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Chicago's Latest Case Of Political Graft Has A Twist

A jury must decide whether Democratic State Rep. Derrick Smith abused his office and took a $7,000 bribe or was entrapped by an overzealous FBI.
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White House Hosts Discussion On Role Of Working Fathers

The talk was part of the Obama administration's push for more workplace flexibility and paid parental leave.
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State Senator's Resignation Roils Virginia Politics

Gov. Terry McAuliffe's efforts to expand Medicaid under the Affordable Care Act have been thrown into further uncertainty by the actions of a single Democratic legislator.
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Supreme Court Rules Against Homeowners In Superfund Case

The justices made it harder for residents in a handful of states to sue companies for contamination that wasn't discovered until long after it took place.
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Supreme Court: At 21, Some Children Must Start Visa Process Over

In an unusual majority, the Supreme Court's liberal and conservative justices have decided that immigrant children who turn 21 while their parents' immigration application is pending must start over.
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Taking Statins May Make People Less Physically Active

Millions of people are taking statins to reduce their cholesterol. But people on statins exercise less and sit more, a study finds. And that's a health risk for heart disease and many other ailments.
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With New Order, Obama Aims To Combat Student Debt Pressures

President Obama is signing an executive order Monday, which will expand a loan forgiveness program for college debt. NPR's Mara Liasson looks at the program and the political salience of the issue.
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In Las Vegas Shootings, Some Suspect Roots In Anti-Government Militias

A married couple apparently killed two police officers and another woman in Las Vegas. The husband and wife, also killed in the shooting, appear to have held anti-government and anti-law enforcement views.
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Audit Reveals Vast Scale Of VA Waitlist Issues

Before former Veterans Affairs Secretary Eric Shinseki stepped down, he ordered an audit of the VA system, hoping to find how many hospitals were lying about wait times. The audit found that approximately 100,000 veterans are waiting too long for care at the VA.
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As College Tuition Soars, What Puts That Price Tag In Motion?

As President Obama unveils new efforts to help college graduates with student loan debt, there's new focus on the problems that drive that debt: the cost of college and the reasons it's been skyrocketing.

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