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Congressional Budget Watchdogs Change The Way They Keep Score

House Republicans voted this week to change the way Congress measures the effects of tax and spending bills.
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Los Angeles May Have Been A Safer Bet Than Boston For Olympics Bid

The U.S. Olympic Committee surprised everyone by tabbing Boston as its bid to host the 2024 Summer Olympics. Robert Siegel talks with expert on all things Olympics, David Wallechinsky for some answers.
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First Amendment Arguments Overshadow Sterling Espionage Case

Former CIA employee Jeffrey Sterling goes to trial next week on charges he violated his oath and leaked confidential information to reporter James Risen. But Sterling's legal plight is largely overshadowed by Risen's First Amendment arguments and media backlash to the Justice Department decision to subpoena him.
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New York Police Commissioner Confirms Work Slowdown By Officers

But William Bratton tells NPR the issue was being corrected. The death of Eric Garner in police custody and the subsequent slaying of two New York City police officers has created a tense atmosphere.
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Future Of Keystone XL Pipeline Back In Obama's Hands

The U.S. House passed legislation to approve the pipeline on Friday and the Senate is expected to take up the issue in coming weeks. President Obama has threatened a veto. In the meantime, a legal challenge over the route the pipeline would take through Nebraska has been resolved — for now.
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As Rumors Spread, More Cubans Try To Reach The U.S. By Sea

The Coast Guard has seen a spike in the number of Cubans trying to sail to Florida. The cause, it says, is a false rumor that the U.S. will soon change its policy toward Cubans who reach U.S. shores.
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Trapped In His Body For 12 Years, A Man Breaks Free

Martin Pistorius spent more than a decade unable to move or communicate, fearing he would be alone, trapped, forever. NPR's new show Invisibilia tells how his mind helped him create a new life.
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Are Teenagers Capable Of Making Life-Or-Death Decisions?

The case of Cassandra, a 17-year-old who says she doesn't want chemotherapy for Hodgkin lymphoma, has sparked fierce debate. A medical ethicist says teenagers should be able to determine their fates.
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Former Florida A&M Student Sentenced To 6 Years In Hazing Death

The judge said Dante Martin, who was convicted in the death of his fellow band member, Robert Champion, was a "willing participant" in the ritual.
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British Imam Convicted In U.S. Of Terrorism Charges Gets Life

Abu Hamza al-Masri was found guilty eight months ago of charges stemming from plots to kill tourists in Yemen to a plan to open a jihadist training camp in rural Oregon.

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