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Life Still Far From Normal Six Months After Superstorm Sandy

The Rockaways in Queens were one of the areas hardest hit by Superstorm Sandy last year. Much of the beach disappeared and the boardwalk was destroyed. A lot of houses and businesses were damaged and some were without power until February. Now life is beginning to return to normal, but as summer approaches a lot of people are worried about how much has been lost.

Rubio Tries To Convince Conservatives He Hasn't Been Duped

Florida Sen. Marco Rubio is working to tamp down conservative backlash to the Senate's immigration bill, which he helped craft. Radio talk show hosts, Tea Party activists and conservative bloggers are concerned that Rubio and other Republicans are giving away too much on an issue they believe mostly helps Democrats.

With Or Without Overhaul, Immigration Lawyers In Short Supply

If and when immigration reform passes in Washington, thousands of immigrants are going to need trained immigration lawyers. But advocates say there's a dearth of them even now, leaving a void for untrained or unscrupulous attorneys to mislead clients seeking to navigate the system.

Justices Let Stand Block On Alabama's Tough Immigration Law

Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia is the sole dissenter in a case that sought to reinstate the law that would have allowed police to check a driver's immigration status.

Ricin Suspect Dutschke Makes A Quick Visit To Federal Court

J. Everett Dutschke, 41, is accused of sending tainted letters to President Obama and other government officials. Dutschke was arrested Saturday, several days after another Mississippi man, former suspect Paul Kevin Curtis, was released.

Jazz Diva Jane Monheit Gets To The Heart Of The Matter

Growing as a musician is often a balancing act of challenging yourself without alienating your fans. For jazz diva Jane Monheit, maturity has given her singing new depth, and has given her new confidence as a performer. Guest host Celeste Headlee speaks with the Grammy nominated vocalist about her latest album The Heart of the Matter.