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Senate's New GOP Stars Show Party's Range On Immigration

One, Marco Rubio, is a member of the Gang of Eight that crafted the immigration bill being taken up by the Senate; another, Ted Cruz, vehemently opposes the bill; a third, Kelly Ayotte, supports the overhaul; and the fourth, Rand Paul, says the measure needs revision.
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Privacy In Retreat, A Timeline

The erosion of privacy is often pegged to post-Sept. 11 changes in federal law, but some of the most significant moments in our evolution to a less private world have come in the commercial realm.
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Winfrey Gives Millions To New African-American Museum In D.C.

The Smithsonian's National Museum of African American History and Culture is being built on the National Mall, near the Washington Monument. It is set to open in late 2015.
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Massive Bat Cave Stirs Texas-Size Debate Over Development

Every night for thousands of years, bats have poured out of the Bracken Cave Reserve, near San Antonio, by the millions. But conservationists are worried that plans for a housing development nearby will disrupt the bats' rural habitat.
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What Did Congress Really Know About NSA Tracking?

The White House maintains it had sufficiently briefed Congress on the Internet and phone data monitoring programs leaked last week, but many lawmakers vehemently disagree.
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Tender Beef, Without The Pathogens: USDA Proposes Labeling Rules

The mechanical process the meat industry uses to tenderize tough muscle fibers can also introduce dangerous pathogens into beef cuts. The thinking behind the proposed new labels: If you know your cut of meat has been mechanically tenderized, you'll be inclined to cook it a little longer.

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