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In Change Of Pace, Obama Supports Gay Marriage

After years of "evolving" on the issue of gay marriage — and just days after his vice president embraced the idea — President Obama said Wednesday that he supports same-sex marriage. Melissa Block talks to Scott Horsley for more.
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Booming Oil Industry Struggles To Fill Jobs

The oil industry can't find enough new workers to replace an aging workforce. Recruiters are busy finding a new generation of workers and training programs have sprung up to prepare them. Some young people are signing on for jobs that promise good pay — but there are still a lot of positions to fill.
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Romney's 1996 Help To Colleague Hits Airwaves Again

Mitt Romney's superPAC is spending upward of $4 million on TV ads in nine key swing states in its first major media buy of the general election. One ad emphasizes Romney's compassion and generosity. But some say it may overstate the importance of his actions in helping a colleague's daughter.
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How Are CIA Moles Recruited?

Melissa Block talks to Robert Grenier, former director of the CIA's Counterterrorism Center, about how moles are recruited in operations similar to the one which revealed the most recent "underwear" bomber plot.
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Outing Of Al-Qaida Double Agent May Benefit CIA

U.S. officials now say that the man picked to bring a bomb onboard an airliner bound for the United States was actually an agent working on behalf of the CIA. That's the latest twist in a complicated tale — and it raises questions about just how dangerous the group behind the plot really is.
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Fellow Senators Mourn Richard Lugar's Defeat

That the U.S. Senate is becoming less collegial, less thoughtful, less bipartisan has been a lament of recent years — and is likely to get even more prevalent now that 36-year veteran Sen. Richard Lugar, R-Ind., has lost his GOP primary.
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Texas Inmate Rivals Obama In W.Va. Primaries

In West Virginia's Democratic presidential primary on Tuesday, a little-known candidate named Keith Judd took 41 percent of the vote. That's compared to President Obama's 61 percent. Melissa Block speaks with Associated Press reporter Lawrence Messina about how a Texas prison inmate could garner so many votes.

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