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Religion
1:51 am
Mon May 14, 2012

Presbyterians' Views On Gay Marriage Vary

Originally published on Mon May 14, 2012 3:44 am

Twenty years ago, few Americans approved of homosexuality or thought gay marriage should be legal. Now, nearly half of all Americans support same-sex marriage, though most Christians are still opposed to it.

Afghanistan
1:51 am
Mon May 14, 2012

Ambassador Crocker Focuses On Afghanistan's Future

Originally published on Mon May 14, 2012 4:56 am

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STEVE INSKEEP, HOST:

Afghanistan's president, Hamid Karzai, travels soon to Chicago. He'll attend a summit of NATO, the North Atlantic Alliance, on whose troops Karzai's government depends. At that summit, NATO countries will be asked to pledge billions of dollars to support Afghanistan's security forces after NATO combat troops withdraw in the year 2014. The U.S. ambassador to Afghanistan will also attend that summit. And as he prepared to leave Kabul, he sat down with our own Renee Montagne.

RENEE MONTAGNE, HOST:

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Education
1:51 am
Mon May 14, 2012

Budget Woes Could Close Philly's Problem Schools

Originally published on Mon May 14, 2012 3:44 am

Philadelphia's school district plans to close a quarter of its school buildings in coming years to eliminate a huge budget hole. But parents and activists don't trust the decision-makers. Many of them suspect the plan is a ruse to force charter schools and privatization on the district.

Sports
1:47 am
Mon May 14, 2012

NHL Action Moves On To Conference Finals

Originally published on Mon May 14, 2012 3:44 am

The conference finals are underway in the National Hockey League playoffs. In the East, the New York Rangers will face the New Jersey Devils Monday. In the West, the Los Angeles Kings have won Game 1 — beating the Phoenix Coyotes 4-2.

Election 2012
12:53 am
Mon May 14, 2012

Republicans Zero In On Nebraska's U.S. Senate Seat

The four top Republicans seeking the GOP nomination for the U.S. Senate in Nebraska — state Sen. Deb Fischer (from left), state Attorney General Jon Bruning, state Treasurer Don Stenberg and investment adviser Pat Flynn — recite the Pledge of Allegiance before a debate in Omaha last month.
Nati Harnik AP

Originally published on Mon May 14, 2012 6:24 am

Republicans hope to wrest control of the U.S. Senate in November from the majority Democrats, who have twice as many seats to defend this year. One state where the GOP has high hopes is Nebraska, where two-term incumbent Ben Nelson, a Democrat, is retiring. Voters from both parties will select their nominees Tuesday, and the Republican winner is likely to face a familiar face: former Democratic Sen. Bob Kerrey.

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