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Future Of Immigration Reform In U.S. House Uncertain

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Comprehensive immigration reform seems to be favored on Capitol Hill, but the term has different meanings to different people. Many Republicans oppose offering a pathway to citizenship to undocumented workers. Virginia Republican Rep. Scott Rigell says he's still wrestling with the idea of giving those workers voting rights.

"I'm trying, and I can't quite get around to this idea that someone who has came here illegally will help shape the direction of this country," says Rigell.

While Virginia Rep. Morgan Griffith opposes amnesty, he says Republican principles can go a long way when it comes to immigration.

"Heck, we ought to stick with our brand," says Griffith. "Our brand is that we want to cut out some of these regulations, and we could do the same thing with immigration in my opinion."

A bipartisan proposal in the Senate includes a path to citizenship, but it may be tough getting that measure through the Republican controlled House.

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Lisa Lucas Takes The Reins At The National Book Foundation

Lucas is the third executive director in the history of the foundation, which runs the National Book Awards. Her priority? Inclusivity: "Everyone is either a reader or a potential reader," she says.
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The Shocking Truth About America's Ethanol Law: It Doesn't Matter (For Now)

Ted Cruz doesn't like the law that requires the use of ethanol in gasoline. So what would happen if it was abolished? The surprising answer: not much, probably.
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The Latest on the Military, Political and Humanitarian Crises in Syria

Russia continues airstrikes in Syria. Secretary Kerry meets with world leaders in an attempt to resolve the country’s five-year civil war. A panel joins Diane to discuss the latest on the military, political and humanitarian crises facing Syria.

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Should India's Internet Be Free Of Charge, Or Free Of Control?

Facebook's free Internet service was banned in India on the basis of net neutrality this week. Internet providers, regulators say, should not be allowed "to shape the users' Internet experience."

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