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Thursday, June 20, 2013

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  • Immigration Bill Breaks Through Stall With Security Compromise
    Senators have reached a deal to build 700 miles of border fence along the Mexican border and increase patrols. The agreement could deliver a big, bipartisan vote to pass an immigration overhaul.
  • White House Plans Major New Push On Climate Change
    Since his reelection, President Obama has talked a lot about the importance of addressing climate change and promised action. Environmentalists have criticized him for not doing more to confront the issue. In the coming weeks he'll announce a new agenda promoting energy efficiency and reducing greenhouse gas emissions.
  • Game 7 Among Most Anticipated NBA Game In Decades
    It's Christmas for pro basketball fans — game 7 of the NBA Finals is Thursday night. And, after an epic, draining game 6, the match up between the Miami Heat and the San Antonio Spurs has put everyone, from casual observers and the stats geeks, in a tizzy.
  • At A Texas Base, Battling Army's Top Threat: Suicide
    Suicide killed more U.S. troops last year than combat in Afghanistan, a trend that's likely to continue this year. The causes and remedies are complicated, but Fort Bliss in Texas has bucked the trend. Suicides have declined there, after implementation of an interactive suicide prevention program.
  • Shiite Fighters Drawn To Fight In Syria By Islamic Prophecy
    For the first time in modern history, Shiites are crossing borders to fight against the "evil ones," meaning Sunnis. As Hezbollah's Hassan Nasrallah has openly admitted, his men are leading battles in Syria, and Iraqi fighters stream in join them, Shiites back at home envision the coming of the hidden imam. They say all the signs in Syria point to the Mahdi's imminent appearance.
  • Kerry Heads Back To Mideast To Reboot Peace Talks
    Secretary of State John Kerry is planning another trip to the Mideast. Among his priorities is reviving Mideast peace talks. Robert Siegel speaks with Aaron David Miller, vice president for New Initiatives and Distinguished Scholar at the Middle East Program with the Woodrow Wilson Center, and the author of The Much Too Promised Land: America's Elusive Search for Arab-Israeli Peace for more.
  • Chef Paula Deen Under Fire After Admitting To Racial Slurs
    A lawsuit accuses Southern chef Paula Dean of using racial slurs in the workplace. Deen says she has used a slur regarding African-Americans, but not in a long time. The case is bringing out some surprising admissions.
  • 'Crazy Rich Asians': Lives Of The .0001 Percent
    Filled with lavish settings and the personalities to match, Kevin Kwan's Crazy Rich Asians is the story of a wealthy heir and his over-the-top cohorts. Reviewer Tash Aw says the book is a breathless, high-speed romp.
  • 'Dome' Luck: On CBS, A Drama About Getting Stuck With Each Other
    What happens when Steven Spielberg's idealism and Stephen King's cynicism combine in a CBS TV series? Under the Dome may be packed with sci-fi what-ifs, but beneath its mysteries is a small American town working out some very familiar human problems.
  • Supreme Court: Provision In AIDS Law Violates Free Speech
    The U.S. Supreme Court on Thursday ruled that the government cannot force private health organizations to denounce prostitution to get money to fight HIV/AIDS overseas.

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