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world lead

March 27th, 2013
05:39 PM ET

"Argo" may make money for Iran hostages

It won an Academy Award, made people forget "Gigli" when they think of Ben Affleck, and now, "Argo" may even pull off another feat - help move legislation through Congress.

John Limbert was portrayed in the movie as a frustrated Foreign Service officer on the phone as the U.S. embassy was under assault.

"That part of it was quite real," says Limbert.

"Argo" told the story of the American embassy works that got out of Iran, what it didn't tell, was the ordeal of the 52 Americans held and tortured by Iranians for 14 months.

"I had a gun to my head, I was in solitary for nine months," says Limbert.
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national lead

March 27th, 2013
05:26 PM ET

What really happened at the Tucson shooting

Two years after a senseless rampage in Tucson, Ariz., we're learning new details about what really happened on the day Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords was shot. Gunman Jared Lee Loughner robbed six people of their lives on January 8, 2011, and left a dozen more bleeding in a Tucson parking lot. Giffords was shot in the head, and miraculously survived.

Now, a new release of previously sealed documents sheds new light on what was going on in Loughner's mind.

Today the Pima County Arizona sheriff's department released almost 3,000 pages of documents from the investigation, painting a picture of a man who long ago lost touch with reality.
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national lead

March 27th, 2013
05:20 PM ET

Legal writer: I think DOMA's going down

By Sherisse Pham

A majority of Americans are comfortable with same-sex marriage and now the Supreme Court seems skeptical on the constitutionality of the Defense of Marriage Act, or DOMA - the federal law that defines marriage as between a man and woman.

Senior editor for Slate and legal writer Emily Bazelon was inside the court, listening to arguments today, and says that DOMA's chances of survival are slim.

"I think DOMA is going down," predicted Bazelon. "I just did not count five votes to uphold it."
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sports lead

March 27th, 2013
02:13 PM ET

#You're It: The next Nike Golf tweet

We asked you to come up with the next @nikegolf tweet about Tiger Woods. Thanks to all tweeps who played, and a shout out to those who made air - @bristowcrab replied to one of The Lead's Jake Tapper's tweets, with this: Winning takes care of everything. So does a prenup. And @libbyspencer tweeted: Big swingers win in the end.

[tweet https://twitter.com/nikegolf/status/316243576541564928%5D
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