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After The Senate Filibuster Deal: Still 'Room For Bad Behavior'

This week, Democrats dropped their threat to change Senate rules and strip the GOP minority of its right to filibuster executive branch nominees, and Republicans allowed up-or-down confirmation votes on several stalled appointments of President Obama. Here's how it happened, and why some think it might not last.
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Obama Explains Black America To White America

President Obama did something no other holder of his office has ever had the life experience to do: As the first African-American president, he used the bully pulpit to explain black America to white America.
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Not All The News About Detroit Is Bad

The city's filed for bankruptcy protection. But there are reasons for hope. Some wealthy investors, for example, have been pouring money into the downtown. And if you love sports, love music and love Greek food, the city has much to offer.
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SEC Charges Hedge Fund Billionaire Steven Cohen

The 57-year-old founder and head of SAC Capital Advisors is accused of allowing senior employees to make trades based on inside information.
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Michigan AG Appeals Court Order Blocking Detroit Bankruptcy

A circuit judge had ruled Friday that the Motor City's bankruptcy filing violates the state's constitution and must be withdrawn.
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Chicago School System Plans More Layoffs

School officials say they have to take tough steps to close a $1 billion budget deficit. Teachers say the administration is going back on a promise to keep cuts away from classrooms.
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Houston Police Discover Four Men Held Captive In House

Authorities say four men ages 54 to 79 were held in "deplorable conditions" in the north Houston house.
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HPV Vaccination Might Help Reduce Risk Of Throat Cancers

One study finds that women who have been vaccinated against HPV are much less likely to have throat infections with the virus. Since the vaccine helps reduce risk of some cancers, scientists think it might turn out to be effective against throat cancers, too.
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Obama: 'Trayvon Martin Could Have Been Me 35 Years Ago'

In extensive and personal comments about the Florida teen's death and the trial that just concluded with a not guilty verdict for the man responsible, the president urged Americans to consider why African-Americans have reacted so strongly.
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U.S. Judge 'Troubled' By Government Drone-Strike Policy

The case challenges the constitutionality of drone strikes that killed three U.S. citizens in Yemen in 2011. Government lawyers seeking to dismiss the case said the courts essentially have no role in drone-strike decisions.

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