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Revamped Immigration Bill Appears Headed For Passage

The legislation got a big boost Monday night when two thirds of the Senate voted to move forward on a bipartisan measure that tightens security along the Mexican border. The change is likely to give the bill a large bipartisan vote when the Senate votes on final passage Thursday.
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Prosecutors Begin Their Case Against Trayvon Martin's Killer

On Monday, opening statements began in the murder trial of George Zimmerman. He's the neighborhood watch volunteer in Florida who's accused of killing unarmed teen Trayvon Martin. Zimmerman is charged with second degree murder.
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Justices Rule In Favor Of Employers In Discrimination Cases

At the Supreme Court on Monday, it was a rough day for working people. In two cases, the justices split 5-4 along ideological lines to make it harder for employees to win discrimination lawsuits. The court raised new hurdles for plaintiffs who claim they're victims of bias and that companies retaliated against them.
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Supreme Court Sends Affirmative Action Case To Lower Court

The Supreme Court on Monday sent a high-profile affirmative action case back to a lower court. It said the University of Texas' affirmative action program must be narrowly tailored. The vote was 7-1.
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Regulators Approve Deal Between Delta, Virgin Atlantic

Delta Airlines has just completed its purchase of 49 percent of Virgin Atlantic. Beginning early next month, the two airlines will begin marketing each others flights. They hope to become a formidable competitor on transatlantic routes.
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IRS Systematically Targeted 'Progressive' Groups Too

It wasn't just Tea Party groups that had a "be on the lookout" list at the IRS. A "broad spectrum" of groups were also targeted for increased scrutiny on other lists, which the agency has stopped using under its new acting leader Danny Werfel.
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Court Rulings Complicate Discrimination Suits For Employees

In two big employment law cases, the U.S. Supreme Court has made it harder for employees to bring discrimination suits about workplace harassment and retaliation.
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Senate Adds Border Security Measure To Immigration Bill

The Senate has taken another step toward approving a sweeping immigration overhaul, as the legislation passed an essential test Monday evening. By a vote of 67-27, the chamber voted to include an amendment on border security to the final bill, and to avoid a filibuster.
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Author Richard Matheson, 'I Am Legend' Writer, Dies At 87

Science fiction author Richard Matheson's work included The Shrinking Man, I Am Legend, and numerous TV and movie scripts. For five decades, his work injected a sense of humanity into science fiction.
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Another Republican Hopes For Upset In Mass. Senate Race

Businessman and former Navy SEAL Gabriel Gomez is trying to pull off a win in Tuesday's special election to fill John Kerry's Senate seat — like Republican Scott Brown's surprising special election victory in 2010. But polls show Gomez trailing veteran Democratic Rep. Ed Markey.

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