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Visa Exchange Program Draws Scrutiny Under Immigration Bill

As lawmakers consider a sweeping immigration bill, they are taking a close look at a decades-old exchange program popular with foreigners looking for summer jobs. Critics of the J-1 visa program say it can hurt U.S. job seekers at a time when youth unemployment is at 25 percent.
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Wisconsin's Walker Downplays Presidential Buzz

A year after he survived a recall attempt, Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker is a folk hero among many conservatives and often talked of as a presidential contender in 2016. Walker dismisses that talk, but he has taken steps that hint at national ambition.
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Obama To Name Top Lawyer As Guantanamo Closure Envoy

Clifford Sloan will reopen the Office of Guantanamo Closure. He has served in senior positions in both Democratic and Republican administrations.
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Privacy Past And Present: A Saga Of American Ambivalence

American privacy concerns go back as far as the country's origins. Today, in the wake of major revelations about the scope of the National Security Agency's surveillance, polls show that feelings are still mixed.
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Amelia Earhart Legacy, Enduring Mystery

On June 17, 1928, Amelia Earhart became the first woman to cross the Atlantic Ocean in an airplane. Earhart enthusiast and pilot Ann Pellegreno, who successfully duplicated Earhart's around-the-world flight plan in 1967, offers her insight.
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The Implications Of Drones In U.S. Airspace

The Federal Aviation Administration is working on new regulations that would allow the use of small, commercial drones. Texas and 30 states are crafting their own laws to rein in these flying robots before they leave the ground.
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How Do You Say 'Born To Ride' In Latin?

Pope Francis blessed thousands of Harley-Davidson owners on Sunday to celebrate the 110th anniversary of the iconic American motorcycles.

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