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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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Daredevil High-Wired For Success Over Niagara Falls

Nik Wallenda is the first person to walk directly over the falls. Thousands gathered to watch him inch along a tightrope Friday night. Though the wire was dripping from the mist, Wallenda accomplished a dream he'd had since childhood.
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Is Deportation Freeze A 'Big Relief' Or 'Cynical Ploy'?

President Obama outline a new policy Friday to temporarily stop deporting some young illegal immigrants. Supporters celebrated the announcement, but not everyone embraced the change. There are critics who say it goes too far, while others say it's not enough.

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