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Thursday, March 1, 2012

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  • Syrian Army Drives Rebels From Embattled City
    In the central city of Homs, the Baba Amr neighborhood has been the center of opposition to President Bashar Assad's regime. But after nearly a month of heavy fighting, government troops forced the rebels to retreat.
  • Kerry: Syrian Regime's 'Days Are Numbered'
    Robert Siegel talks to Senator John Kerry, the Senate Foreign Relations Committee Chairman, about what the U.S. or other foreign governments might do to prevent the deaths of hundreds if not thousands of Syrian civilians.
  • Conservative Activist Andrew Breitbart Dies At 43
    Journalist and conservative activist Andrew Breitbart died Thursday in Los Angeles at the age of 43. Breitbart's conservative news websites, including Breitbart.com, Big Government and Big Hollywood made waves in political circles. Breitbart's site also published the videos of political provocateur James O'Keefe.
  • Greek Bondholders Won't Be Paid, For Now
    An international trade association ruled Thursday that the restructuring of Greece's government debt is not yet a "credit event." It means, for now, that Greek bondholders who took out billions of dollars of insurance contracts against Greece defaulting on its debt won't be paid. Robert Siegel talks with Scheherazade Rehman, Director of the European Union Research Center at The George Washington University.
  • Students, Police Clash As Spain Reaches Boiling Point
    A high school in Valencia, Spain, has become a flash point for Spaniards' anger over austerity measures. Police recently skirmished with protesters opposed to spending cuts that have left students packed 50 to a classroom.
  • How A Swing-State Upswing Could Alter The '12 Race
    For the better part of a year, the GOP presidential hopefuls have staked their campaigns on the lousy economy under President Obama. Now, with the jobs picture in the swing states of the Midwest actually better than the national average, Republicans may have to recalibrate.
  • One Of Closest Senate Races May Be In Mont.
    In Montana, Democratic senator Jon Tester is in a tight battle for reelection. His likely opponent is Congressman Denny Rehberg. And it's also likely that millions of dollars will be spent on the race, as Tester and Rehberg have failed to forge an agreement barring outside money.
  • Majorities In Senate And Public Support Birth Control Coverage
    The Senate defeated the Blunt amendment, which would have let employers opt out of a mandate to pay for birth control coverage. Separately, a poll finds a majority of Americans support the mandate.
  • Monty Alexander: Jazz Piano Via Jamaican Pop
    Born in Jamaica and trained on the American jazz-club circuit, Alexander has heard his music described as bebop, calypso and reggae. But after 50 years of performing and more than 70 albums, he's earned the right to call his music simply his own.
  • Appeals Court Defers On Ala., Ga. Immigration Laws
    The 11th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals heard oral arguments Thursday in legal challenges to tough new state immigration laws in Alabama and Georgia. The Justice Department and civil rights groups have sued. At issue are both civil rights violations, and whether states can constitutionally engage in immigration enforcement.

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