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Monday, May 6, 2013

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  • Some Democrats Back Same-Sex Amendment To Immigration Bill
    When Americans marry noncitizens, their spouses become eligible for green cards and many of the benefits of citizenship — unless the couples are gay or lesbian. Some Democrats are hoping to extend the same benefits to same-sex couples by amending the immigration bill before the Senate.
  • Is Jeff Flake The Most Unpopular Senator In The Country?
    Some of Sen. Jeff Flake's constituents in Arizona are still livid over his recent vote against expanded background checks for gun sales. They say the Republican is ignoring their calls for a public meeting.
  • Crowd Funding Effort Seeks To Save Venice's Everyday Gondolas
    There are two types of gondolas in Venice — the fancy, expensive tourist boats, and then the traghetto, the everyday boat used by locals. But the traghetto is quickly disappearing, and gondola enthusiasts have harnessed 21st century technology to save this ancient form of transportation.
  • Two Syrian Women, Two Very Different Perspectives On War
    Melissa Block talks to two women in Syria. One is Susan Ahmad, the English spokesperson for the revolutionary council in Syria's Damascus suburbs. Ahmad is using a pseudonym to protect her identity. The other is Reem Dagman, who lives in western port city of Latakia, Syria. The city is considered the capitol and cultural center for Syria's Alalwite minority.
  • Teenage Diaries Revisited: A Gay Teen's Family, 'Evolved'
    Amanda Brand is gay. Her family is Catholic, and when she was a teenager, her parents were convinced she was only going through a phase. Recently, Amanda sat down with her mother and father in Queens, N.Y., in the same house she grew up in, to revisit her tumultuous teen years.
  • New York Attorney General Plans To Sue Two Major Banks
    New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman says he's suing Bank of America and Wells Fargo for violating the terms of a national agreement over foreclosure abuses. Schneiderman claims he has documented 339 violations by the banks of standards that were part of the agreement.
  • Cemeteries Refuse To Take Body Of Boston Bombing Suspect
    A funeral director in Massachusetts says he's having trouble finding a burial plot for the slain suspect in the Boston Marathon bombing. There are some efforts to send the body back to Tamerlan Tsarnaev's famly in Russia.
  • Undertaker: Slain Boston Bombing Suspect Should Still Be Tended To
    Is there a code of ethics when it comes to burying a body, no matter what that person did while he or she was alive? The family of Tamerlan Tsarnaev is finding out, as they've received rejections from local cemeteries to bury the 26-year-old bomb suspect's body. Audie Cornish talks to undertaker and author Thomas Lynch for his perspective.
  • White House Still Divided On Further Action In Syria
    Melissa Block talks to The New Yorker's Dexter Filkins about the debate over involvement in Syria inside the White House.
  • Family Fights Sale Of Iconic Thomas Cole Painting
    While serving as governor of New York, William Seward received a Thomas Cole landscape painting as a gift for his work on the Erie Canal. Since then, its value has exploded and its caretakers are looking to sell. On Tuesday, Seward's great-great-grandson will be in court to try to stop them.

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