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President Obama answers questions during his news conference at the White House on Tuesday. Pablo Martinez Monsivais/AP hide caption

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April 24 TOTN Junkie segment

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Sequester Puts Some Needing Housing Aid 'Back To Square One'

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American farms like this iceberg lettuce field owned by Duda Farm Fresh Foods outside Salinas, Calif., are facing a dwindling supply of farmworkers from rural Mexico. Kirk Siegler hide caption

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Why An Immigration Deal Won't Solve The Farmworker Shortage

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Obama Renews Call To Close Guantanamo Amid Hunger Strike

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President Obama ... All Talk, No Action?

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Politicos Grade Obama's First 100 Days

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President Obama during his news conference Tuesday at the White House. Larry Downing /Reuters /Landov hide caption

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President Obama's April 30, 2013, news conference

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Sanford, Colbert Busch Clash In Sole Debate Before Election

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Advocates Honor LaHood's Time At Transportation Department

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ATF agents search last week for evidence at the site of the fire and explosion in West, Texas. Tom Reel/The San Antonio Express-News/AP hide caption

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ATF Allies Say Agency Handicapped By Lack Of Director

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Democrat Elizabeth Colbert Busch and former South Carolina Gov. Mark Sanford debate for the South Carolina 1st Congresional special election in Charleston, S.C., on Monday. Randall Hill/Reuters /Landov hide caption

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