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4:00am

Tue July 12, 2011
Around the Nation

Immigration Activists Picket MLB's All-Star Game

Protesters have backed off a planned boycott of today's Major League All-Star Game in Phoenix. Instead, they'll hand out white ribbons to rally opposition to Arizona's tough anti-immigration law. Meanwhile, the game will be missing some of its top stars, including Alex Rodriguez, Placido Polanco and Albert Pujols. They're out with injuries.

4:00am

Tue July 12, 2011
Economy

Why GOP Lawmakers Wouldn't Accept 'Grand Bargain'

Over the weekend, House Speaker John Boehner bowed out of the so-called "grand bargain" bipartisan debt-reduction deal. Steve Inskeep talks with Republican Rep. Dave Camp of Michigan about why pressure mounted on Boehner to walk away from the compromise.

4:00am

Tue July 12, 2011
Business

Business News

Mary Louise Kelly has business news.

2:57am

Tue July 12, 2011
Theater

The RSC In NYC: 41 Actors, Five Plays, Six Weeks

A scene from the Royal Shakespeare Company's production of As You Like It in their specially constructed theater at the Park Avenue Armory in New York City.
Stephanie Berger

Right now, in New York City, one of the world's finest theater ensembles is putting on a repertory season of five Shakespeare plays. England's Royal Shakespeare Company – the RSC – has brought 41 actors, along with a replica of their main theater, and put it smack in the middle of the Park Avenue Armory.

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12:01am

Tue July 12, 2011
Author Interviews

The 'Line In The Sand' Dividing The U.S. And Mexico

Two armed American border guards confront a group of immigrants attempting to cross illegally from Mexico into the United States in 1948. In A Line in the Sand, Rachel St. John traces the history of the U.S.-Mexico border.
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Much of America as we know it evolved in the 19th century, as we'll explore in a series of three conversations this week with writers who seek out new ways to understand old events.

It's easy to define the squiggly border between Mexico and Texas: It's determined by the Rio Grande river. But the rest of the U.S.-Mexico border is not so obvious — the straight lines are drawn seemingly at random across mountains and deserts.

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