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Diversity Sounds Nice, But Limitations Exist In Elite Jobs

African-Americans fought for years to enter professions that were dominated by white people, like medicine, business and law. Now, experts say some of those gains have leveled off since the recession. Guest host Celeste Headlee speaks with The New York Times' Nelson Schwartz, and lawyer Lisa Tatum, about why minorities struggle to gain ground in elite professions.
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In Letter To Senators, DoJ Explains How Secret Court Works

In 2011, the then-assistant attorney general argued that Congress was kept well informed about the system to secretly collect information.
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Philadelphia Building Collapse: Rescue Efforts Continue

A building that was being demolished collapsed on to an adjacent thrift store Wednesday. At least six people were killed and 14 people were injured.
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Giant Powerball Jackpot Winner Claims Record Prize

Gloria MacKenzie of Florida showed up at the lottery office Wednesday — revealing herself as the winner of last month's record Powerball jackpot. The 84 year old opted to take her winnings in a lump sum, rather than over time.
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Spy Agency's Collection Of Phone Records Reopens Controversy

A court order has allowed the National Security Agency to collect data on millions of Verizon customers' phone calls. Some lawmakers and privacy advocates have expressed concern about government overreach. The White House is defending the practice.
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NSA Collects Verizon Customers' Records

The National Security Agency is collecting the phone records of millions of Americans for three months. The news was first reported by the Guardian newspaper. The request for the records was placed with a special intelligence court days after the Boston bombings.
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Samantha Power Picked To Take Over For Rice At U.N.

President Obama has named a former journalist and activist to represent him at the United Nations. If confirmed, Samantha Power will replace Ambassador Susan Rice, who is returning to the White House to become national security adviser. Power's supporters see her as a voice of conscience in the Obama administration, an advocate for humanitarian interventions.
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NBA Purists Swoon Over Spurs' Style Of Play

The NBA Finals begin Thursday night in Miami. Though they haven't won a championship since 2007, the San Antonio Spurs have remained in the hunt because of their style of team play. The Spurs will face the Miami Heat.
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Is Obamacare Hurting Hiring By Small Businesses?

The Affordable Care Act, which has become known as Obamacare, will require small businesses with 50 or more employees to offer health care coverage to their workers. Some have suggested that could be discouraging hiring by small businesses.

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