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This Week In Congress: Hasn't Ended Yet

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On Monday, news spread that a federal court judge struck down a key portion of the recently passed health care overhaul package: health insurance mandates...This week it was do or die on the president's $858 billion tax cut deal -- so they did...The Senate moved on to what was expected to be a vote on the $1.1 trillion catch-all spending bill -- top of the short list of must-dos...The week would end with plans for the Senate and perhaps the House to be back on Saturday.

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Salvage Supperclub: A High-End Dinner In A Dumpster To Fight Food Waste

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LISTEN: At The DNC, We Asked Women Why They Were Voting For Clinton

We asked women — as young as 4 and as old as 77 — how much the weight of history factored into their decision.
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New Reports Of Hackers In Democratic Party Computer Systems

The Clinton campaign says its systems were not hit but that a program it uses was in the party's compromised system. The Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee was also hacked.

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