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Democratic Mayors Back Obama's Immigration Plan, Citing Economic Benefits

Some 20 U.S. mayors meeting in New York hope to persuade some 4 million undocumented residents to come forward and apply for deferred action.
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Doctors Are Slow To Adopt Changes In Breast Cancer Treatment

There's not much evidence that radiation increases survival in older women with early-stage breast cancer, but doctors are still prescribing it. It can be hard to get doctors to change protocols.
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Bay Area Protests Turn Violent For Second Night In A Row

Demonstrators vandalized businesses and blocked traffic on a freeway. The protests came in the wake of police killings in Missouri and New York.
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Photos: Massive Fire Shuts Down Freeways In Los Angeles

A huge apartment complex under construction near Dodger Stadium was in flames early Monday, closing two major highways that intersect nearby. More than 250 firefighters are responding.
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Medicine's Subtle Art Gives A Man The Chance To Breathe Again

When Bob Smithson could no longer breathe on his own and surgeons wanted to operate, his doctor decided to take a chance on a different treatment. That decision gave Bob another chance at life.
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Landrieu's Loss Flips Lingering Holdout Of Democrats' 'Solid South'

In her runoff against Republican Bill Cassidy, incumbent Sen. Mary Landrieu, D.-La., didn't just lose — she was walloped. The win gave the GOP complete dominance of the Deep South in the Senate.
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Justice Department Moves To Further Rein In Racial Profiling

New guidelines being unveiled today will broaden rules for the FBI, ATF, DEA and other federal agencies, that will ban — or nearly ban — profiling by race, gender, religion or sexual orientation.
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Their Senate, Their Rules: GOP May Allow Blocking Of Nominees Again

A year after Democratic senators invoked a "nuclear option" to stop GOP filibusters of confirmation votes, Republicans are debating whether to switch back. Some say they're sick of the fighting.
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Oh, Snap! NASA Promises Best Photo Yet Of Faraway Pluto

A spacecraft on its way to Pluto has just woken up from hibernation. By next month, scientists expect to have the first good pictures of the dwarf planet. All of the others have been, well, crummy.
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Old And Overmedicated: The Real Drug Problem In Nursing Homes

Way too many residents of U.S. nursing homes are on antipsychotic drugs, critics say. It's often just for the convenience of the staff, to sedate patients agitated by dementia. That's illegal.

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