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  • 9:59pm Apr 13, 2013
    World News World News

    Even In Death, Chavez Dominates Venezuelan Election

    Former Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez, who died last month, is supporting Nicolas Maduro in Sunday's presidential election. How do we know? Maduro says Chavez came to him, as a bird, in a dream. For some Venezuelans, that's enough: Maduro leads the race by a considerable margin.
  • United Farm Workers members were among the crowd that filled the lawn on Capitol Hill during an immigration rights rally Wednesday.
    Jacquelyn Martin/AP
    9:58pm Apr 13, 2013
    National National Politics & Government

    Immigration Debate Puts Farm Workers Union In Spotlight

    The United Farm Workers seemed to be all over Washington this week — lobbying members of Congress and gathering for a big immigration rally outside the Capitol. The union has gotten "a huge injection of leverage" from its role in the immigration debate, one analyst says.
  • A glass-bottomed boat glides along water in Silver Springs, Fla. The springs, once a major tourist destination, have declined both in volume and in water quality.
    Greg Allen / NPR
    5:24pm Apr 13, 2013
    Science Science Environment

    Now Endangered, Florida's Silver Springs Once Lured Tourists

    Countless movies were filmed there, including Tarzan and Creature From the Black Lagoon. With its wildlife and freshwater springs, Silver Springs in Central Florida was one of the state's most popular tourist destinations. Those waters have receded now as the delicate ecosystem suffers from problems that threaten the entire state.
  • 12:50pm Apr 13, 2013
    Economy Economy Politics & Government

    What Obama's Tax Proposal Could Cost Him, And Us

    Both President Obama and Republican lawmakers say they're willing to close loopholes in the individual tax code. The argument is over what should be done with the money after that.
  • 10:11am Apr 13, 2013
    Politics & Government Politics & Government

    'Straw Purchases' Get Keen Eye In Gun Debate

    Congress voted to begin debate on a package of new gun control measures this week, passing a key procedural hurdle. But several proposals face a long road before reaching President Obama's desk. One proposal has garnered bipartisan support: additional measures targeting so-called "straw purchasers" and gun trafficking. Weekend Edition Saturday host Scott Simon reports on why advocates say the new measures are necessary, and how one gun, purchased through a surrogate, ended up in the wrong hands.