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Breaking Down Senate's Immigration Overhaul Bill

The new Senate proposal to overhaul immigration policy is more than 800 pages long. Host Michel Martin gets a crash course on some of the details and what they mean for immigrants and the rest of the country. She's joined by immigration lawyer Sonia Ansari and Matt Barreto from the polling group, Latino Decisions.

How To Lock Down A City

Fast breaking developments in the marathon bombing manhunt put the city of Boston on lockdown. Host Michel Martin checks in with Boston resident Neil Minkoff, and gets perspective on keeping a major city safe during a manhunt from former London police official, Brian Paddick.

Boston Bombing On White House And Russia's Radar

Steve Inskeep speaks with NPR's Scott Horsley, who has the White House perspective on news of the Boston Marathon bombings manhunt. NPR has confirmed that the two suspects were from Chechnya. For insights on that region, Morning Edition talks with Matt Rojansky, deputy director of the Russia and Eurasia program at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace.

'Gang Of 8' Rolls Out Immigration Overhaul

The Senate's so-called "Gang of Eight" began lobbying for their immigration bill Thursday, and quickly saw opponents hold their own news conference criticizing the plan.

Gun Fight Didn't End Too Soon For House GOP, Some Democrats

With the failure of Senate gun-control legislation, House Republicans need not worry about a torrent of negative campaign ads against them over their opposition to such bills. Some Senate Democrats are likely breathing a sigh of relief, too.
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'Gang Of 8' Releases Immigration Bill

A bipartisan group of eight lawmakers unveiled their immigration reform proposal Thursday.


Gang Of 8 Discusses Plan, Cites 'Year Of Immigration Reform'

Following the defeat of comprehensive gun control legislation, a bipartisan group of eight U.S. senators on Thursday outlined a wide-reaching immigration overhaul introduced this week.