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Stockton Clearing Path For City's Bankruptcy

Tuesday night the city council in Stockton, Calif., is expected to clear they way for the city to declare bankruptcy. It will be the largest municipal bankruptcy ever for a city that is a poster child for the housing crisis.

Sinking Under A $10,000 Monthly Mortgage Payment

A growing number of those seeking help from mortgage counselors are high-income owners of million-dollar homes in wealthy communities like Laguna Beach, Calif., and Westchester County, N.Y. But large home loans can be more difficult to modify than more modest ones.

Blog Sees Success In Supreme Court Focus

Dozens of news outlets will be covering the Supreme Court on Thursday, when it is expected to issue a decision on the health care case. ScotusBlog will likely be first in publishing the essence of the decision. All Things Considered host Melissa Block speaks with ScotusBlog's founder, lawyer Tom Goldstein, about how the site gets Supreme Court news and gets it out.

Board Reinstates University Of Virginia's President

Host Melissa Block talks with NPR's Claudio Sanchez about Tuesday's unanimous vote to reinstate University of Virginia president Teresa Sullivan. The university campus has been in an uproar since members of the university's board of visitors forced Sullivan out in a behind-the-scenes maneuver. Virginia's governor ordered the board to hold a formal vote on whether Sullivan should stay.

Gays Slowly Gaining Acceptance In Military

Less than a year after the repeal of "Don't Ask Don't Tell," the Pentagon holds an LGBT pride month. Advocacy groups say the transition from institutionalized homophobia to equal treatment is going well, but a bureaucracy of regulations still place gay service members and their partners at a disadvantage.

Will Arizona Police Ask To 'Show Your Papers'?

On Monday the U.S. Supreme Court upheld a provision of the Arizona immigration law known as "show me your papers." The law instructs law enforcement officers to question the immigration status of people stopped for other reasons that are suspected of being in the state illegally. For a look at how this is being implemented, All Things Considered host Audie Cornish speaks with Tucson Police Chief Roberto Villasenor.