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DOJ Plans To Sue S&P Over Its Ratings Of Mortgage-Backed Securities

Audie Cornish talks with Jim Zarroli about the news that Justice Department is planning to sue Standard & Poor's over its ratings of certain mortgage-backed securities back in 2007. S&P said such a suit would be without factual or legal merit.
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Obama: Lawmakers Must Feel Like They Have To Act Against Gun Violence

President Obama traveled to Minneapolis to push his proposal to reduce gun violence on Monday.
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Gun Control Divides County Sheriffs

When President Obama announced new measures to prevent gun violence, one of the groups there to show support was the National Sheriffs' Association. But not all of its members agree with the national group's support for what it calls "common-sense steps."
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The CIA And The Hazards Of Middle East Forecasting

As Arab-Israeli tensions grew in the fall of 1973, the CIA offered its analysis to President Nixon's administration: War was highly unlikely. The agency kept making that case right up to the time the war began.
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'God Made A Farmer' And The Super Bowl Made Him A Star

One of the standout ads in Super Bowl XLVII featured a nostalgic vision of American farmers, voiced by the legendary broadcaster Paul Harvey. Was this Dodge Ram ad a brilliant paean to farm life, or a distorted view of modern agriculture? Share your thoughts.

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