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Immigration Debate In Congress Riles Up Texas Republicans

In a state with a fast-growing Latino population, the fight over immigration is especially relevant. There's scant backing for the Senate's immigration bill among Texas Republicans in Washington, but some Texans say those lawmakers are "behind the curve."
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Celebrating The Expansion Of Our Nation

On July 4, 1803, President Thomas Jefferson announced the signing of the Louisiana Purchase, when the United States bought more than 800,000 square miles of land from the French. On this anniversary, guest host Celeste Headlee highlights some of the forgotten history around the purchase.
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How Slavery Almost Made It Into The Declaration

More than any other day of the year, the Fourth of July is a time to take pride in American history. Guest host Celeste Headlee speaks to author Kenneth C. Davis about what you shouldn't forget this Independence Day.
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As Americans, We Stand ... Divided?

The American Values Survey finds that citizens of the U.S. think they're more divided today than they were a decade ago. Guest host Celeste Headlee talks with Don Baer about whether we're really as different as we believe we are.
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Gettysburg Swells As Throngs Mark Civil War's Turning Point

The small town of Gettysburg, Pa., has rolled out the red carpet for tens of thousands of visitors this week. The town hopes the tourists, descending to commemorate the 150th anniversary of the Battle of Gettysburg, will mean a $100 million boost to the local economy.
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Partial Delay In Health Law Challenges Obama More Than Foes

The politics of the Obama administration's decision to postpone the Affordable Care Act's employer mandate are much easier for Republican opponents than administration officials and other Democratic boosters of the controversial law.
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Arizona Firefighter Remembered For Loving His Job

In Arizona, friends and family of the 19 firefighters killed in the Yarnell Hill Fire are sharing their memories.
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Leaders Draw Different Messages From Battle Of Gettysburg

Robert Siegel speaks with Gary Gallagher, history professor at the University of Virginia and Civil War historian, about how Gettysburg has been marked over the years by different presidents and communities.
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Democrats Want To Mess With Texas? GOP Says Not So Fast

Democrats see opportunity in Texas' fast-growing Latino population. But the Republican Party is strong in Texas — very strong. Still, the GOP is split on how to handle the upcoming demographic changes: play to the base or try to recruit new Republicans?
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Delay In Obacamare Implementation Cheered By Employers

Business groups are praising the Obama administration's decision to delay implementation of part of the Affordable Care Act. Businesses with 50 or more employees will have an extra year, until 2015, before they start facing fines. Some employers say they still want to see the law changed before it is implemented.

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