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NPR's Neal Conan reflects on his 11 years of hosting Talk of the Nation and thanks some of the influential contributors to the show along the way. After 36 years at NPR, Conan signs off.
The focus of Tuesday's speech will be the middle class. One item to be discussed will be a plan to increase taxes on the wealthy to pay for tax cuts for the middle class and working poor.
What does Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s dream mean to today's youth? Young people in schools across the country talk about whether King's dream has been fulfilled, and how they'll continue his legacy.
Tapes of Martin Luther King Jr.'s remarks at UCLA in April of 1965 were recently discovered, and offer an insight into how his words still resonate today.
As President Obama honors Martin Luther King J., he is also preparing for Tuesday's State of the Union speech. The White House has already revealed many of the proposals he will highlight.
President Obama has made it clear he does not want to be a lame duck. His State of the Union speech is a chance to show he won't be one. We examine how lame duck presidents have succeeded and failed.