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Stonewall? Explaining Obama's Historic Gay-Rights Reference

President Obama made history in his inaugural address when he mentioned Stonewall in the same breath as Selma, the Alabama town considered the birthplace of the black-rights movement, and Seneca Falls, the upstate New York site of the first women's-rights convention.

Obama Overseas: Speak Loudly And Carry A Smaller Stick

The president has made clear his desire for an end to more than a decade of "perpetual war." He has readily used drone strikes and other military tools to fight terrorism, but he appears to have no appetite for lengthy conflicts that would require sizable troop deployments.

White House 'Welcomes' House Vote On Extending Debt Limit

Republicans, who control the House, plan to vote Wednesday on a debt limit extension that's tied to a call on the Senate to pass a budget that includes cuts in spending.

'We Have No Choice': A Story Of The Texas Sonogram Law

Journalist Carolyn Jones wrote about her experience with the law for The Texas Observer after having an abortion last year. The state requires that a woman seeking an abortion receive a sonogram at least 24 hours before the procedure.

Involved For Life: Pregnancy Centers In Texas

Carolyn Cline, the executive director and CEO of Involved for Life (IFL), a ministry partner of First Baptist Dallas, helps run a pregnancy center that discourages women from getting abortions and offers help during unplanned pregnancies.

Obama's Unfinished Business: Latin America

As President Obama starts his second term, host Michel Martin takes a look at his foreign policy agenda. She speaks with NPR's Juan Forero about upcoming opportunities and challenges in Latin America — from drug trafficking, to changes in leadership, to the evolution of the U.S. relationship with Cuba.
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Friday News Roundup - International

Conservatives lose ground in Israeli elections. The U.S. provides support to France in Mali. And Britain's prime minister promises an EU membership vote. A panel of journalists joins Diane for analysis of the week's top international news stories.

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Friday News Roundup - Domestic

The Pentagon lifts the ban on combat roles for women. Secretary Clinton testifies before Congress on the Benghazi attack. And the House passes a short term debt ceiling extension. A panel of journalists joins Diane for analysis of the...

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Va. Senate Committee Endorses Crime Bills

Virginia lawmakers have endorsed a plan to crack down on illegal cigarette trafficking and to prevent the elderly and the incapacitated from being the victims of financial crimes.