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Criminal Deportations: Effects On U.S., Latin America

Immigration and Customs Enforcement recently announced that it deported nearly 400,000 people in fiscal year 2011, and that more than half had criminal convictions. Michel Martin learns more from Associated Press Writer Laura Wides-Munoz, and Alex Sanchez, who illegally came to the U.S. as a child and was deported after serving time in a California prison. Sanchez now legally lives in the U.S.
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Ex-Goldman Board Member Faces Criminal Charges

Rajat Gupta, a former board member of Goldman Sachs, is expected to surrender to federal authorities Wednesday. He faces criminal charges tied to a high-profile insider trading case. For more on the story, Renee Montagne talks with New York Times reporter Azam Ahmed.
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Supercommittee Reconvenes On Deficit Reductions

The deficit-cutting supercommittee re-emerges Wednesday morning with its first public meeting in more than a month. The group is charged with finding at least $1.2 trillion in deficit reductions by late November. If it fails, automatic, across-the-board cuts follow.
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Outspoken Ambassador To Syria Returns To U.S.

U.S. Ambassador Robert Ford has been brought home from Syria because of fears for his safety. His very public criticism of government repression and his expressions of support for protesters — attending the funeral of a slain activist, for example — have brought threats. The United States accuses Syria's state-run media of inciting violence against him.
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Occupy Oakland Protesters Clash With Police

Ari Shapiro speaks with San Francisco Chronicle reporter Matthai Kuruvila about Tuesday's dramatic clashes between police in Oakland, California, and protesters supporting the Occupy Wall Street movement.
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How And Who Does New Refinancing Rule Help?

Ari Shapiro talks with Edward DeMarco, the director of the Federal Housing Finance Agency, about the Obama administration's efforts to help more Americans refinance their homes.

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