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Kerry: Syrian Regime's 'Days Are Numbered'

Robert Siegel talks to Senator John Kerry, the Senate Foreign Relations Committee Chairman, about what the U.S. or other foreign governments might do to prevent the deaths of hundreds if not thousands of Syrian civilians.
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Appeals Court Defers On Ala., Ga. Immigration Laws

The 11th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals heard oral arguments Thursday in legal challenges to tough new state immigration laws in Alabama and Georgia. The Justice Department and civil rights groups have sued. At issue are both civil rights violations, and whether states can constitutionally engage in immigration enforcement.
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Late Conservative Blogger Breitbart Had Impact On Right, Left

In his way, Breitbart was a hyperactive Web reinterpretation of the pre-Revolutionary pamphleteer Thomas Paine. Or of Philip Freneau, who, as a Philadelphia journalist during the early American republic, was an anti-Federalist propagandist for then-Secretary of State Thomas Jefferson.
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A Case For And Against Proper Spelling

In a piece in Wired Magazine, writer Anne Trubek argues that our fixation on correct spelling is outdated. Trubek thinks we should abandon spelling rules and "let luce." Wired copy editor Lee Simmons fired back arguing that these standards make communication possible.
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Former Nickelodeon Star Tackles Teen Dating Violence

Sixteen-year-old Jordan Coleman was a voice on the hit TV show The Backyardigans. Then he decided to write and direct his own films — the latest of which is Payin' the Price. He's showing it in multiple cities, and encouraging teens to "speak up and get out" if they are in abusive relationships. Coleman talks with host Michel Martin.
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NYPD Spies On Muslims, Stirs National Outcry

The New York Police Department has been monitoring Muslim students in cities as far as Philadelphia, Buffalo and Syracuse, according to the Associated Press. Americans question whether this is a privacy breach or a necessary safety measure. Host Michel Martin speaks with the an AP investigate reporter and a member of the national Muslim Students Association.
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Conservative Publisher Breitbart Dead At 43

Conservative publisher Andrew Breitbart died Thursday in Los Angeles. For more on the Breitbart's life, Steve Inskeep talks with Dave Weigel of Slate.com.

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