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Friday, May 11, 2012

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  • For Evangelicals, Romney Is The Lesser Of Two Evils
    A recent poll found that evangelicals favor GOP presidential candidate Mitt Romney over President Obama 67 to 22 percent, but a visit to a Dallas church shows they're doing so grudgingly. "This is a call to arms," says one parishioner. "Whether or not we like the choices, we must make a choice."
  • Week In Politics: Mitt Romney The Bully?
    Melissa Block speaks with our regular political commentators, E.J. Dionne of The Washington Post and Brookings Institution, and David Brooks of The New York Times. They discuss allegations that Mitt Romney bullied some of his prep school classmates.
  • Who Needs Marriage? Not France's Next President
    President-elect Francois Hollande and his longtime companion, journalist Valerie Trierweiler, will become the first unmarried couple to move into France's presidential palace. But that's no big deal to most French.
  • Red Sox Slump Threatens Home Sellout Streak
    The Boston Red Sox have sold out Fenway Park ever since 2003. But they're stuck in the basement of their division, losing 11 of their last 12 home games — and ticket resale prices are plunging. The Sox's skid is putting Major League Baseball's record sellout streak in jeopardy.
  • Head Of Shrek's Studio Puts Millions Behind Obama
    Some two dozen Americans have given $1 million or more to superPACs in the 2012 presidential campaign. The vast majority of them have been Republicans, but Jeffrey Katzenberg, the head of DreamWorks Animation, has chipped in $2 million to help out the superPAC supporting President Obama.
  • ALEC Act Would Give Legislatures Power Over AGs
    The conservative group that helped spread Florida's Stand Your Ground gun law across the country holds a closed-door issues conference in Charlotte on Friday. On its agenda is legislation that would prevent a state's attorney general from pursuing lawsuits except as authorized by the state legislature. Peter Overby is at the conference and talks with Audie Cornish.
  • Egyptian Families Finding New Interest In Politics
    The first truly competitive presidential election in Egypt's history is just two weeks away. The campaign has sparked lively interest around the country, as the candidates appear at campaign rallies and on televised talk shows. The election is also the major topic of conversation in many Egyptian living rooms.
  • Art In A Neon Cage: Welcome To The Havana Biennial
    Every other year, Cuba's artists get a chance to show their wares to the world. The historic hulk of Havana's La Cabana fortress makes for an art gallery like no other — and provides a home for one of the most important art events in Latin America.
  • Faas Protege Remembers Legendary Photographer
    Melissa Block talks to Hal Buell about the life and legacy of Horst Faas, a Vietnam War photographer. Fass died Thursday at the age of 79. Buell used to work with Faas at the Associated Press.
  • Big Losing Bet Tarnishes Wall Street Titan JPMorgan
    JPMorgan Chase was one of the few major banking companies to emerge from the financial crisis with its reputation intact. Now, with revelations that it lost at least $2 billion in a hedging strategy gone wrong, that reputation is in tatters. And analysts say the loss raises doubts about other U.S. banks.

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