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Robert Siegel

Robert Siegel appears in the following:

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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With Turmoil In Egypt, Obama Urges All To 'Avoid Violence'

Wednesday, July 03, 2013

Robert Siegel talks to NPR's Scott Horsley about the White House's reactions to Wednesday events in Egypt, where President Mohammed Morsi was ousted from power. In a statement, President Obama said he was "deeply concerned" by the Egyptian military's actions and that "ultimately the future of Egypt can only be determined by the Egyptian people."

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Egyptian Military Suspends Country's Constitution

Wednesday, July 03, 2013

We have the latest from Egypt, where the military ousted President Mohamed Morsi and suspended the country's constitution.

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Shock Gives Way To Sadness In Deaths Of 19 Firefighters

Tuesday, July 02, 2013

In Prescott, Ariz., the nearby Yarnell Hill fire was burning uncontrolled on Tuesday. That community is still coming to terms with the loss of 19 firefighters on Sunday.

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Google Pulls The Plug On Reader Service After 8 Years

Monday, July 01, 2013

For the millions who had gotten used to having their favorite online news delivered via Google in neatly stacked headlines, it's a tough day. The company shut down Google Reader on Monday after eight years.

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NSA Leaker Snowden Applies For Aslyum In Russia

Monday, July 01, 2013

The Russian news agency Interfax reports that former National Security Agency contractor Edward Snowden has asked for asylum in Russia.

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Obama Promises Billions To Double Africa's Electricity Access

Monday, July 01, 2013

On Monday evening in Tanzania, President announced a broad sweeping new policy for U.S. engagement in Africa. It's not like PEPFAR or the Millennium Challenge or other sweeping "aid-based" pronouncements of past presidencies. Rather it will be a set of incentives to encourage American businesses to get in the business of making electricity for Africans. Africans have enormous gas deposits and need a reliable source of power.

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Cleveland Cavaliers Shock NBA With First Draft Pick

Friday, June 28, 2013

The Cleveland Cavaliers shocked the basketball world with their first pick in last night's NBA draft. The team chose Canadian by-way-of-UNLV Anthony Bennett number one overall.

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Retired Marine General Target Of Leak Investigation

Friday, June 28, 2013

The former vice chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff is a target of an investigation into the leak of classified information. Justice Department officials tell NPR that retired Marine Gen. James Cartwright has been told he's being investigated as part of a probe into the disclosure of a U.S. role in a covert cyber attack against an Iranian nuclear facility. That information was disclosed in a New York Times article in 2012.

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NSA May Have Been Collecting Email Data Since Sept. 11

Thursday, June 27, 2013

The Guardian newspaper has released a new leaked document that details how the National Security Agency, after Sept. 11, collected email records. The program targeted foreigners but included Americans. It ended in 2011.

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