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Srinivasan's Confirmation First For D.C. Circuit In 7 Years

The partisan war over judicial nominees has accelerated in recent years. It took nearly a year to win Senate confirmation for Sri Srinivasan to the important federal appeals court for the District of Columbia, though he had no formal opposition.
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Boy Scouts Vote To Admit Openly Gay Members

The National Council of the Boy Scouts of America has voted to allow gay Scout members, but to continue a ban on openly gay adult Scout leaders. The policy change would take effect Jan. 1, 2014.
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'Extremely Active' Atlantic Hurricane Season Predicted

Officials are forecasting that hurricane activity will be "above normal" this season, with 13 to 20 named storms. As many as six of those could be major hurricanes. Warm ocean waters and the lack of El Nino conditions are partly to blame.
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Alabama Republican Jo Bonner Says He's Leaving Congress

The congressman says he will step down in August to take a senior position at the University of Alabama.
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Head Of IRS Tax-Exempt Division Reportedly Placed On Leave

Lois Lerner has been at the center of a scandal over the tax agency's targeting of conservative groups.
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After The Storm: Students Gather For One More School Day

There were hugs and tears, smiles and laughter on Thursday, as students and teachers from Plaza Towers Elementary School, destroyed in Monday's tornado in Moore, Okla., reunited. The school district reopened all of its schools just for the day on what would have been the final day of classes before summer vacation.

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