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REI Executive Tapped For Interior; Geithner Joins Council On Foreign Relations

Sally Jewell, REI's CEO, would succeed Secretary Ken Salazar. She's a former engineer at Mobil.
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Does Having Guns Make Women Safer?

Many policymakers who oppose tighter gun laws have said gun ownership is important to women's safety. The writers and journalists of the 'Beauty Shop' share their thoughts on the role gender plays in the gun debate.
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Shutting Down Black Markets For Guns

This week, bi-partisan members of the U.S. House of Representatives introduced a bill to make it harder for convicted felons to get guns. They hope the move will help reduce illegal gun sales and violence. Host Michel Martin talks with one of the bill's sponsors, Congressman Elijah Cummings, a Maryland Democrat.
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The Squeeze: Higher Costs And Smaller Paychecks

The economy may be on the rebound, but life is getting tougher for some people in the middle class. With rising gas prices, insurance costs, and higher payroll taxes, people are feeling squeezed. Host Michel Martin asks if there's any financial relief in sight.
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Video Portraits Of Beltway Power Brokers

Video artist Lincoln Schatz weaves interview portraits of Beltway power brokers.

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Virginia Assembly Passes Stricter Voter ID Laws

Virginia lawmakers have passed two bills that would make voter ID laws stricter, although one of them would also require the government to provide funding for an education campaign to warn alter voters to the changes.

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Thorny Parts Delay Quick Action On Immigration Changes

The effort to overhaul immigration laws continues in Washington, D.C. On Capitol Hill, the House Judiciary Committee held its first hearing on the matter Tuesday, and scores of businesses and other interest groups sent representatives to the White House to meet with President Obama.
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Puerto Rico's Battered Economy: The Greece Of The Caribbean?

With the highest unemployment rate in the U.S. and a mountain of debt, the island is facing a declining population. But those who stay insist they're there for the long haul.

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