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4:08 pm
Thu February 7, 2013

Conn. Congressman Petitions Spielberg To Change State's Voting Record In 'Lincoln'

Originally published on Thu February 7, 2013 4:28 pm

Steven Spielberg's Lincoln didn't sit quite right with Connecticut Congressman Joe Courtney, namely the part of the film that depicts two of his predecessors from Connecticut voting against the constitutional amendment to end slavery. Courtney left the theater, checked the facts and discovered that the movie was in fact wrong: All four Connecticut representatives at the time voted for the amendment. Courtney tells Audie Cornish that he is now asking Spielberg to correct the error before the film goes to DVD.

Politics
4:08 pm
Thu February 7, 2013

Obama Tries To Rally House Democrats At Annual Retreat

Originally published on Thu February 7, 2013 4:28 pm

President Obama addressed the House Democrats' retreat in Leesburg, Va., on Thursday to rally his troops ahead of a number of contentious issues. Audie Cornish talks to Tamara Keith.

Politics
4:08 pm
Thu February 7, 2013

Republicans Criticize Pentagon's Response To Attack On U.S. Consulate In Benghazi

Originally published on Thu February 7, 2013 4:28 pm

Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta testified before a Senate committee Thursday about the September attack in Benghazi that killed the U.S. ambassador to Libya and three other Americans. Panetta was questioned about whether the U.S. response was fast enough and about why the U.S. military had not been better prepared for the possibility of an attack.

Law
4:08 pm
Thu February 7, 2013

Manhunt Underway For Former LAPD Cop Accused Of Killing Three Officers

Originally published on Fri February 8, 2013 9:20 am

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AUDIE CORNISH, HOST:

From NPR News, this is ALL THINGS CONSIDERED. I'm Audie Cornish.

ROBERT SIEGEL, HOST:

And I'm Robert Siegel.

A huge manhunt is underway in Southern California. People are looking for a former LAPD officer said to be armed and extremely dangerous.

CHIEF CHARLIE BECK: Christopher Dorner is wanted for a series of crimes, including assaults on officers and three homicides in Southern California in the past week.

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Middle East
4:08 pm
Thu February 7, 2013

Pakistan Says U.S. Drone Strikes Violate Its Sovereignty

Originally published on Thu February 7, 2013 4:28 pm

There was another U.S. drone strike in northwest Pakistan on Wednesday. At least three people were killed when missiles struck a compound in North Waziristan, near the border with Afghanistan. The strike comes as Washington debates the use of drones and not long after Ambassador Sherry Rehman said the use of drones was a violation of Pakistan's sovereignty and international law. Throughout Pakistan, popular reaction to the drone strikes continues to be vociferously negative. Robert Siegel talks to Jackie Northam.

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