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Ariz. Anti-Illegal Immigration Champion Loses Recall

The architect of Arizona's strict anti-immigration law has lost a recall election. State Senate president Russell Pearce lost to a fellow Republican.
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Democrats Emboldened By Tuesday Elections

NPR's Mara Liasson talks to Guy Raz about Tuesday's elections — and what they might mean for the 2012 campaign. Democrats are feeling emboldened by their wins in Mississippi and Ohio, but there's still no evidence they've reversed the wave of 2010.
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Penn State's Paterno Announces His Retirement

Legendary Penn State football coach Joe Paterno announced his retirement Wednesday, as his football program continues to be rocked by allegations of child sex abuse and cover up.
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Eddie Murphy Pulls Out As Oscar Host

Comedian Eddie Murphy is pulling out as host of the Oscars — just 24 hours after producer Brett Ratner resigned. Ratner came under fire for using a gay slur.
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Actions Toward Protesters Alienate Mayor's Base

The Occupy encampment outside Oakland city hall has become a political quagmire for Mayor Jean Quan. Elected just a year ago, she was at one point a source of hope and inspiration for the city's liberals. Now, after her mishandling of the Occupy campsite — she forcibly evicted the campers, and then let them come back — she's managed to alienate friends and open up an opportunity for her political rivals. The situation may cost her the mayor's office before her term is up.
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Ohio Repeals Measure To Limit Bargaining Rights

Ohio's Republican Gov. John Kasich suffered a major defeat at the polls Tuesday night, when voters decided to repeal a measure that limited the collective bargaining rights of public employees. Kasich's popularity has already plummeted in a state that will likely be key to President Obama's reelection. Robert Siegel talks with NPR national political correspondent Don Gonyea about how the Republican governors of three Midwestern states — Ohio, Michigan, and Wisconsin — may have roused organized labor and improved Obama's odds in those states.

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