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The Changing Face Of The Working Poor

The latest employment figures are out and they show gains in hiring. The Wall Street Journal's Sudeep Reddy joins host Michel Martin to talk about the report, and the millions of working Americans who still fall below the poverty line.
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Analysis: FBI Investigates Political Donations To McDonnell Family, O'Malley Receives Criticism In Jail Indictments

Washington Post columnist Robert McCartney talks about the latest details behind the investigation in Gov. Bob McDonnell's relationship to an Virginia businessman.

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D.C. Ethics Board Admonishes Legislator

The D.C. ethics board has admonished a legislator for interfering with health officials who were trying to close a business that was infested with rats.

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Preventing Terrorism In The Digital Age

The surviving Boston bombing suspect told investigators he and his brother learned to build bombs from online sources. Terrorism in the digital age.

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Analysis: Roll Call Clout Index Ranks Maryland, Virginia Among Most Powerful States

David Hawkings, columnist for Hawkings Here for Roll Call, talks about what gives a state political clout.

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Cuccinelli Allowed To Recuse Himself From Chef's Case

A judge granted a request by Virginia Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli to recuse himself from a case against the former executive chef at the governor's mansion.

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Sen. McCain Calls For U.S. To Intervene In Syria

As the Obama administration weighs its options in Syria, the public seems reluctant to see U.S. military involvement. But some Republicans in Congress are pushing the president to consider limited military action. Morning Edition's Renee Montagne talks to one of them, Arizona Senator John McCain.
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Political Battle Over Health Law Starts Next Chapter

In the three years since the Affordable Care Act became law, public opinion has remained deeply divided with as many Americans opposing the law as supporting it. When Americans begin signing up for health insurance under the act, opinion may finally begin to shake loose. Some people without access to insurance gain it and others encounter new bureaucracies.

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