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When Telemarketers Pocket Money Meant For Charity

Americans give billions to charity each year. But an investigative report has found one large, for-profit telemarketing company has kept a large percentage of the funds it has raised for charities — while also misrepresenting to donors how their contributions would be used.
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Poverty Rate Unchanged, But Still Historically High

The government says that the poverty rate for 2011 was 15 percent, essentially unchanged from the year before. That still means that more than 46 million people lived below the poverty line last year. According to one economist, "the bad news isn't as bad as it has been."
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Attack On U.S. Consulate In Libya Grew Out Of Protest

Audie Cornish speaks with Hadeel Al-Shalchi, Reuters' Libya Correspondent, about the attack on the U.S. consulate in Benghazi on Tuesday that killed four U.S. diplomats.
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Anti-Islam Film May Be Connected To Libya Attack

An anti-Muslim film is being blamed for eruptions of violence in the Middle East, including an attack on the U.S. consulate in Libya that killed four people. The film's producer has disappeared. His identity as well as the film's financing and promotion are shrouded in secrecy.
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Portland, Ore., Becomes Latest Fluoride Battleground

Portland, Ore., is the largest American city not to add fluoride to its drinking water. Activists have been vocal, for and against a proposal to change that. The science shows that fears of side effects from small amounts of fluoride to protect teeth are unfounded.
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Head Of Chicago Teachers Union Rose The Ranks

At the center of the Chicago teachers' strike are Mayor Rahm Emanuel and the head of the teachers' union, Karen Lewis. To learn more about Lewis and the relationship between the teachers' union and the mayor's office, Audie Cornish talks to Joel Hood, education reporter at the Chicago Tribune.
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U.S. Sends Marines To Libya After Consulate Attack

The attack on the U.S. consulate in Libya killed four American diplomats, including the ambassador. Reaction in Washington, D.C., to the attack has focused attention on security for American envoys abroad.
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Romney Criticizes Obama's Response To Libya Attack

In a Rose Garden address Wednesday, President Obama condemned the killing of four American diplomats. But even before that statement, his Republican challenger Mitt Romney held a news conference of his own, in which he accused the administration of trying to appease Islamic extremists.
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Clinton: Libya Attack Was By 'Small, Savage Group'

Secretary of State Hillary Clinton spoke Wednesday morning about the deaths of four Americans, including the U.S. ambassador, after an attack on the American consulate in Benghazi, Libya. We hear some of her remarks.
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Same-Sex Marriage Finds New Support In NFL

Melissa Block speaks with Minnesota Vikings player Chris Kluwe and Baltimore Ravens linebacker Brendon Ayanbadejo their support of same-sex marriage.

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