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'What Good' Does Congress Do? Don't Ask

Host Scott Simon speaks with reporter Robert Draper, the author of the new book Do Not Ask What Good We Do. In the book, Draper follows the 112th Congress and the 2010 Republican takeover of the U.S. House of Representatives.
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The Woes Of Washington Baseball Fans

After decades of woe for Washington baseball fans, they finally have something to cheer about. The Washington Nationals are tied for first in the National League. Host Scott Simon talks to Washington Post sports columnist Tom Boswell about the recent highs and numerous lows of baseball in the nation's capital.
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Sports: NBA Playoffs About To Begin

Host Scott Simon talks about the latest news in sports with NPR's Tom Goldman.
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Rubio's 'Dream Act Light' Jumbles Immigration Issue

People on all sides of the debate are watching Florida Sen. Marco Rubio attempt to craft a proposal that helps to repair the GOP brand among Hispanics, appeals to independent voters who favor a path to citizenship, and upends President Obama's advantage on the issue without alienating conservatives.
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Free After 25 Years: A Tale Of Murder And Injustice

Michael Morton was convicted of killing his wife and put in prison for life. DNA evidence finally freed him, but it took a quarter-century to force Texas officials to reveal the evidence that exonerated him.
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Mixed Signals: Weaker Growth, Higher Profits

The U.S. economy's growth slowed in the first three months of the year. Consumers spent more than expected, but companies invested less in new equipment even though profits were surprisingly strong. Economists say businesses need to grow more to drive the economy forward.
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Thieves' Cover-Ups Raise Concerns Among Muslims

Some criminals in Philadelphia have adopted a troubling disguise — they're dressing as Muslim women, with their faces and bodies covered in traditional Muslim attire. The Muslim community is outraged over the rash of crimes, which they say could subject women to unpleasant scrutiny and suspicion.

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