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Cato Institute/Koch Brothers Showdown Has 20-Year-Old Roots

Billionaire industrialists Charles and David Koch have poured millions of dollars into conservative causes. And then there's the Cato Institute, a libertarian think tank, which they're trying to take over. Many libertarians are furious. But the dispute goes back 20 years.
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Tuesday Political Grab Bag: Supreme Court Gets To Nub Of Health Care Issue

The Supreme Court moved to take on the heart of the debate over the new health-care law's constitutionality... President Obama used humor to downplay a candid remark about missile-defense that was caught on an open mic... The EPA was expected to issue new rules to limit greenhouse gases from new power plants.
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Outside Court, Protesters Face Off Over 'Obamacare'

Supporters and opponents of the law engaged in a sing-song call-and-response debate just in front of the court's towering marble steps.
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Op-Ed: Why I Wrote 'Stand Your Ground' Law

Florida's "Stand Your Ground" law faces increased scrutiny after the death of Trayvon Martin, the unarmed teen who was shot and killed by neighborhood watch volunteer George Zimmerman. State Rep. Dennis Baxley (R-Fla.) co-sponsored the law and says it does not appear to be applicable to that case.
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A Teacher's Ultimatum Drives Student's Success

In high school, Raul Bravo asked himself whether it was worth getting a diploma. Friends were making fast money drug dealing, and four years seemed like a long time. But then his automotive teacher told him he had a decision to make.
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Week In Politics: High Court On Health Care

Robert Siegel speaks with our regular political commentators, E.J. Dionne of the Washington Post and Brookings Institution, and David Brooks of the New York Times. They discuss the latest from the campaign trail, and next week's health care arguments at the Supreme Court.
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'Mad Men' Returns On Sunday, To The Delight Of Its Excitable Fans

Mad Men is returning after a long hiatus this Sunday. NPR's Elizabeth Blair looks at the reasons for the delay and what it might mean to fans.

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Two Lost Souls Find Each Other In A Hospital

Winslow Jackson and Dorothy Biebrich were two divorced singles struggling to deal with multiple sclerosis when they met in 2006. Six years later, the two hope they are good examples of how to live life. Now, if one of their scooters goes down, the other one can pull or push to help.

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