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Power Breakfast: Losing Past DREAM Act Supporters

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Once upon a time, the DREAM Act had bipartisan support and seemed like the easiest sell in a batch of deeply controversial immigration reform measures. Under the DREAM Act, children who were brought to the U.S. illegally could earn legal status by going to college or serving in the military. Utah Republican Sen. Orrin Hatch has supported the measure in the past. But if it comes up for a vote today, as planned, Hatch says "not at this time."

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Writer James Alan McPherson, Winner Of Pulitzer, MacArthur And Guggenheim, Dies At 72

McPherson, the first African-American to win the Pulitzer Prize for fiction, has died at 72. His work explored the intersection of white and black lives with deftness, subtlety and wry humor.
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Oyster Archaeology: Ancient Trash Holds Clues To Sustainable Harvesting

Modern-day oyster populations in the Chesapeake are dwindling, but a multi-millennia archaeological survey shows that wasn't always the case. Native Americans harvested the shellfish sustainably.

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A Look Back At Obama's Past Convention Speeches

President Obama delivered his fourth DNC speech last nigh — 12 years ago to the day he took to the national stage as a candidate for Senate.
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Writing Data Onto Single Atoms, Scientists Store The Longest Text Yet

With atomic memory technology, little patterns of atoms can be arranged to represent English characters, fitting the content of more than a billion books onto the surface of a stamp.

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