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Both Candidates Leave God Off The Campaign Trail

Religion figured prominently in the last two presidential races, but is virtually absent from the 2012 campaign. After invoking faith throughout his first presidential bid, President Obama now barely mentions God. Similarly, rival Mitt Romney refers to religion in only the vaguest of terms.
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Ole Miss Students Look Back At Integration

Fifty years ago, James Meredith, the first black student at the University of Mississippi, had to be escorted by federal marshals to his mostly empty classes. Today, black and white Ole Miss students sit together in a class about the school's integration. Still, students say there's more to be done.
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Montana Democrat Faces An Uphill Battle To Keep His Senate Seat

Republicans retain hopes of retaking control of the Senate. They lost the majority in 2006, in part because of the razor-close victory of Democratic challenger Jon Tester in Montana. Now, Tester is the incumbent facing a tough challenge of his own against the state's sole member of the House.
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Supreme Court Weighs Major Human-Rights Case

At issue is whether a group of Nigerians granted political asylum in the U.S. can use the Alien Tort Statute to sue Anglo-Dutch energy company Shell for its alleged practices in Nigeria. The justices sharply questioned both the plaintiffs' attorney as well as Shell's lawyer.
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California Bans 'Gay-To-Straight' Therapy For Minors

California has become the first state in the nation to ban controversial "gay-to-straight" therapy for minors.
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Fight Erupts Over 'Plan B' Access In New York Schools

Students at more than a dozen New York City high schools can now get the so-called morning-after pill without a prescription or a parent's consent. City health officials say they're taking the unusual step to prevent teen pregnancy and that parents can opt out if they wish. Still, many parents expressed outrage after the program was publicized.

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