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Romney Softens Rhetoric, If Not Policies, In Speech To Latino Leaders

GOP presidential candidate Mitt Romney gets a tepid reception at a gathering of Latino leaders, but says Obama is taking their vote for granted.
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California Dairy Farmers Split Over Milk Payments In Farm Bill

California is the top dairy-producing state in the nation. And its dairy farmers are split over the impact of the latest farm bill's impact on the government's antiquated milk price support system.
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Making Sense Of Upheavals At University Of Virginia

How did a debate over the future of public higher education devolve into a messy, power struggle in Charlottesville?

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Maryland Casino Plan Scrapped, But Only For This Year

A plan for a casino in Prince George's County's National Harbor was scrapped for this year after a workgroup failed to reach a consensus, but backers expect to approach the idea again next year.

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New Restaurateur Doubles As Capitol Hill Aide

Laura Schiller balances her role as chief of staff to U.S. Sen. Barbara Boxer with her new role as co-owner of Unum, a restaurant in Georgetown.
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Friday News Roundup - International

Greece's New Democracy party wins the national election and forms a government. Egyptian officials delay declaring the results of the presidential election. And the Arab League urges Russia to stop supplying arms to Syria. A panel of journalists joins guest host Terence Smith for analysis of the week's top international news stories.

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Friday News Roundup - Domestic

A House panel voted to hold Attorney General Eric Holder in contempt of Congress. Republican presidential hopeful Mitt Romney told a Latino group he would replace and supersede President Barack Obama’s immigration plan. Federal Reserve officials extended a program known as “Operation Twist” and said they were prepared to do more if necessary to spur job growth. Doyle McManus of the Los Angeles Times, Jeanne Cummings of Bloomberg News and Ari Shapiro of NPR join guest host Terence Smith for analysis of the week's top national news stories.

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Gary Johnson Offers Third Choice In 2012 Elections

You might think the presidential race is settled with two candidates. But there's one candidate you might not have heard much about. Former New Mexico Governor Gary Johnson is running for president on the Libertarian Party ticket. Johnson speaks with host Michel Martin about his policies and the challenges he has getting his message heard.

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