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Texas Man To Serve 25 Years In Plot To Kill Saudi Ambassador

Manssor Arbabsiar, a naturalized U.S. citizen who has lived in Texas for three decades, has been sentenced to 25 years in prison for conspiring to kill Saudi Arabia's ambassador to the United States. Last October, Arbabsiar pleaded guilty to plotting to kill the ambassador.
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Is The Midwest More Hateful Than Other Regions?

Twitter is a way for people to send short messages about almost everything — from what they ate for breakfast, to their political opinions. But it's also a space where people are voicing racist and homophobic points of view. A new study from Humbolt State University looks at just where some of that hate speech is coming from.
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Serving The Beef For Low Pay: Fast Food Workers Fed Up

Fast food workers have been going on strikes in major cities nationwide. They're demanding higher wages, but some critics are asking why they should have it their way. Host Michel Martin hears from both sides of the debate.
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Priest, Author And Critic Rev. Andrew Greeley Dies

He thought of himself as a priest first and foremost. But Greeley was famous for his sometimes steamy novels that also cast a critical eye at his church. Greeley was 85 and had been in poor health since suffering a brain injury in 2008.
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Even Terrorists Have To Fill Out Expense Reports

A scathing performance review of an al-Qaida employee offers another reminder of how bureaucratic large, illicit organizations can be. News reports have shown that even drug traffickers keep receipts.
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Paterno Family Sues NCAA To Reverse Sandusky Sanctions

The family of late football coach Joe Paterno says it will file a lawsuit in Pennsylvania today, seeking the reversal of NCAA sanctions against Penn State that resulted from the Jerry Sandusky child sex abuse scandal.
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Select Senators Stall Budget Process

For years, literally, congressional Republicans called on the Democratically controlled Senate to pass a budget. They marked the days, reaching more than a thousand before the Senate finally did pass a budget earlier this year. Now Democrats are borrowing a page from the playbook, counting the days since the Senate passed a budget and demanding a conference committee.
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Rep. Michele Bachmann To Leave Congress

Rep. Michele Bachmann of Minnesota has announced she will not seek re-election next year. That's taken some of her constituents by surprise. They are wondering what's behind her decision not to campaign for a fifth term.
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Missing Senior Citizen Comes Home In Time For TV Deadline

Robert McDonough, 72, of Maine suffers from dementia and had not been seen for more than 14 hours. As a TV reporter prepared to go live, standing outside McDonough's home, an elderly man wandered into the camera shot.

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