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Tuesday, May 07, 2013

From Technology to Agriculture, Immigration Reform and American Workers | Trespassing, Vandalism, and Peace Activism in Oak Ridge  | Archaeologists Uncover Ruins of Roman London beneath Bloomberg Site | Archaeologists Uncover Ruins of Roman London beneath Bloomberg Site | Should the US Provide Weapons to Syrian Opposition?

From Technology to Agriculture, Immigration Reform and American Workers

As Congress debates immigration reform, industries across the country want a piece of the pie. While tech companies lobby for programs to bring scientists and engineers to the US, farmers are looking to expand guest worker programs for more agricultural hands in the field. But how do these programs affect American workers?

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Three Cleveland Women Missing for Years Found Alive

Yesterday, three missing women, Amanda Berry, Gina DeJesus and Michelle Knight, missing since 2003, 2004 and 2002, respectively, were found alive in a house on Cleveland's West Side. The women were apparently kidnapped and held for years as prisoners.

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String of Attacks in Pakistan Leading up to Election

With elections coming up this Saturday in Pakistan, the country has been rocked this week with blasts aimed at disrupting the electoral process. Yesterday, a bomb attack targeted an Islamist Party candidate in northwest Pakistan. He survived but five others were killed and many wounded. Monday saw the deadliest attacks in the run up to the elections when a suicide bomber targeted an election rally killing 25.

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Should the U.S. Provide Weapons to Syrian Opposition?

On Monday, New Jersey Democratic Senator Bob Menendez, chairman of the Foreign Relations Committee introduced a bill that would allow the US to provide weapons to the Syrian opposition.  He spoke to Takeaway Washington Correspondent Todd Zwillich about the proposed legislation.

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Trespassing, Vandalism, and Peace Activism in Oak Ridge

This week, three peace activists go on trial. They're accused of breaking into one of the country's most secure nuclear-weapons facilities. The trio -- an 57-year-old house-painter, a 64-year-old drifter, and an 83-year-old nun -- managed to defy the multi-million dollar security apparatus of the Y-12 nuclear-weapons facility in Oak Ridge, Tennessee.

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Judy Woodruff Once Thought She Could Do it All

All this week we're talking to women and mothers who have harnessed smarts, spirit, and self-awareness to break into male-dominated careers and rise to the top. Judy Woodruff has covered news and politics as a broadcast journalist for more than three decades for PBS, CNN, and NBC. She is also a wife and mother of three, including a son with spina bifida. Her children are now grown but she hasn't forgotten the feelings of guilt and sacrifice that accompanied juggling a demanding career with a busy home life.

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