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  • Brazil President Postpones U.S. Visit After NSA Revelations
    In a slap to the United States, Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff announced she is postponing her state visit to Washington. It was scheduled for Oct. 23 and would have been the first state visit of President Obama's second term. The postponement follows revelations that the National Security Agency spied on Rousseff, her top aides and Brazil's state-run oil company.
  • Once Considered A Backwater, Northeast Brazil Is Booming
    The northeastern part of Brazil used to be considered the backwards part of the country, far from the riches of Rio de Janeiro and Sao Paulo in the south. That's changed in recent years, and today, northeastern Brazil is experiencing an explosion of industry, propelling millions of people out of poverty and into the middle class. Melissa Block talks with businessman Alfredo Bezerra Leite, owner of a bus company and an engineering firm, and his daughter Rebeca Bezerra Leite, to learn about what's behind this growth in the Northeast.
  • How Slavery Shaped America's Oldest And Most Elite Colleges
    In Ebony & Ivy, an MIT historian details how the nation's colleges helped justify and benefited from the slave trade.
  • CBO Report: Long-Term Deficit Picture Gloomy
    The Congressional Budget Office reported Tuesday that the nation's long term deficit picture is gloomy, despite a slowed rate in the rise of healthcare costs. The biggest factors: Tax cuts locked into place by the fiscal cliff deal and the long-standing problems of an aging population.
  • Navy Yard Is The Latest Mass Shooting During Obama's Tenure
    President Obama has had more than his fair share of experience responding to mass shootings. How have these events have shaped Obama's presidency, and how has the president tried to respond?
  • Why Outlets Often Get It Wrong In Breaking News Coverage
    Coverage of the Navy Yard shootings has been intensive and sometimes inaccurate. David Folkenflik talks with Audie Cornish about the pressures at work in covering a breaking story.
  • Judge Voids New Orleans Police Officers' Murder Convictions
    A judge has ordered a new trial for five former New Orleans police officers who were convicted of civil rights violations in the fatal shooting of two unarmed people in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina due to "grotesque prosecutorial misconduct." Robert Siegel talks to WWNO reporter Eve Troeh about the decision.
  • The Occupy Movement At 2: Many Voices, Many Messages
    Demonstrators packed lower Manhattan on Tuesday, two years after the launch of the Occupy Wall Street movement. While Occupy's prominence has faded since becoming a household name in 2011, its supporters say the group's concerns have helped prompt a national conversation about income inequality.
  • Tom Odell: A Polarizing New Voice Shows Promise
    The British musician is a fast-rising newcomer who's drawn both high praise and vicious pans in his home country. His debut album, Long Way Down, will likely draw similar reactions in the U.S., but the 22-year-old has considerable potential.
  • Memorials Held For Washington Navy Yard Shooting Victims
    The names of all of the victims of yesterday's shootings at the Washington Navy Yard have now been released. Twelve people, mostly civilian employees of the Navy, were killed when a gunman opened fire in an office building in the complex Monday morning. The shooter also died. Memorials for some of the victims were held across the city Tuesday.

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