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Justice

Why closing Gitmo remains a daunting task for Obama

The White House has been picking up the pace of prisoner releases at the Guantanamo Bay detention center in Cuba. Still, actually emptying the prison and shutting down the facility will be difficult because Congress prohibits the transfer of Gitmo detainees to US soil.

Global Scan

When does extinct not really mean extinct?

The Tasmanian tiger was believed to have gone extinct in the wild back in the 1930s, but it may have been more resilient than we thought. An expedition says its found evidence that the creatures still exist. Plus the Philippines try to pick up the pieces after Typhoon Haiyan devastates the area. Those stories and more in today's Global Scan.

Putin writes to American people in New York Times op-ed

Russian President Vladimir Putin made a rare effort at communicating with the American people through the New York TImes. In an op-ed, he confronted President Barack Obama's decision-making regarding U.S. intervention in Syria and called for the U.S. to hold back any strikes.

Global Politics

Senate passes broad immigration overhaul

Presided over by Vice President Joe Biden, the Senate passed an immigration reform bill Thursday that would allow undocumented workers a path to gain U.S. citizenship. The bill was drafted by a bipartisan team of Senators, but expectations are low that it will survive a vote in the House of Representatives.

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Global Politics

Presidential eligibility

Johnathan McClain looks at a new congressional bill that will grant Senator John McCain eligibility for the presidency despite having been born on a military base outside of the United States.

Health & Medicine

Health records

Faith shares her thoughts on Senator John McCain and his campaign's decision to release his medical records on the eve of Memorial Day weekend.

Global Politics

GOP panic

Faith shares her thoughts on the latest spate of Republican electoral losses, and how Senator John McCain might look to distance himself from President Bush and the GOP brand.

Environment

What Wall Street wants

The clean energy future Republicans describe in their platform will require big investments in renewable energy sources. Host Steve Curwood talks with Michael Hoffman, managing director for Riverstone Holdings LLC, about the Republicans' green pledges.

Republicans court Cuban-American votes

Republican presidential candidates head to Florida next week for that state's primary, and they are already working on courting influential voters there Cuban-Americans

Issues topping US election

The war in Iraq topped the political agenda when Americans elected a new Congress 15 months ago, but as voters in 24 states prepare for tomorrow's Super Tuesday presidential primaries and caucuses.

Conflict & Justice

First-time voters

1.4 million legal immigrants applied for US citizenship last year, and the vast majority were Latinos; spurred by frustration over immigration reform, many legal residents decided to become citizens and cast their vote

Global Politics

John McCain visits Israel

John McCain made his first visit to Israel today as the presumptive republican presidential candidate; McCain visited the southern Israeli town of Sderot, which has been the target of Palestinian rockets fired from across the border in Gaza