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Friday, June 15, 2012

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  • Obama Sidesteps Congress With Deportation Policy
    President Obama announced Friday that the government will no longer deport young undocumented immigrants brought to the U.S. as children if they don't break the law and pursue school, military service or careers.
  • Week In Politics: Obama's New Deportation Policy
    Audie Cornish speaks with our regular political commentators, E.J. Dionne of The Washington Post and Brookings Institution, and Linda Chavez, a syndicated columnist. They discuss President Obama's new deportation policy and the economy.
  • Hedge Fund Tycoon Convicted In Insider Trading Case
    Jurors in the insider trading trial of Rajat Gupta did not waste any time coming to the conclusion that he had violated the law. He was found guilty on four of six charges and faces up to 20 years in prison. Gupta was on the board at Goldman Sachs and managing director of McKinsey & Company.
  • Egypt Shake Up A 'Coup With A Legal Framework'
    In Egypt, the Muslim Brotherhood candidate and Hosni Mubarak's last prime minister will square off over the weekend in a runoff election for president. Unlike the first round in May, many Egyptians are thinking about staying away from the polls because neither candidate is well liked.
  • Egyptian Protestor: Candidates Don't Represent Me
    For more on the Egyptian Presidential runoff, Melissa Block speaks with Egyptian human rights activist, Dalia Ziada. She participated in the Tahrir Square protests that helped lead to governmental reforms and she unsuccessfully ran for parliament.
  • African Land Fertile Ground For Crops And Investors
    Some accuse companies buying up land in Africa of dispossessing native farmers and using up scarce resources. But the Rei do Agro farm tries to be a good neighbor in Mozambique while banking on soybean profits.
  • Greek Leftist Leader Up For 'Worst Job' In Europe
    Alexis Tsipras, the leader of Syriza party, was an obscure politician whose squabbling leftist coalition was best known for encouraging sit-ins and anti-austerity demonstrations. But after coming in second place in the May Greek elections, pollsters say his party could win Sunday's revote.
  • 50 Years After A Cold War Drama, A Silver Star
    Francis Gary Powers became an iconic Cold War figure when his U-2 spy plane was shot down over the Soviet Union in 1960. Yet when he returned home, a shadow hung over him. On Friday, the Pentagon honored him posthumously.
  • 200 Years Later, An American Warship Resurfaces
    June 18 will mark 200 years since the start of the War of 1812. One of the most epic battles of that war took place in the Chesapeake Bay, only a few miles away from the young American capitol. A small, scrappy U.S. flotilla took on the British, who at the time had the world's largest and powerful Navy. The flotilla's flagship, the U.S.S. Scorpion, met a watery grave — but on the occasion of the bicentennial of the war, it is slated for excavation. Marine archaeologist and historian Donald Shomette joins Melissa Block to talk about the Scorpion and the fates of those who manned it.
  • Napolitano: New Immigration Policy Is Part Of A 'Strong Enforcement'
    The Homeland Security secretary said one key part of law enforcement is prioritizing and this policy does just that.

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