sexual assaults in the military each year, the Pentagon estimates. But many victims say they have nowhere to turn and risk ruining their careers by reporting attacks.
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Interview With Vice President Joe Biden

Full transcript of NPR's Melissa Block's interview with Vice President Joe Biden.
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Assault Weapons Ban Not Expected To Make It Out Of Congress

Just three months after 20 children and six adults were gunned down in a Connecticut elementary school, an attempt to ban assault rifles like the one used that morning appear dead on Capitol Hill. The Democratically-controlled Senate will bring a gun bill to the floor, but it does not include a ban on assault weapons or high-capacity ammunition magazines.
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Obama Stresses 'Unbreakable Alliance' On Visit To Israel

President Obama arrived in Israel on Wednesday. He is there to visit Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and discuss some of the major challenges facing the region, including Iran's suspect nuclear program, the conflict in Israel's neighbor Syria and the moribund Middle East peace process. Scott Horsley talks to Melissa Block.
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Senate Approves Plan To Keep Government Funded Through September

With a potential government shutdown a week away, the Senate has been slogging through a spending bill that will pay for federal operations through the end of the fiscal year on Sept. 30. Tamara Keith talks to Robert Siegel.

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