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State Of The Unions: Labor And The Middle Class

For many full-time employees in the United States, the five-day work week, paid overtime and holidays are expected benefits. This wasn't always so, and many workers' benefits today are the achievements of past labor union efforts. But unions in many states are now on the defense, and if they go, where does that leave the middle class?
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Gauging The Impact Of Obama's Immigration Policy

President Obama announced major changes in the country's immigration policy on Friday. NPR's Mara Liasson talks with weekends on All Things Considered host Jacki Lyden about what the changes are and the political impact they may have this election season.
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Follow The Money: On The Trail Of Watergate Lore

Deep Throat whispered "follow the money" to reporter Bob Woodward during the investigation of Watergate, the third-rate burglary that brought down the Nixon administration. Or did he? An NPR librarian launched her own investigation.
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The New Immigration Policy: What's At Stake

President Obama on Friday put many provisions of the proposed DREAM Act into effect by saying the U.S. would no longer deport minor brought to the U.S. illegally if they are working or going to school and have no criminal record. NPR's Scott Horsley talks to host Scott Simon.
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Mayoral Agenda: What To Do About Gang Violence

Nearly 200 mayors from across the country have been in Orlando this week for the 80th annual meeting of the U.S. Conference of Mayors. Many mayors are particularly focused on reducing violent crime, especially gang violence. Host Scott Simon talks with Philadelphia Mayor Michael Nutter and New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu about their efforts.
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Romney Rolls Into States Where 'Every Town Counts'

In New Hampshire on Friday, former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney kicked off a five-day, six-state bus tour. In addition to the Granite State, Romney's travels will take him to small towns in battleground states.
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NBA Finals Are On And No-Hitters Are Hot

Host Scott Simon talks sports with ESPN's Howard Bryant about whether this is LeBron James' make-or-break moment and no-hitters in baseball.
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McConnell Argues Against Requiring Donor Disclosure

Friday Senate Republican leader Mitch McConnell said it's time to roll back the Watergate-era requirement for public disclosure of campaign donors. He accused President Obama and liberals of trying to stifle the First Amendment rights of conservative donors.
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Even 'The Star-Spangled Banner' Had A First Draft

Monday marks 200 years since the start of the War of 1812, which inspired America's national anthem. The original quill-and-ink manuscript reveals a couple edits to the famous stanzas.

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