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Amid Tight Restrictions And Rubble, A Cement Shortage In Gaza

You're not supposed to be able to buy cement commercially in Gaza, but some is being sold illicitly. The material is crucial for replacing homes and shops destroyed in the summer war.
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Twitter Recap: What Does 'Passing' Look Like Today?

As our country continues to become more multiracial, the mechanics behind passing become increasingly complex.
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Montgomery County Public Schools Superintendent Joshua Starr

The chief of Maryland's largest school district discusses, discipline, overcrowding and project-based learning.

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Questions Swirl Around North Korea

Questions about North Korea's leadership and their intentions always swirl, but have been amplified and multiplied of late. Leader Kim Jong Un hasn't been seen in public for over a month, American detainees have been spotlighted, and North and South Korea exchanged fire days after delegations from the two nations met. We sort through the rumors and consider if what we know might signal major change on the horizon.

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Joan Biskupic: "Breaking In: The Rise Of Sonia Sotomayor"

Veteran court biographer and journalist Joan Biskupic charts the rise of the Supreme Court's first Latina justice, and the mark she's already made on court decisions around hot-button issues like affirmative action.

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Supreme Court Update

The Supreme Court is considering a number of hot-button issues, signaling what might lie ahead for same-sex marriage, voter ID laws and election districts.

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AIG Lawsuit Presents Different Versions Of 2008 Bailout

Ben Bernanke, Hank Paulson and Tim Geithner were in court this week defending the actions they took six years ago when they set the terms for the government's bailout of insurance giant AIG.
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U.N. Envoy To Syria Pleads For Action To Save Kobani

The town, which ISIS is fighting to take over, is mostly deserted, with only a few hundred elderly or immobile people remaining.
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Courts Strike Down Voter ID Laws In Texas, Wisconsin

The Supreme Court blocked a measure in Wisconsin requiring voters to show photo identification before casting ballots and a federal judge in Texas ruled that state's ID law was discriminatory.
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Labor Secretary Eyed As White House Searches To Replace Attorney General

The White House effort to replace Attorney General Eric Holder is happening largely in the shadows. But Labor Secretary Thomas Perez is emerging as a top candidate for the post.

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