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Life Under Death Threats: Dangers Faced By Judges, Prosecutors

The recent shooting and killing of a Texas District Attorney has local law enforcement and prosecutors on high alert for other threats. Threats against prosecutors, judges and DA's have been on the upswing in the U.S. in recent years. In 2012, 1,370 threats were made against federal judges.
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Struggling Schools Targeted For Takeovers

Many political leaders say the solution for failing school systems is a takeover. But can mayors, governors or other government leaders actually fix broken schools? Guest host Celeste Headlee discusses the expectations and consequences of school takeovers with Emily Richmond of the National Education Writers Association.
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Cable And Corruption In Southern California

The Galloway brothers, Clinton and Carl, spent most of the 1980s fighting to get poor minorities in Southern California access to cable television. It was a struggle that took them from City Hall to the Supreme Court. Clinton Galloway talks with host Celeste Headlee about his new memoir, Anatomy of a Hustle: Cable Comes to South Central L.A.
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Is Congress Close To Immigration Compromise?

After years of gridlock, some observers say Congress could be close to a deal on new immigration policy. Guest host Celeste Headlee discusses this and other political news with Republican strategist Ron Christie and former adviser to the Obama administration, Corey Ealons.
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Newark Doctor Aims To Be Education's 'Michael Jordan'

Dr. Sampson Davis had a tough upbringing in New Jersey. But then he turned his life around, went to medical school, and became an E.R. doctor. He now treats patients in the same town where he grew up. Dr. Davis talks to guest host Celeste Headlee about his new memoir, Living and Dying in Brick City: An E.R. Doctor Returns Home.
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Tensions Build In Detroit After Schools Takeover

Detroit's emergency management has a lot of parents and teachers worried about the city's public schools. The schools' manager is under fire for his controversial decisions like firing the interim superintendent. Guest host Celeste Headlee discusses the state of Detroit's schools with WDET's news director, Jerome Vaughn.
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Prosecutors Will Seek Death Penalty In Colorado Theater Shootings

James Holmes had offered to plead guilty in exchange for a life sentence. Prosecutors called that a publicity ploy. Twelve people died and another 58 were wounded in the attack.
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Texas On 'High Alert' After District Attorney's Killing

Security has been beefed up around prosecutors in Kaufman County, where the district attorney and his wife were killed over the weekend. Their deaths followed the murder of an assistant district attorney in January. Other state prosecutors have also been warned to be careful.
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MLB Pitchers Are Giving Radar Guns A Workout

Steve Inskeep talks to Matthew Futterman of The Wall Street Journal about his story on high octane pitchers, and how more Major League Baseball pitchers are throwing at faster speeds than ever before.
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NCAA Men's Men's Basketball Tourney Down To 4

Top overall seed Louisville will face Wichita State at the Georgia Dome next Saturday, while Michigan takes on Syracuse in the other national semifinal. The winners advance to the April 8 championship.

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