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John Lewis: "Across That Bridge: Life Lessons And A Vision For Change"

Congressman John Lewis draws from his experience as a leader of the Civil Rights Movement to offer advice on confronting today's social inequalities in a nonviolent way.

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Maryland Republicans Fighting Special Session On Gambling

Maryland Republicans are taking Governor Martin O'Malley and Democrats to task for considering a special session specifically to take up gambling. 


In Iowa, Obama Accuses Romney Of Distortion

President Obama campaigned Thursday in Iowa, where he delivered his sharpest criticisms yet of Republican rival Mitt Romney. Iowa is one of several states likely to determine the outcome of the November presidential election.

In Ariz. Contest, A Debate Over Government's Reach

Voters in Arizona's 8th Congressional District will decide next month who will fill the seat vacated by Democratic Rep. Gabrielle Giffords. She resigned in January, a year after she was badly injured in a shooting. One of her former aides is taking on a Tea Party candidate in the special election.

N.C. Democrats Try To Shake Off Pre-Convention Blues

With the national convention just three months away, state Democrats are reeling from a series of setbacks, including passage of a gay marriage ban and a sex scandal within the organization. But party leaders say they're committed to making the convention a success and keeping the state "blue" in November.

GOP Hopes Pennsylvania's Still Got That Swing

Pennsylvania has been considered a swing state in the past few elections. Voters did elect a Republican governor and U.S. senator two years ago. But after voting for the Democrat in five straight presidential contests, is it still a swing state?

Health Law's Downfall Could Put GOP In Odd Spot

Republicans have rallied for repeal of the Affordable Care Act since the very day it passed. But now the GOP has a problem: Some provisions in the law are very popular with voters. If the Supreme Court strikes the law down, choosing whether to try to revive those parts could be difficult.

Sequestered At The Edwards Trial, And I'm Not On The Jury

Each workday for the past five weeks, after taking off his shoes and watch and passing through a metal detector, North Carolina Public Radio reporter Jeff Tiberii entered a small — often cramped — windowless federal courtroom in Greensboro, N.C. It's the trial of 2008 Democratic presidential candidate John Edwards. And it could be a while yet.