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1:14pm

Thu July 7, 2011
It's All Politics

Obama: 'Constructive' Budget Talks To Continue; Leaders To Meet Sunday

From The Two-Way:

Saying that today's White House meeting with Congressional leaders was "very constructive," President Obama just announced that budget negotiations will continue through the weekend and that he'll be meeting with Congressional leaders again on Sunday.

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1:10pm

Thu July 7, 2011
The Two-Way

Mexican National Is Executed, Despite White House's Appeal To High Court

Originally published on Wed January 22, 2014 11:38 am

Humberto Leal Garcia Jr., a Mexican citizen on death row since 1995 for the rape and bludgeoning of a 16-year-old San Antonio girl.
San Antonio Express-News

Humberto Leal Garcia Jr. is expected to be executed this afternoon in Huntsville, Tx. But his execution has become less about the fact that he was convicted of the rape and murder of a 16-year-old girl and more about a rare diplomatic showdown between the state, the Obama administration and even the United Nations.

The Wall Street Journal reports:

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1:08pm

Thu July 7, 2011
The Two-Way

Obama: 'Constructive' Budget Talks To Continue; Leaders To Meet Sunday

Originally published on Thu July 7, 2011 11:29 am

Saying that today's White House meeting with Congressional leaders was "very constructive," President Obama just announced that budget negotiations will continue through the weekend and that he'll be meeting with Congressional leaders again on Sunday.

And when they reconvene, Obama said, it will be "with the expectation that at that point, the parties will at least know where each others' bottom lines are."

Lawmakers, he added, know there will be "pain involved politically on all sides" in any agreement.

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1:00pm

Thu July 7, 2011
Mental Health

Reassessing Anonymity In 12-Step Programs

Many 12-step programs make a rule of preserving participants' anonymity, but now some are challenging that policy. Opponents say 12-step programs have lost enough of their stigma for participants to be openly involved, while others insist on the value of privacy on the road to recovery.

1:00pm

Thu July 7, 2011
Education

Keeping Kids Intellectually Engaged In The Summer

Studies show that students lose months of reading and math skills over summer vacation. That knowledge loss adds up — especially for children of low-income families — but it can be mitigated by keeping students engaged all year long.

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