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Attorney General: U.S. Wants To Close Guantanamo

Eric Holder said the Obama administration is determined to close the U.S. prison at Guantanamo Bay before next year's presidential elections despite political opposition. His comments came at the European Parliament in Brussels.
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The Dozen Richest Men And Women In Congress

Nearly 50 percent of those in Congress are millionaires and may be impacted by President Obama's most recent tax proposal.
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Who's Weighing Tax On Rich? Congress' Millionaires

President Obama's "Buffett rule" would mean a new tax for people making more than $1 million a year, who currently pay a much lower rate than an average middle-class American. The president, in fact, proposed this rule to a group of people with a lot of millionaires in it: Congress.
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Perry To Israel: 'Help Is On The Way'

Texas Gov. Rick Perry on Tuesday addressed his opposition to Palestinian statehood and blasted the White House's handling of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. Not all of the GOP presidential hopefuls agreed. And some in the administration say Obama's support of Israel has been "unshakable."
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A New Destination For Kayakers: The L.A. River?

Los Angeles city officials have opened once-polluted and often-ridiculed Los Angeles River to kayaks and canoes. NPR's Mandalit del Barco rode on it with a group of 10-year-olds and a City Council member — where they discovered herons, carp and 32 discarded shopping carts.
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McMahon Enters Conn. Senate Race

Former professional wrestling executive Linda McMahon Tuesday entered the Republican primary to replace retiring Senator Joseph Lieberman. McMahon, who lost a Senate race to Richard Blumenthal in 2010, will face former Rep. Christopher Shays. Shays is a moderate Republican who was defeated in 2008. The candidates on the Democratic side are Rep. Chris Murphy and former Secretary of State Susan Bysiewicz.
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A Look At Obama's Agenda At The U.N.

President Obama spent the day meeting with foreign leaders in advance of his address to the United Nations General Assembly, which comes at a moment when Palestinians are pressing for the organization's recognition of their rights as a state. Melissa Block talks to NPR's Ari Shapiro.
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'Cowboy Monks' Operation Sent Out To Pasture

A Roman Catholic monastery in North Dakota is putting its ranching operation out to pasture because it lacks monks with cowboy skills.
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What Are The Origins Of The Term 'Class Warfare'?

Lynn Neary speaks with Julian Zelizer, Princeton professor of history and public affairs, about the origins of the term "class warfare" — and how it has evolved over the years.

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