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News to know
NPR CEO Vivian Schiller resigned a day after a conservative filmmaker released a video that showed NPR executive Ron Schiller (no relation to Vivian Schiller) blasting the tea party. Ron Schiller resigned Tuesday when the story broke, and now also out is Vivian Schiller, who was at the helm during another controversy, the firing of Juan Williams. Also Wednesday, PBS said it was contacted by the same fake Muslim group that made the secret recording of Ron Schiller.
Quote of note
"Since our experience has shown that there is no way to design a perfect death penalty system, free from the numerous flaws that can lead to wrongful convictions or discriminatory treatment, I have concluded that the proper course of action is to abolish it. With our broken system, we cannot ensure justice is achieved in every case." – Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn, speaking after he signed a death penalty ban for the state. Illinois is the 16th state to ban capital punishment.
Space shuttle Discovery touched down Wednesday for the final time. Watch the landing below.
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