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Supreme Court Rules Against Gun 'Straw Purchases'

In a major victory for gun control groups, the justices upheld by a 5-4 vote a federal ban on one person buying a gun for another.
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Entrepreneurs Buzzing Over Medical Marijuana In Florida

Polls show that Sunshine State voters are likely to approve a measure legalizing medical marijuana in November. Businesses are already flocking to the state, eager to set up shop.
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Court Overturns Sharing Of FISA Surveillance With Defense Lawyers

The 7th Circuit Court of Appeals says that the Justice Department can keep intelligence information secret in terrorism cases.
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Teens Disappear In The West Bank, And Israel Blames Hamas

The Israeli military is searching the West Bank for three Israeli teens who were kidnapped last week.
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As Iraq Rends In Three, Can A New System Keep The Country Whole?

Leslie H. Gelb, the president emeritus of the Council on Foreign Relations, speaks about his proposal for a federal system in Iraq that recognizes the country's three distinct ethnic and religious communities. He explains to Robert Siegel why the proposal, which was written into Iraq's constitution, has been largely ignored and why partitioning the country fully into three sections will not be viable.
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Iraqi Ambassador: 'In Iraq Now, You Have A Thousand Bin Ladens'

Lukman Faily, the Iraqi ambassador to the U.S., speaks about Iraq's hopes for the American response to recent turmoil, as well as the conditions the U.S. has placed on its possible intervention.
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Calm Or Violent Chaos, Life Under ISIS Depends On The City

In Mosul, the militant group ISIS is providing cooking fuel to families and otherwise restoring order. But the mixed Shiite and Sunni town of Tal Afar has already seen the brutal face of ISIS.
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Behind ISIS, A Masked Man Known More By Brutality Than By Name

The man who is leading the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria in its offensive across Iraq is a mysterious figure. His nom de guerre is Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, but no one seems to agree on his real name or even what he looks like today. But he and ISIS have become a force that has taken key Iraqi cities and threatens to unleash a sectarian civil war.
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Remembering The Victories Of The 1964 Civil Rights Act

Law professor Randall Kennedy's memories of the Jim Crow South include his mother packing food to avoid stopping on long trips. He says the symbolism of these little moments is still important today.
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Iraq Violence: Is There an End In Sight?

As the violence in Iraq begins to close in on Baghdad, host Michel Martin learns more about the conflict from The Wall Street Journal's Farnaz Fassihi, and former U.S. interpreter Tariq Abu Khumra.

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