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Chicago Prepares For 2012 NATO Summit

In a little more than a week, thousands of dignitaries, protesters and media are expected to pour into the city as world leaders gather to discuss the future of Afghanistan, and any evolving threats. Chicago officials and protesters alike say they're ready.
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Pew Poll: More Americans Support Gay Marriage

For years, Andrew Kohut, president of the Pew Research Center, has been polling people on the issue of gay marriage. He tells Steve Inskeep his research suggests President Obama's evolution is very much in line with national trends.
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Happy Renters Stay On Homeownership Sidelines

U.S. homeownership rates have fallen to their lowest point since 1997, despite the homebuyer tax credit and enduring rock-bottom interest rates. Two years ago on Morning Edition, we profiled two couples who were renting with no regrets. Have they changed their tune?
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Post Office Reports Another Quarter Of Losses

The Postal Service announced Thursday that it lost more than $3 billion during the first three months of the year. Post office officials are pushing Congress to give it more authority to cut some of its burgeoning costs.
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White Sox Groom Saladino For Big League Play

David Greene checks in with Tyler Saladino, a minor league baseball player for the Chicago White Sox organization. As he works his way up to the majors, Saladino is currently an infielder for the Birmingham Barons in Alabama.
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Arizona Sheriff Arpaio Plans To Fight DOJ Lawsuit

The Department of Justice has announced it is suing Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio because of civil rights violations. He became a controversial figure for his tough stance on immigrants. Arpaio says he will not surrender his office and will fight the suit.
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JPMorgan Chase Loses $2 Billion In Risky Trades

J.P. Morgan Chase reported $2 billion in losses over the last six weeks, and said there may be more to come. In a news conference shortly after the market closed Thursday, CEO Jamie Dimon said the losses stemmed from a credit default swap that was "poorly executed and poorly monitored."
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Same Bible, Different Verdict On Gay Marriage

When President Obama announced he supports same-sex marriage, he cited his Christian faith. Many other people cited their religion to disagree. Why is there such variation? Part of it has to do with how you read the text.
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Obama, Romney In The Ring For Nevada's Latino Vote

As President Obama heads to Reno for a speech Friday, volunteers are already on the ground reaching out to the fast-growing population. He faces tough competition, though: The GOP announced last month that it is launching a six-state campaign to win over Latinos.

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