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Florida Sinkhole So Dangerous Rescuers Can't Search For Missing Man

Rescuers are back at work outside a central Fla. home, testing the edges of the sinkhole to see if they can get close enough to search for Jeff Bush. He fell inside late Thursday night and is feared dead.
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Dealing With 'Root Causes' To Tackle Incarceration Rates

Host Scott Simon talks with Jeffrey Beard, secretary of the California Department of Corrections, about high incarceration rates and the social effects they have on communities. Beard is a member of a National Academy of Science committee studying the high rates of incarceration in the United States.
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Let The Cuts Begin: Sequestration Deadline Passes

A last-ditch meeting between the president and congressional leaders did not produce a deal, which means sequester cuts have begun.
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'It Can't Go On Forever': Michigan Steps In To Help Detroit

Host Scott Simon talks with the Republican governor of Michigan, Rick Snyder, who on Friday announced he will appoint an emergency financial manager for Detroit. The city faces a $327 million budget deficit and more than $14 billion in long-term debt.
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How The Sequester Will (Or Won't) Affect Wall Street

Wall Street hardly seemed rattled by the $85 billion across-the-board spending cuts that went into effect Friday. As just one indicator, the Dow closed the week within 100 points of hitting an all-time high. For more, host Scott Simon talks with New York Times columnist Joe Nocera.
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In Gulf Oil Spill Trial, Testimony Cites Series Of Missteps

This was the first week of testimony in a civil case to assign blame and financial liability for the 2010 explosion of the Deepwater Horizon in the Gulf of Mexico.
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Voting Rights Act Takes Harsh Criticism In Court

It was a big week at the Supreme Court. The court heard arguments on a case challenging the landmark 1965 Voting Rights Act. Plus, the Obama administration filed an important brief in an upcoming gay marriage case. NPR's Nina Totenberg joins host Scott Simon for analysis.

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