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N.Y. State Senator Caught Up In Bribery Probe

Six politicians, including state Senator Malcolm Smith and a New York City councilman, were arrested Tuesday on charges of trying to buy a spot for Smith on the ballot in this year's New York City mayoral race. Smith has said he is innocent.
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Colo. Gun Laws Offer Inspiration, Cautionary Tale For Obama

The president is trying to regain traction for federal gun control measures by visiting states that are moving forward on their own. Today he speaks in Colorado, where public outrage in the wake of mass shootings helped propel new legislation — and where opponents are promising political payback.
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In South Jersey, New Options For Primary Care Are Slow To Take Hold

Residents of an apartment building in Camden, N.J., racked up more than $1 million a year in hospital admissions and trips to the ER over about a decade. In response, a community group opened a doctor's office on the ground floor. But at first, residents weren't as eager to go as doctors had hoped.
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H-1B Visa Applications As An Economic Indicator

The demand from American companies for highly skilled immigrants seems to be up this year. And that could mean something is about to change for the overall economy.
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Reality Often Rivals Fiction In Political Corruption Scandals

The federal criminal complaint against New York politicians as the result of an FBI sting was a reminder of how often real-life political scandals can read like the imaginings of Hollywood screenwriters.
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'Buckwild' Star Died Of Accidental Carbon Monoxide Poisoning

Shain Gandee, his uncle and a third man were found dead Monday inside a 1984 Ford Bronco in a wooded area near Sissonville, W.Va. They'd been reported missing over the weekend.
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Seeking Forgiveness And A House Seat, Sanford Again Faces GOP Voters

For Republicans along South Carolina's coastal low country, Tuesday is a chance to decide whether they want former governor and famously non-Appalachian Trail hiker Mark Sanford to represent them in Congress.
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What Changes As Women Rise Through Law Enforcement's Ranks

President Barack Obama named Julia Pierson as the head of the Secret Service, the first female director in the agency's history. At least one woman is said to be on the shortlist for FBI director. Women are also climbing the ranks on local police forces as well.

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