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In a rare show of bipartisanship, the U.S. Senate passed a comprehensive immigration reform bill. It now moves to the House, where Republican leaders say they plan to take up their own measure. The Supreme Court delivered major victories to supporters of gay marriage and struck down the heart of the 1965 Voting Rights Act. Environmentalists reacted with some optimism to President Obama's climate change plan. The Boston Marathon bombing suspect was charged with murder and using a weapon of mass destruction. And a Texas abortion bill failed to pass after a dramatic filibuster. A panel of journalists joins Diane for analysis of the week's top national news stories.

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During a 13-hour filibuster this week, Texas State Sen. Wendy Davis (D) killed a bill that would have severely restricted abortion rights in the state. "She has turned herself into, if not a national figure, certainly a statewide figure," Washington Post columnist Ruth Marcus said.

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