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2:28pm

Fri March 9, 2012
The Two-Way

Mormon Church Limits Access to Controversial Baptism Records

Originally published on Fri March 9, 2012 4:12 pm

Sunrise hits the Mormon church's temple in Salt Lake City.
Douglas C. Pizac AP

Persistent pressure and criticism have prompted the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints to erect a new "technological barrier" in the system used for controversial posthumous or proxy baptisms.

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2:12pm

Fri March 9, 2012
Around the Nation

Haven Or Hell: Refugees In Idaho Struggle For Work

Originally published on Sat March 10, 2012 11:49 am

Nowela Virginie and her daughters often visit social worker Marcia Munden at Catholic Charities of Idaho.
Molly Messick StateImpact

In the last few years, more than 4,000 refugees have found their way to a far-flung spot: Idaho. Most of the state's incoming refugees come to Boise. For years, the city's strong economy, good-quality affordable housing and supportive community created an especially favorable environment for refugee resettlement. The recession has shifted that picture.

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11:25am

Fri March 9, 2012
The Two-Way

Gun Owners Would Be 'Protected Minority Group' Under Missouri Bill

"Legislation that would add gun owners to the state's list of protected minority groups" has passed the Republican-controlled Missouri House, our colleagues at St. Louis Public Radio report.

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10:01pm

Thu March 8, 2012
The Two-Way

Facebook Co-Founder Chris Hughes Is Buying 'The New Republic'

Originally published on Mon March 12, 2012 9:09 am

www.tnr.com

Social media meets old media:

Saying that he's convinced "the demand for long-form, quality journalism is strong in our country," Facebook co-founder Chris Hughes tells NPR's Steve Inskeep that he's buying The New Republic.

That's a magazine, as Steve says, which is four times older than its new owner. Hughes is 28.

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2:38pm

Thu March 8, 2012
U.S.

Commuters Suffer As Detroit Cuts Bus Service

Gladys Ferguson, of Detroit, looks on as SuVon Treece of the Detroit Department of Transportation explains the new service schedule. A public hearing discussed future Detroit Department of Transportation bus service at the Northwest Activity Center on Feb. 24.
Andre J. Jackson Detroit Free Press

The city of Detroit is running out of cash. Next month, it might not make payroll, and the state of Michigan is considering taking control of the city's finances.

In his State of the City address on Wednesday, Detroit Mayor Dave Bing said financial catastrophe can be avoided by making sharp cuts, particularly in public transit.

"There will be a short-term pain for a long-term gain and there's no way around it," Bing said.

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