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Thursday, April 12, 2012

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  • Fragile Cease-Fire Survives First Day In Syria
    A cease-fire went into effect at dawn in Syria on Thursday, but there have already been some violations. Syrian army snipers reportedly opened fire in Homs and incidents have been reported elsewhere in the country. For the most part, the army has stopped bombardments of cities and towns but troops and tanks remain in urban areas in violation of Kofi Annan's UN peace plan.
  • Deep Skepticism Persists Over Cease-Fire In Syria
    Former UN Secretary General Kofi Annan briefed the Security Council on the tenuous ceasefire that took hold in Syria early on Thursday. Meanwhile, U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton met with the foreign minister of Russia which has been the main backer of the Bashar Assad regime since the uprising began 13 months ago.
  • We Stand At The Doorstep Of A Foreclosed House. Then We Go In
    We tag along with a real estate agent whose job is to investigate a foreclosed house in Florida.
  • Romney Scores Key Endorsements From Anti-Abortion Groups
    While running for Massachusetts governor, Mitt Romney vowed to "preserve and protect" abortion rights. On Thursday, the presumptive GOP presidential nominee won the endorsement of the nation's largest anti-abortion group, whose president said: "The pro-life movement is filled with converts."
  • With Santorum Out, Will Evangelicals Back Romney?
    Former Republican presidential candidate Rick Santorum did very well with evangelical Christian voters in the primary season. Now that he's out of the race, will his conservative supporters embrace Mitt Romney? Robert Siegel talks with Richard Land, director of the Ethics and Religious Liberty Commission of the Southern Baptist Convention.
  • Lawyer Follows News Corp. Hacking To U.S.
    British attorney Mark Lewis was the driving force in lawsuits that cracked open the News Corp. phone hacking scandal in the U.K. Now he's in the U.S. pursuing similar cases against the company here.
  • As Trial Begins, John Edwards' Star Has Faded
    Jury selection began on Thursday for John Edwards, the one-time presidential candidate. Although he was once a rising star in the Democratic Party, Edwards is accused of using campaign money to hide an affair after he fathered a child.
  • Some Latin Leaders Want New Approach To Drug War
    The war on drugs is now decades old, with no end in sight. A number of Latin American presidents say it's time to consider alternatives, including legalization. They plan to raise the issue when more than 30 leaders from the Americas gather this weekend in Colombia, but the U.S. has made clear its opposition to legalization.
  • Freddie King: Rock Hall Inductee, Patriarch Of Blues Rock
    The Texan, whose biting guitar sound influenced artists from Eric Clapton to Jeff Beck, will be inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame this Saturday.
  • Axl Rose Snubs Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame
    This weekend the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame will have a ceremony honoring this year's inductees, including Donovan, the Red Hot Chili Peppers, and Guns N' Roses. But Axl Rose, the lead singer of Guns N' Roses, has written a letter saying he won't make an appearance and he doesn't even want to be inducted. Robert Siegel and Audie Cornish have more on the controversy.

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