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Bill Would Automate Toll Collection On Bay Bridge, Ideally Slashing Wait Times

A Republican lawmaker from Maryland thinks he has the solution to heavy traffic crossing the Bay Bridge.

UNCF CEO: Obama's Community College Plan A 'Blunt Instrument'

Robert Siegel speaks with UNCF (formerly the United Negro College Fund) CEO Dr. Michael Lomax about President Obama's recent announcement to make community college free for all Americans.

Polarization Vortex: Obama, Bush Approval Shows Widest Partisan Gap

The ratings for the two most recent presidents had the biggest split between Republicans and Democrats.

Outrage Over Government's Animal Experiments Leads To USDA Review

Lawmakers also introduced a bill to strengthen laws protecting farm animals used in research. Both moves come out of a New York Times investigation of animal suffering at a federal research center.

Kansas Will Cut Education Funding To Help Close Budget Gap

Republican Gov. Sam Brownback, whose aggressive tax-cutting measures helped trigger the financial crisis, said the schools' funding levels are unsustainable.

Senate Hearing Learns Of No Clear Plan To Close Guantanamo

More than 100 detainees remain locked up at the prison camp in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba. President Obama wants Guantanamo closed, but no solution is yet in sight to close it.

Out Of The Shadows, TV Star Shines A Light On Immigration

Actress Diane Guerrero now stars on shows Jane the Virgin and Orange Is the New Black. But when she was a teenager, her parents were deported. She tells NPR's Michel Martin how it shaped her life.
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Obama's Budget Includes Repatriation, A Signature Issue For One Md. Congressman

If you know Democratic Rep. John Delaney, you know there's an issue he likes to talk about a lot: repatriation. Delaney is smiling this week because, as he says, the White House "basically copied the whole thing and put it in the budget."

In 'Red Notice,' Success Draws Treachery, Tragedy In Putin's Russia

Robert Siegel talks to Bill Browder, an American financier who was expelled from post-Soviet Russia and saw an attempt to claim his company devolve into a deadly bureaucratic and legal farce.

What's Inside The 28 Most Controversial Pages In Washington?

Robert Siegel talks with former Sen. Bob Kerrey about the call for the release of withheld pages from the Congressional Joint Inquiry into intelligence activities leading up to the Sept. 11 attacks.