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Descending Into The Mariana Trench: James Cameron's Odyssey

At nearly seven miles below the water's surface, the Mariana Trench is the deepest spot in Earth's oceans. And the site north of Guam is where director and explorer James Cameron fulfilled a longtime goal of reaching the bottom in a manned craft.
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Black Caucus Leader: We Disagree With Presidents, Even Obama

Rep. Marcia Fudge, the head of the Congressional Black Caucus, says any immigration overhaul significantly boosting the numbers of highly skilled immigrants could negatively affect African-Americans with similar skills.
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Justice Sotomayor Takes Swing At Famed Baseball Case

The Supreme Court justice and noted Yankees fan showed her baseball acumen Wednesday while presiding over a re-enactment of the 1972 case that challenged the sport's antitrust exemption.
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Boy Scouts Vote On Whether To Allow Openly Gay Members

Members of the Boy Scouts of America will vote on Thursday on whether to allow gay members.
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Health Officials Decry Texas' Snubbing Of Medicaid Billions

The state is turning down an estimated $100 billion in federal funds that would have paid for health care coverage for more than 1 million poor Texans. For Gov. Rick Perry and the state's Republican-dominated Legislature, the potential appearance of supporting "Obamacare" was too much.
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Senator Questions White House's Handling Of Drone Program

Robert Siegel speaks with Democratic Sen. Ron Wyden of Oregon about the Obama administration's shift on drone policy. Wyden was part of a group of senators who demanded that the administration turn over secret documents related to the operation against Amwar al-Awlaki, a US citizen killed in Yemen in a drone strike.
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Obama Details Plan To Pull Back From 'War On Terror'

President Obama laid out his counterterrorism plans, including his policy on the use of drones, at a major speech at the National Defense University on Thursday.
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Okla. Family Must Rebuild Tornado-Damaged Home A Second Time

In Moore, Okla., cleanup continues from Monday's tornado. One family is debating what to do next. The tornado destroyed the Phillips' home that they built after the 1999 tornado destroyed their previous one.

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