9:41am

Tue March 19, 2013
It's All Politics

Rand Paul Reaffirms Support For Path To Citizenship

Originally published on Tue March 19, 2013 11:02 am

Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky., speaks Tuesday to the U.S. Hispanic Chamber of Commerce in Washington, D.C.
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Republican Sen. Rand Paul of Kentucky doubled down Tuesday on a previous call for a path to citizenship, telling a major Hispanic business group that his message to the nation's illegal immigrants is: "If you wish to live and work in America, then we will find a place for you."

Conservatives, he told the U.S. Hispanic Chamber of Commerce, must "become part of the solution" to immigration, including dealing with the estimated 11 million illegal immigrants now living in the U.S. In his Washington speech, Paul said:

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9:39am

Tue March 19, 2013
Shots - Health News

Sorting Out The Mammogram Debate: Who Should Get Screened When?

Originally published on Wed March 20, 2013 1:21 pm

A woman gets a mammogram in Putanges, France.
Mychele Daniau AFP/Getty Images

Mammography outcomes from nearly a million U.S. women suggest which ones under 50 would stand the greatest chance of benefiting from regular screening: those with very dense breasts.

That's been a bone of contention ever since a federal task force declared nearly four years ago that women younger than 50 shouldn't routinely get the test.

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9:24am

Tue March 19, 2013
The Two-Way

House Across From Westboro Baptist Is Painted With Gay Pride Rainbow Colors

Originally published on Wed March 20, 2013 12:41 pm

Planting Peace is painting the house across from the Westboro Baptist Church in Topeka with the colors of the gay pride rainbow.
Courtesy of Carol Hartsell Huffington Post

Aaron Jackson took inspiration from a 9-year-old kid who stood up to Westboro Baptist Church protesters.

As Mark wrote last year, Josef Miles stood in front of protesters carrying signs that read "God Hates [Gays]" with his own sign that read "God Hates No One."

Today, Jackson is following through on a project that started about six months ago when he decided to buy a house across the street from the infamous church in Topeka, Kan.

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9:02am

Tue March 19, 2013
The Two-Way

Has The Israeli-Palestinian Conflict Been Downgraded?

Originally published on Sun March 24, 2013 6:18 am

With President Clinton presiding, Israeli Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin (left) and Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat signed an interim peace accord at the White House in 1993. Twenty years later, President Obama is heading to the region with peace efforts in the deep freeze.
Ron Edmonds AP

Every American president since Harry Truman has wrestled with the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, to no avail. Yet they keep trying based on the notion that the Middle East will never be calm until there's peace between these protagonists.

But as President Obama heads to Israel and the West Bank, expectations could hardly be lower. What's more, this long-standing feud, often seen as the holy grail of American diplomacy, no longer seems to hold the same urgency, according to many analysts.

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8:56am

Tue March 19, 2013
Law

Can Arizona Demand Voters' Proof Of Citizenship?

Originally published on Tue March 19, 2013 9:29 am

Transcript

MICHEL MARTIN, HOST:

I'm Michel Martin and this is TELL ME MORE from NPR News. Coming up, the president of Xavier University of Louisiana has been on the job for 45 years now and he's guided the school through many storms, including Hurricane Katrina. Norman Francis will be with us in just a few minutes to share his wisdom about higher education and other issues. But first, a hot button issue we've been following had its day in the Supreme Court yesterday.

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8:56am

Tue March 19, 2013
Health

Breast-feeding Mothers Living In First Food Deserts

Originally published on Tue March 19, 2013 9:34 am

Most people are aware of the positive effects of breast-feeding. But in many areas of the country, breast-feeding is not the cultural norm, and there's little support available for mothers. Host Michel Martin talks with Kimberly Seals Allers, the co-author of a new report on so-called "first food deserts," and a nursing mother, Areti Gourzis.

8:37am

Tue March 19, 2013
The Two-Way

Lululemon Vows To Get To The Bottom Of Its See-Through Pants Problem

Originally published on Tue March 19, 2013 10:51 am

Perhaps not the moment when you want "increased sheerness."
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The buns ... er, puns ... seem endless:

Lululemon, the yoga and running clothier, concedes in a letter to its customers that some of the black "luon women's bottoms" it has been selling since early March aren't quite covering their "guests" the way they should.

As Lululemon puts it, there's been some "increased sheerness."

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8:27am

Tue March 19, 2013
Television

A Measured Look At Roth As The Writer Turns 80

Originally published on Tue March 19, 2013 11:11 am

A new documentary about Philip Roth premieres on PBS next week as part of a slew of celebrations in honor of the novelist's 80th birthday.
PBS

In Chinua Achebe's novel The Anthills of the Savannah, one of the characters says, "Poets don't give prescriptions. They give headaches."

The same is true of novelists, and none more so than Philip Roth. If any writer has ever enjoyed rattling people's skulls, it's this son of Newark, N.J., who's currently enjoying something of a victory lap in the media on the occasion of his 80th birthday. The celebration reaches its peak with a new documentary — Philip Roth Unmasked — that will screen on PBS next week as part of the American Masters series.

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7:51am

Tue March 19, 2013

7:44am

Tue March 19, 2013
The Two-Way

Two Steubenville Girls Arrested After Allegedly Threatening Rape Victim

Originally published on Tue March 19, 2013 9:16 am

Jason Cohn Reuters /Landov

The 16-year-old girl raped by two Ohio high school football players in a crime that has attracted wide attention has also been the victim of online harassment, the state's top prosecutor said late Monday.

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