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Breakthrough On Jobless Benefits May Lead To Blind Alley

A bipartisan group of senators has reached a deal to extend insurance for the long-term unemployed. But the road to final passage is full of partisan obstacles.
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Hispanic Activists Vow To Keep Pressing White House Over Deportations

Amid pressure to slow deportations and after meeting with Hispanic congressional leaders, President Obama said he would look at more humane ways to enforce immigration laws.
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U.S. To Relinquish Remaining Control Of The Internet

The U.S. government is asking the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers to gather global stakeholders and come up with a transition plan.
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FDIC Sues 16 Big Banks, Accusing Them Of Fixing Interest Rates

The lawsuit claims the banks' manipulation of the London interbank offered rate caused failed U.S. banks to suffer substantial losses.
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Lawmakers Seek To Lay Roadblock To Powerful Painkiller

Sen. Joe Manchin is introducing a bill to force the Food and Drug Administration to ban potent new painkiller Zohydro, backed by a bipartisan effort to get the FDA to remove its approval of the drug.
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'I, Too, Am Harvard': A Mantra For Recognition Becomes An Anthem

Tired of people suggesting they don't belong at Harvard, black students at the elite college began a campaign called "I, Too, Am Harvard." It's gone viral, sparking debate at other schools, as well.
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For The Poor, Warmth In The Winter Comes At A Steep Price

Record-cold temperatures in Knoxville, Tenn., have brought with them high utility bills, squeezing wallets. And while there are some assistance programs, there's not enough money to go around.
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After Record Deportations, Obama May Turn To More 'Humane' Options

The White House announced the president is willing to review his stance on deportations, a policy that's drawn objection from Hispanics and other groups the president depends on politically.
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Week In Politics: Florida 13 And The CIA

Regular political commentators, E.J. Dionne of The Washington Post and David Brooks of The New York Times, discuss the Florida special election and Sen. Feinstein's dispute with the CIA.
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With Russian Minister, Kerry Kicks A Soccer Ball And Talks Ukraine

Secretary of State John Kerry and Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov meet in London Friday for talks about the crisis in Ukraine.

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