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Supreme Court Strikes Down Key Part Of Campaign Finance Law

By a 5-4 vote, the justices eliminated the cap on the total amount donors can contribute in an election cycle. The aggregate limit had been $123,000.
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Gallaudet University's 150th Anniversary

As Gallaudet University celebrates 150 years as a preeminent school for the deaf, it looks ahead at the future of higher education and changes in its Northeast D.C. neighborhood.

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Equal Employment Agency No Longer Turning Away Gay Discrimination Claims

The same-sex marriage debate tops headlines, but there's a quieter push to pass employment protections for gays and lesbians. Now the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission is getting involved.
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Grad Students Struggle To Pay School Loans While Still Studying

Tell Me More looks at the growing amount of debt that graduate students have taken on, and how it's become difficult for them to pay it off while continuing their studies.
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How Frankie Knuckles Became The Godfather Of House Music

Frankie Knuckles, known as the godfather of house music, passed away earlier this week. The Chicago Tribune's Greg Kot talks about Knuckles' impact on electronic dance music.
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Did Kim And Kanye Deserve Or Disgrace Vogue Cover?

Kim Kardashian is on the cover of Vogue's April issue with her fiancée Kanye West. But some say the reality TV starlet doesn't deserve the coveted spot. The Beauty Shop ladies weigh in.
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Supreme Court Strikes Down Overall Limits On Political Contributions

In a 5-4 decision, the court's conservative justices joined to eliminate the aggregate cap on contributions, but left in place a limit on donations to individual candidates.
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Mother Of Earliest Auto Defect Victim Calls On Congress To Act

Laura Christian was reunited with her birth daughter a year before her daughter died in a car accident — the first death attributed to the faulty ignition switch admitted by General Motors. Christian discusses the company's much-maligned vehicle recall.
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Kerry Weighs Wildcard In Mideast Talks: Freedom For Israeli Spy

The U.S. might release a notorious Israeli spy in order to keep peace talks with the Palestinians going — but the idea faces backlash both in the U.S. and abroad.
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With Egyptian Elections Little In Doubt, Can Its Democracy Survive?

Dr. Mohamed Aboulghar, the leader of the Egyptian Social Democratic Party, discusses the upcoming presidential elections in Egypt and the state of democracy more generally in the country.

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