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Texas Lawmaker's 11-Hour Filibuster Ended On A Technicality

She stood and spoke for nearly 11 hours straight, but Democratic Texas state senator Wendy Davis' filibuster was stopped by points of order. But the effort wasn't in vain — the clock ran out on the bill's final passage.
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McKesson CEO's Pension Reported At A Record $159 Million

John Hammergren, the chairman and CEO of drug distributor McKesson, may have the largest pension ever reported for an individual, at $159 million. That's what he would have been owed in a lump sum if he had left voluntarily on March 31.
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Google Reader Replacement Race: Feedly And Digg Reader Make Waves

Days before Google pulls the plug on its Reader RSS feed service, reality is sinking in for longtime users. And the market for free or low-cost replacements is growing, as Digg says its new reader is now ready. Other companies report a burst of new customers.
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Voting Rights Ruling Could Open Lawsuit Floodgates

Critics contend that by striking down a key section of the Voting Rights Act, the Supreme Court scrapped Congress' means of determining which jurisdictions required pre-clearance. Voting-rights advocates expect that states and other jurisdictions will now enact voter ID laws that had previously faced scrutiny.
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Nostalgia Products: Making A Tasty Comeback

In what Hostess calls "The Sweetest Comeback In The History Of Ever," Twinkies will return in July — just the latest iconic product to reappear, as vinyl records and Polaroid cameras experience a surge in popularity. The twist? Some of the products' biggest fans were born after the age of CDs and digital cameras.
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Obama's Climate Strategy Doesn't Require Congressional Approval

The sweeping plan calls for the Environmental Protection Agency to tighten carbon dioxide emissions on power plants and is designed to foster cleaner forms of electricity. The initiative also aims to help the nation cope with droughts and other weather related changes that are already happening.
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In Alabama, Voting Decision Seen As Sign Of Progress, Setback

In the state where the Supreme Court case got its start, many officials lauded the justices' ruling as an acknowledgement that times have changed. But others are skeptical that enough progress has really been made.
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Extra Border-Security Spending Entices GOP, Raises Eyebrows

The immigration bill garnered more Republican support with a provision that would double the number of Border Patrol agents to 40,000 and build more fences. But even a former Border Patrol chief is wondering where the drastic numbers came from.
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High Court Strikes Down Central Tenet Of Voting Rights Act

In striking down a key part of the Voting Rights Act, the Supreme Court specifically said that Congress could approve a new, constitutionally sound formula to determine what jurisdictions need federal oversight. But is Congress likely to do so?
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Russia, U.S. At Odds Over Fate Of Edward Snowden

Russian President Vladimir Putin said on Tuesday that the man who leaked secret U.S. documents about government surveillance programs is still in a Moscow airport transit lounge and is free to go wherever he wants. Putin is dismissing calls by the U.S. to send Edward Snowden home to face felony charges, saying Moscow had nothing to do with Snowden's travel plans. He also said Russia views Snowden as a human rights activist. Secretary of State John Kerry says he doesn't think there should be a confrontation with Russia over Snowden and says he's asking, not ordering, Russia to treat Snowden as a fugitive.

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