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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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NAACP Head: Voting Rights Act Ruling 'Takes Us Way Backwards'

The Supreme Court struck down key provisions from the Voting Rights Act. Robert Siegel speaks with NAACP President Ben Jealous about the high court's decision and what it means.
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Chicago Blackhawks Stun Boston Bruins In Hockey Final

Chicago is celebrating its second Stanley Cup win in four seasons. The Blackhawks beat the Boston Bruins 3-2.
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Supreme Court: Congress Has To Fix Broken Voting Rights Act

The court declared part of the 1965 law unconstitutional on Tuesday, effectively striking down a process that put states with a history of voting discrimination under extra federal oversight.
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Rep. Goodlatte: Immigration Changes Should Be 'Step-By-Step'

Audie Cornish talks with Republican Congressman Bob Goodlatte, chair of the House Judiciary Committee. Goodlatte opposes the Senate's sweeping immigration reform bill, arguing in favor of a step-by-step approach that would beef up enforcement efforts against undocumented immigrants who are already in the United States.
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Democrats Want Answers On 'Progressives' Targeted By IRS

Democrats say Tea Party groups weren't the only ones being targeted by the IRS. And they have released documents that show "progressives" was on the lists of terms that IRS employees used to decide which groups got extra scrutiny. That wasn't mentioned in the IRS inspector general's report.

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