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Solyndra Flop May Cost Taxpayers, Embarrass Obama

The bankruptcy of solar energy company Solyndra is being investigated by the FBI. The company received government loans and President Obama's endorsement in 2009. During a House hearing Wednesday, Republicans attacked the administration's decision to fund Solyndra. Democrats defended the loan program and accused Republicans of trying to twist the story for political gain.
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Political Divide At Congressional Hearing On Solyndra

The solar energy company received government loans and Obama's endorsement in 2009. Now it's in bankruptcy and under investigation by the FBI. On Wednesday, Republicans questioned the administration's motives for supporting Solyndra, while Energy Department officials defended its decision to invest in the technology.
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On The Road, Obama Faces Mixed Reaction Over Jobs

President Obama is crisscrossing the country to sell his jobs plan. Poll numbers show narrow support for the proposal — but also widespread dissatisfaction over the president's handling of the economy. In Ohio, voters are divided over whether Congress should pass it.
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Perry Focuses On Faith At Christian University

Texas Gov. Rick Perry, the current front-runner for the Republican presidential nomination, visited Liberty University after what some considered a lackluster showing in this week's Tea Party debate in Tampa. Perry largely avoided politics, speaking about his inspirations and his faith.
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Poll Shows Virginians Favor Abortion Rules

A proposed law that would impose standards on abortion clinics has won support in Virginia, despite critics' claims that is a backdoor attempt to limit access to abortions.

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Warren Announces Run For Brown's Senate Seat

Harvard Law School professor Elizabeth Warren officially began her Senate campaign in Massachusetts Wednesday. If Warren wins the Democratic nomination, she will challenge incumbent Republican Sen. Scott Brown next year. Warren faces a crowded field of Democrats vying for the nomination. National Democrats have made a priority of unseating Brown, who now occupies the seat held for decades by the late Sen. Edward M. Kennedy.
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Perry Asked To Halt Texas Man's Execution

Michele Norris talks to Wayne Slater of the Dallas Morning News about the case of a Texas man convicted of killing two people. He's slated for execution Thursday, but his attorneys say that the case was tainted by racial considerations.
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Al Gore: It's An Honor To Be Attacked On Climate Change

"There's a long tradition of people who don't like a particular message turning to attack the person delivering the message," he told NPR. "I view it as an honor, really."

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