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Monday, April 1, 2013

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  • Bipartisan Group Of Senators Could Have Immigration Bill Drafted By Next Week
    Senators negotiating an overhaul of immigration laws turned to labor and business leaders to devise a new plan for guest workers, but not all of them are ready to commit to the plan those leaders have worked out.
  • New Visa Would Allow At Least 20,000 Low-Wage Workers To Come To U.S.
    The Senate is closer to an immigration plan that includes a new visa program for low-wage workers. The visa plan was agreed to by the AFL-CIO and the U.S. Chamber of Commerce and will provide at least 20,000 visas starting in 2015. Robert Siegel speaks with Tom Snyder, manager of the AFL-CIO's Citizenship Now campaign, who helped craft the plan.
  • Opposition Research Boot Camp: Learning To Dig For Political Dirt
    The recruiting and vetting process already is under way for candidates who will run for Congress in 2014. For many candidates, part of that process involves hiring an investigator to look at their own background, as well as that of possible opponents. And there are even classes where you can learn how to do the digging.
  • Mining Books To Map Emotions Through A Century
    Anthropologists find that the use of "emotional" words in all sorts of books has soared and dipped across the past century, roughly mirroring each era's social and economic upheavals. And psychologists say this new form of language analysis may offer a more objective view into our culture.
  • Patent Ruling In India Could Boost Exports Of Cheap Medicine To Third World
    Novartis lost its bid to patent one of its cancer drugs. Indian authorities say the drug is too much like an earlier version. Novartis says the ruling may dampen drug companies' willingness to work in India. Others say the ruling will help make less expensive drugs available to the world's poor.
  • In Seaside Cypriot Town, Russians Of Modest Means Cry Foul
    Many are expecting Russian billionaires to flee Cyprus in the face of a tough eurozone bailout plan. But in the city of Limassol, there's a large middle-class Russian community with deep roots. Many are angry that their entire community is being portrayed as a group of money-laundering oligarchs.
  • With New Pope, Catholic Women Hope To Regain Church Leadership Roles
    A group of American nuns and Catholic women has traveled to Rome for a pilgrimage to the sites where there are traces on frescoes, mosaics and sarcophagi that show how women played an important role in the church in the early centuries of Christianity. Groups say women once held "co-equal roles with men."
  • Baylor's Departure From Women's Basketball Tournament Leaves Huge Hole
    The Elite 8 in the women's college basketball tournament will have a different look than expected. Top-seed Baylor was knocked out by Louisville on Sunday.
  • Nora Ephron's 'Lucky Guy' And Tom Hanks Make Their Broadway Debuts
    Lucky Guy is one of the spring theater season's most highly anticipated plays. It stars Hanks, in his first Broadway performance, as tabloid journalist Mike McAlary. Director George Wolfe calls Ephron's last play "a love poem to journalism."
  • Texas County On High Alert After Second Law Official Is Killed
    Kaufman County, Texas, is coming to grips Monday with the Easter-weekend shootings of the district attorney and his wife at their home — just two months after his top assistant district attorney was gunned down on the way to work. Local, state and FBI investigations are in high gear, and it's not clear whether officials are tying the latest killings to a case last month in Colorado, where the state's prison chief was shot and killed at home.

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