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Hedge Fund Tycoon Convicted In Insider Trading Case

Jurors in the insider trading trial of Rajat Gupta did not waste any time coming to the conclusion that he had violated the law. He was found guilty on four of six charges and faces up to 20 years in prison. Gupta was on the board at Goldman Sachs and managing director of McKinsey & Company.
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Some Immigrants Relieved After Deportation Changes

Communities across the country reacted differently to President Obama's new immigration order.
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200 Years Later, An American Warship Resurfaces

June 18 will mark 200 years since the start of the War of 1812. One of the most epic battles of that war took place in the Chesapeake Bay, only a few miles away from the young American capitol. A small, scrappy U.S. flotilla took on the British, who at the time had the world's largest and powerful Navy. The flotilla's flagship, the U.S.S. Scorpion, met a watery grave — but on the occasion of the bicentennial of the war, it is slated for excavation. Marine archaeologist and historian Donald Shomette joins Melissa Block to talk about the Scorpion and the fates of those who manned it.
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With DREAM Order, Obama Did What Presidents Do: Act Without Congress

President Obama's immigration order Friday angered some lawmakers — not unlike earlier members of Congress when presidents used executive authority to complete the Louisiana Purchase, sign the Emancipation Proclamation, integrate the U.S. military and order warrantless surveillance after Sept. 11.
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Salmonella in Dog Food Is Making Humans Sick

The latest recall of dry dog food has made at least 22 people sick, and should make you think twice about sharing everything with Rover. Washing your hands after handling and feeding pets can help stop the spread of Salmonella.
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U.S. To Stop Deporting Young Law-Abiding Immigrants

The Obama Administration will grant law-abiding young immigrants work-permits instead of deportation. 

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Hoax No. 2: 'Kindness In America' Memoir Writer Shot Himself

Montana authorities say Ray Dolin made up his widely reported story about being attacked by another man. Germany's "forest boy" was the first hoaxer exposed today. Who's next?
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It's All Politics, June 14, 2012

June already has brought a strong dose of bad news for President Obama, from the monthly jobs report to questions about his Cabinet. So, how much can an incumbent blame on his predecessor? NPR's Ron Elving and Ken Rudin discuss.
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Insurers Wait For Verdict On Health Care Law And Their Bottom Line

"I'm less concerned about how they rule and more concerned about when we can actually get at fixing this," says the head of Aetna, the nation's third-largest health insurer. He says at one level, the health care law represents a huge opportunity for the U.S. health insurance industry.

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