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Pulitzer Winner's Personal Film About Being Undocumented

Jose Antonio Vargas was part of a Pulitzer-prize winning team of journalists, but he was also hiding a secret. In 2011, he revealed that he was an undocumented immigrant. Host Michel Martin speaks with Vargas about his new film Documented that follows the immigration debate through his own experience.

Dear NSA: Please Read This Email

We are beyond the point where privacy can be expected because somebody somewhere has details about all of your electronic habits. The question is, who is most likely to want to look at what you're doing?
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Once In Shadows, Local Immigrant Hopes For Congress To Move On Reform

A year after President Obama signed an act allowing certain young undocumented immigrants to remain in the country, local immigrants hope for Congress to pass comprehensive immigration reform.

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How Government Security Clearances Are Granted

President Barack Obama ordered a broad review of security clearance procedures for federal workers and contractors. New questions about background checks and security credentials.


Religious Conservatives Focus On Mid-Term Elections

Ralph Reed's Faith and Freedom Coalition kicked off its third annual conference Thursday in Washington D.C. The conclave's stated aim is to grow the conservative vote for next year's mid-term election. It's also a forum for a constellation of conservative stars, some of them eying the White House.

GOP Lawmakers Greet Obama's Syria Step, But Urge A Leap

The White House announced Syria had crossed a "red line" by using chemical weapons. Many of the GOP reactions suggested the announcement was long overdue. And they made clear they expect much more from the president than just arming the Syrian rebels.
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Alvaro Vargas Llosa: "Global Crossings"

Immigration policy has long been an emotionally and politically charged topic. Journalist and author Alvaro Vargas Llosa examines the causes and consequences of human migration, and argues that immigrants' economic contributions far outweigh the costs.

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Jeffrey Thompson Associate Charged In D.C. Corruption Case

A former employee of a D.C. businessman at the center of a federal corruption investigation has been charged with making straw political donations.