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Robert Siegel

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More Than 400 Children Among Those Killed In Syrian Attack

Friday, August 30, 2013

The U.S. intelligence community has released its declassified analysis of the Aug. 21 chemical weapons attack in Syria. The analysis concludes that Syria's government is likely responsible for the attack, which, it says, killed some 1,400 people.

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NFL Settles Players' Concussions Dispute For $765 Million

Thursday, August 29, 2013

The NFL has agreed to a $765 million settlement with more than 4,500 former players and families over concussions. The money will fund medical exams and treatment and provide compensation to players and families.

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U.K. Vote Against Syria Strike A Major Setback For Obama

Thursday, August 29, 2013

In a symbolic vote, British lawmakers advised against a military strike in Syria.

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Fort Hood Shooter Sentenced To Death Penalty

Wednesday, August 28, 2013

A jury has sentenced Nidal Hasan to the death penalty for a shooting rampage at Fort Hood that left 13 people dead and 31 others injured.

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March On Washington, Coinciding Murders Redefined Liberties

Monday, August 26, 2013

On the same day as the March on Washington, two young white women were murdered in their apartment in Manhattan. The Career Girl Murders, as they became known, led to horrific injustice against a 19-year-old black man. His story had in impact on the law, and on the country.

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Fire Near Yosemite Grows To Nearly 150,000 Acres

Monday, August 26, 2013

Thousands of firefighters are battling the massive Rim Fire burning in and around Yosemite National Park in California. The fire has already burned more than 149,000 acres.

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U.S. May Fire Cruise Missiles On Syrian Military

Monday, August 26, 2013

The Obama administration is considering military action against Syria. The debate over what to do follows the possible use of chemical weapons by the Syrian government last week.

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Morsi Supporters Fear Nearing Crackdown On Islamist Groups

Friday, July 26, 2013

There have been more mass protests in Cairo and other cities. Analysts fear more violence amid expectations of a crackdown on Islamists by the army and police.

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The Yankees Want Him Out But Alex Rodriguez Wants To Stay

Friday, July 26, 2013

The New York Yankees and their star slugger Alex Rodriguez are embroiled in a very public dispute over his future. The Yankees want him gone, but Rodriguez says he's ready to play.

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Undocumented Immigrants With Criminal Records Face Uncertain Future

Thursday, July 25, 2013

The debate over comprehensive immigration reform has many sticking points, one of which is how to handle undocumented immigrants with criminal histories. While some immigration advocates think the language put forth in the Senate bill is overly punitive to people who have committed minor crimes, others argue that the legislation provides safe haven to criminals who could be dangerous to our country. Robert Siegel meets several undocumented immigrants who have criminal records that have already led to immigration consequences.

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Russian Hackers Stole More Than 160 Million Credit Cards

Thursday, July 25, 2013

Five men living in Russia and the Ukraine targeted more than a dozen companies in a data breach that prosecutors describe as one of the largest ever uncovered. The scheme, in which the men allegedly stole credit card numbers and customers' log-in credentials and then sold them on the black market, resulted in hundreds of millions of dollars in losses, according to the indictment.

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Common Core Could Be Disrupted As States Drop Out Of PARCC

Thursday, July 25, 2013

In addition to Georgia, a handful of other states — Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, North Dakota, and Alabama — have dropped out of or scaled back their participation in the Partnership for Assessment of Readiness in College and Career (PARCC) consortium. Florida's education commissioner is mulling a similar decision. We discuss what it could mean for the success of the standards.

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House Rejects Measure That Would Have Curbed NSA Program

Wednesday, July 24, 2013

The House rejected a measure that would have ended funding for a National Security Agency program that collects the phone records of Americans. The amendment to the defense spending bill had the support of liberal Democrats and libertarian Republicans, but was opposed by the Obama administration.

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Proposed House Amendment Would Limit NSA's Authority

Wednesday, July 24, 2013

The House is voting on Wednesday on whether to take away funding from the National Security Agency for the program that collects the phone records of Americans. The amendment to the defense spending bill has the support of liberal Democrats and libertarian Republicans, but is opposed by the Obama administration.

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Community Leaders Brace For Fallout From Zimmerman Verdict

Friday, July 12, 2013

Community leaders in Florida have already started preparing for public response to the verdict in the George Zimmerman trial. Some leaders worry that public outcry similar to the demonstrations leading up to Zimmerman's arrest will boil over, and they're trying to ease the public's expectations for closure with the Trayvon Martin case.

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'Nuclear Option' Would End Filibusters For Appointments

Thursday, July 11, 2013

Senate Democrats appear so fed up enough by Republicans blocking President Obama's appointments that they are preparing to change Senate rules. The so-called "nuclear option" would end the use of the filibuster when it comes to appointments, dramatically diminishing the power of the minority party in the chamber.

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Defense Rests Its Case In George Zimmerman Trial

Wednesday, July 10, 2013

The trial of George Zimmerman is nearing its end — the defense rested its case on Wednesday after calling 18 witnesses. Zimmerman will not testify.

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Lawmakers Express Concern About U.S.-Chinese Pork Deal

Wednesday, July 10, 2013

The Senate Agriculture Committee met Wednesday afternoon to hear testimony about the acquisition of Smithfield Foods by a Chinese company. Smithfield CEO Larry Pope tried to defend the proposed deal, but most committee members made their opposition clear.

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Dollar-Euro Exchange Rate Can Reveal Pulse Of Global Economy

Tuesday, July 09, 2013

We examine how the exchange rate between the Euro and the U.S. dollar reflects the health of the global economy.

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The Man Behind The Mask: A Profile Of The Lone Ranger

Thursday, July 04, 2013

Inspired by the recent release of the movie The Lone Ranger, we return to the thrilling days of yesteryear — 2008 — for an encore broadcast of a profile of the Lone Ranger for the series "In Character."

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