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The 'Line' For Legal Immigration Is Already About 4 Million People Long

In the debate over immigration, many politicians seem to agree that people now in the U.S. illegally should wait at "the back of the line" for legal residency. But the backlog in processing applications means even those already in line face decades of waiting.
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Rethinking Broken Windows

How a new study into the "broken windows" theory might shake long-held beliefs about police tactics and urban crime.

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Fifty Years After "The Feminine Mystique" (Rebroadcast)

Fifty years ago, Betty Friedan published her groundbreaking book "The Feminine Mystique." Diane considers its relevance today and the ongoing debate over gender equality at work and at home.

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Friday News Roundup - International

A deadly bombing in Syria targets the ruling party. Civilian deaths fall sharply in Afghanistan. And Secretary of State John Kerry delivers his first major foreign policy speech. Guest host Steve Roberts and a panel of journalists discuss the week's top international news stories.

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Friday News Roundup - Domestic

Sparring over spending and taxes intensifies one week before sequestration. Details of immigration proposals emerge. And Florida’s governor reverses course on Medicaid. Guest host Steve Roberts and a panel of journalists discuss the week’s top national stories.

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Maryland's Mike Miller Pushes Gas Tax Hikes In Annapolis

Maryland's Senate president has stepped on the pedal on a measure that will help pay for mass transit projects.

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Poll Shows McAuliffe And Cuccinelli Deadlocked In Governor's

A new Quinnipiac poll has the race for Virginia's governor at a statistical dead heat.


Fla. Gov. Scott Reverses Medicaid Decision

Florida Governor Rick Scott announced late Wednesday that he will expand Medicaid to an estimated 900,000 residents. The move is a surprise because the governor has previously been a vocal critic of President Obama's health care overhaul.

One Place You May Notice The Sequester: At The Airport

Officials predict that cutbacks at the FAA could lead to takeoff delays and fewer flights. Unless Congress acts, across-the-board spending cuts are scheduled to take effect March 1.