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Congress May Not Be As Bad As All That

A government scholar says Washington has responded better to the economic downturn — certainly better than its European counterparts — than its reputation might lead people to believe. But not everyone is convinced.
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Elizabeth Warren Leaps Over Primary Challenge In Massachusetts

Warren secured more than 95 percent of the delegate vote at the state's Democratic Convention, clearing the way for her to focus solely on incumbent Sen. Scott Brown.
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New Jobs Can't Keep Up With Population Growth

Among the more than 12 million Americans out of work, almost half have been out of work for more than six months. In its latest issue, Bloomberg Businessweek magazine profiles 12 people among these long-term unemployed who have managed to get back into the workforce. Host Guy Raz talks with Josh Green, senior national correspondent with Bloomberg Businessweek.
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Week In News: Jobs And The Campaign Trail

With the unemployment rate climbing to 8.2 percent, the Mitt Romney presidential campaign can focus on the economy as issue No. 1 this November. Host Guy Raz speaks with news analyst James Fallows of The Atlantic about the economic malaise and how it may affect the election.
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Battles Over Voter ID Laws Intensify

Since 2008, controversial changes to state election laws have spread across the nation to restrict voter registration drives, scale back early voting periods or stop people from registering to vote on Election Day. Opponents say the new laws discriminate against minority voters.
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Nuns Fight Back Against Vatican Report

This week, the largest organization for U.S. Catholic Sisters issued their response to a critical report from the Vatican. The report accused the organization of "serious doctrinal problems." Host Scott Simon speaks with NPR's Barbara Bradley Hagerty for more on the conflict.
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Europe's Debt Weighs On U.S. Employers

Some American employers say their businesses are starting to take a hit from the European debt crisis. NPR's Chris Arnold talks to a tour bus operator who relies on European vacationers and a factory owner who's exporting less to Europe and has scaled back hiring plans.
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French Open Hasn't Been Great For Americans In Paris

Host Scott Simon talks about the French Open with ESPN's Howard Bryant, who is at Roland Garros stadium.
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Implications Of The Facebook Let-Down

Host Scott Simon talks with Joe Nocera, op-ed columnist for The New York Times, about the rocky debut of Facebook as a public company and what it means for the markets and the tech industry at large.
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Ancient Suburb Near St. Louis Could Be Lost Forever

The remains of a newly discovered suburb of the ancient city of Cahokia are right in the path of a new interstate freeway in East St. Louis. Visitors paddling up from the Mississippi 900 years ago would have seen tall wooden temples atop earthen pyramids, and rows and rows of thatched-roof huts.

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