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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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Inside A Tart Cherry Revival: 'Somebody Needs To Do This!'

The revival is partly based on the humble sour fruit's growing reputation as a superfood. And in Michigan, a scientist is on a quest to introduce a whole new world of hardier, tastier tart cherries by breeding American trees with ancestral varieties from Eastern Europe.
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Abortion Opponents Try to Spin Murder Case Into Legislation

Abortion opponents are hoping the recent murder conviction of Pennsylvania abortion provider Kermit Gosnell will lead to more scrutiny of second trimester abortions. They're working on a bill that would ban most abortions after 20 weeks of pregnancy — nationwide.

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