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Tuesday, June 5, 2012

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  • Long Political Battle Comes To A Head In Wis. Recall
    Wisconsin voters will decide Tuesday whether Republican Scott Walker will be just the third governor recalled from office in U.S. history. The gubernatorial recall election caps off an intense 16 month period in the state. Partisans on both sides are studying this election — between Walker and Milwaukee's Democratic Mayor Tom Barrett — for clues to this fall's contest between President Obama and Mitt Romney. Robert Siegel talks with Don Gonyea in Wisconsin.
  • Sky's The Limit In Campaign Cash For Wis. Governor
    Scott Walker vastly out-raised and outspent his Democratic challenger in the state's recall election, largely on the strength of big donations from out of state. He was helped by a quirk in Wisconsin law, which lets a governor facing a recall vote bypass political donation limits.
  • Transit Of Venus Reveals Secrets Of Universe
    Twice every 100 years or so, Venus crosses the face of the Sun. It's like an eclipse, except Venus will look like a pea in a yellow saucer. But the transit has a storied history — it showed for the first time that other planets have an atmosphere, and also allowed astronomers to calculate the scale of the solar system. This year offers yet another possibility — the transit will help astronomers figure out which planets orbiting other suns in the universe have atmospheres, and maybe life.
  • Colleges Agree To More Transparency In School Costs
    The Obama Administration announced Tuesday it has reached an agreement with more than 100 colleges and universities on a new, more transparent form for laying out student financial aid packages. Students and parents have complained for years that colleges provided opaque and confusing information about how much students will actually pay for college and how much they will owe after they graduate.
  • Apple To Google Maps: We Have Our Own App For That
    A report in the Wall Street Journal says Apple may soon replace Google's popular Maps app as the iPhone default with its own mapping application. The move has broad implications for the multibillion-dollar smartphone market.
  • What Will Happen If Greece Leaves The Eurozone?
    Robert Siegel talks with Greek economist Gikas Hardouvelis in Athens about his skepticism over Greece leaving the Eurozone.
  • How Accurate Is Obama's Attack On Romney's Jobs Record?
    A new Obama campaign ad says Massachusetts had one of the country's worst economic records by the end of Mitt Romney's term as governor in 2007. But the Romney campaign says the overall unemployment rate was still very low. Can both campaigns be right?
  • On Pakistan's 'Sesame Street,' Everything's Not A-OK
    The U.S. is ending millions of dollars in funding for Pakistan's version of Sesame Street, which began airing six months ago. Officials say allegations of fraud by the Pakistani company that's producing the TV show prompted the decision, which comes amid a tense period in U.S.-Pakistan relations.
  • Aubrey Plaza Takes Quite A Trip In 'Safety Not Guaranteed'
    Aubrey Plaza has made a career out of playing caustic young women. In her new film, she's taking that character to new places.
  • Home Video Picks: 'The Sting'
    Bob Mondello recommends the new Blu-ray release of the con-man comedy The Sting.

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