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Former Diplomat: Doing A Good Job Invites Risk

Ryan Crocker mourns the death of Ambassador Christopher Stevens, who died in an attack on the U.S. Consulate in Libya on Tuesday. But as a former ambassador himself, Crocker says, "We can manage risk, but we can't prevent it if we do our jobs."
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White House Details 2013 Cuts If Congress Doesn't Avert Fiscal Cliff

Under orders from Congress, the administration detailed exactly how it would administer painful cuts to both defense and domestic programs that were ordered under last year's budget deal. But the Office of Management and Budget reiterates that the threat of cuts is meant to spur congressional action.
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Revisiting 'Life' Magazine's 'Take-Over Generation'

In 1962, Life magazine ran its version of a "who's who under 40" list — a special issue it called "The Take-Over Generation." Many of the 100 young professionals profiled went on to prominence in their fields. Three men reflect on how America has changed since they were featured in 1962.
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It's Hard To Tell La Familia You're Gay

A new national campaign called Familia es Familia is hoping to help make coming out easier for LGBT Latinos. While the majority of Latinos are accepting of gays and lesbians, foreign-born and evangelical Latinos are less tolerant and remain opposed to same-sex marriage.
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Paul Ryan Headlines Values Voter Summit

Republican vice-presidential nominee Paul Ryan addressed the annual Values Voter Summit on Friday. Audie Cornish talks with Don Gonyea.
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Romney Adviser: U.S. Should Add Terms To Egypt Aid

Audie Cornish speaks with Richard Williamson, Mitt Romney's senior foreign policy adviser. They discuss Romney's foreign policy positions, Libya and other news.
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Baltimore Orioles' Success A Surprise Of The Season

Audie Cornish talks to sportswriter Stefan Fatsis about Major League Baseball's pennant races.
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Romney's Critiques Of Obama Like Reagan's Of Carter

Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney says President Obama's foreign policies have sent "confusing messages" to the world. The critique argues that the Obama foreign policy is not muscular enough. It's a message that echoes the presidential campaign of 1980 when Ronald Reagan challenged Jimmy Carter.

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