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Rep. Steve King, The Unlikeliest Amnesty 'Supporter'

Rep. Michele Bachmann joked with reporters that the noted conservative "called up the president" and begged him to declare amnesty on immigration.
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Delinquent Mine Fines: 'Clearly Troubling ... More Can Be Done'

"We have tools in place to crack down on these scofflaws, but what's missing is a stronger commitment," says John Kline, a key House Republican.
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Motown's Jimmy Ruffin Dies; Sang 'What Becomes Of The Brokenhearted'

Singer Jimmy Ruffin, who was born in Mississippi but lent his soulful voice to hits for Detroit's Motown Records, died Monday at age 78, according to reports.
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Bush Pilot Helps Rural Alaskan Police Explore Isolated Villages

The troopers who police rural Alaska can't do their jobs without a good bush pilot to fly them into remote areas. In Bristol Bay, that pilot is John Bouker.
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Guantanamo Nurse Could Be Discharged For Not Force-Feeding Detainees

Melissa Block speaks with the attorney for a Navy nurse who faces a potential discharge from the military for refusing to continue administering forced-feedings at Guantanamo.
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Sen. Angus King: Executive Action On Immigration Could Backfire

Melissa Block talks with Sen. Angus King of Maine, an independent, about his decision to vote "no" on the Keystone XL pipeline and his thoughts on Obama's plan to take executive action on immigration.
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Old Man Winter Knocks Hard On One Buffalo, N.Y., Resident's Door

An unseasonable storm has dropped five feet of snow in 10 counties in western New York State. Melissa Block talks to Chris Hazard about how snow crashed into her family home in Buffalo.
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Senate 'Torture Report' Findings Expected This Year

An executive summary of the Senate Intelligence Committee's two-year-old report will be made public before Democrats relinquish control of the Senate in January.
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For Millions Of Millennials: Some College, No Degree, Lots Of Debt

Noelle Johnson has about $20,000 in student loans and is still working on her degree. Without the higher earnings a B.A. can bring, even a modest student debt load can pose a big challenge.

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Takata Air Bag Recall Could Be Tough For Auto Industry To Weather

The federal government has demanded that Takata and ten automakers expand their air bag recall. Until now, the recall has been limited to high humidity areas where they are most likely to fail.

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