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Fighting Sexual Assault Seen As Military Betrayal

Members of the U.S. Senate Armed Services Committee are holding a hearing today on sexual assault in the military. Host Michel Martin discusses how the military handles sexual assault cases with Anu Bhagwati, the executive director of the Service Women's Action Network, and with Jennifer Hlad, a reporter for Stars and Stripes.
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AP Analysis Finds U.S. Tightening Grip On Information

It's Sunshine Week, a national effort to highlight government transparency. Steve Inskeep speaks with Associated Press reporter Jack Gillum about a new analysis of the Obama administration's response to Freedom of Information Act, or FOIA, requests. The AP found that in many cases, government agencies are tightening their hold on what information the public gets to see.
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Obama Works The Hill For A 'Grand Bargain'

President Obama is in the middle of a charm offensive on Capitol Hill, hoping to win over converts to his way of thinking on a variety of topics. This week, he's making the rounds to get closer to a plan to reduce the deficit. That plan — if it ever comes to fruition — has been dubbed "the Grand Bargain."
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The Gun Debate In Congress

A Senate panel passes new gun control measures. Several pro-gun measures find their way into a catch-all spending bill. A panel joins Diane to give us an update on the gun debate in Congress.

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Federal Workers Targeted In Paul Ryan's House Spending Plan

Congressman Paul Ryan unveiled his 2014 spending plan on Tuesday, which would cut as much as $4.6 trillion in spending over the next decade largely through cuts for federal workers and social programs.

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Retiring Carl Levin Says He Wants To Leave The Senate Fighting

The Michigan senator tells NPR he wants to focus on the fiscal battle, not campaigning, in his last two years. He wants to push for ending tax loopholes and advocate for programs like education, health care and infrastructure.

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