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Obama To Urge Japan To Join Trans-Pacific Partnership

Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe meets with President Obama at the White House Friday for discussions that will focus on both security and economic issues. The U.S. is pushing Japan to join a regional trade pact known as the Trans-Pacific Partnership, but Japan wants the U.S. to agree to special conditions first.
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The Political Perils Of Citing America's Peculiar Institution

Using American slavery to make a point about contemporary politics can be downright tricky business, as some public figures have recently learned firsthand.
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Wheaton Residents Take Costco Gas Station Fight To State House

Some Wheaton residents want to take the fight over a mega-gas station at Costco to Maryland state lawmakers, after disappointment with a measure that passed the county council last year.

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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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