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The Thin Line Between Hate Speech And Real Threat

Wade Page, who police say killed six people in a Sikh temple on Sunday, had long been on the radar of groups that track white supremacists. But you can't be arrested for hateful thoughts. And observers say finding the real threats has gotten harder for police with the rise of the Internet.
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Loughner Competent, Pleads Guilty To Ariz. Shooting

Jared Loughner pleaded guilty on Tuesday to all counts related to last year's shooting spree in Tucson. Audie Cornish talks with Ted Robbins about the court proceedings, where the judge in the case found that psychiatric care and medication had rendered Loughner fit for trial. His plea was part of a deal with prosecutors that spared Loughner the death penalty.
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Targeted Sikhs Wary Of Saying 'We Are Not Muslims'

Since the shooting at a Sikh temple in Oak Creek, Wis., on Sunday, there's been much discussion in the Sikh community as to how to better educate the public about their culture and religion. Audie Cornish speaks with Amardeep Singh, a professor of English at Lehigh University and a Sikh himself, about how much that would help in preventing the kind of violence in Wisconsin.
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Would-Be Parents Wait As Foreign Adoptions Plunge

Strict regulations to combat baby-selling and fraud have meant the process of adopting a child can take much longer. Many nations also now feel stigmatized for sending babies abroad. As a result, some advocates say, many children are languishing in orphanages.
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IRS Caught Between Parties On Tax-Exempt Groups

One of the biggest players in contested Senate races this year has been Crossroads GPS, a social welfare non-profit group that can conceal the names of its donors. Now, top GOP senators are telling the IRS to back off new rules that could make it harder for groups like Crossroads to operate.

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