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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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Barry Meier: "Missing Man"

Nine years ago, former FBI agent Robert Levinson disappeared in Iran while on a mission for the CIA. The story of his secret journey to Iran, the CIA cover-up that followed and efforts to rescue the longest-held U.S. hostage.

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5,000-Year-Old Chinese Beer Recipe Revealed

Researchers discovered ancient "beer-making tool kits" in underground rooms built between 3400 and 2900 B.C. Analyses of funnels, pots and jugs show the brewers were using pretty advanced techniques.
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The Fight for D.C.'s Budget Freedom

Last week, a House committee with oversight of the District passed legislation that would block the ability of the Council to spend its own tax dollars.

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The U.S. Expands Ties To Vietnam

President Obama lifts the embargo against U.S. arms sales to Vietnam: Please join us to talk about what closer ties between the U.S. and Vietnam mean for trade, leverage on human rights and growing concerns over China's military expansion.

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