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High Court Sides With Employers In Discrimination Suits

The Supreme Court sided with employers in two harassment and discrimination cases. One case turned on whether one employee was another's supervisor, the other on whether the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center was justified in withdrawing an offer of employment.
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NSA Leaker Sets Sights On South America, But Why Ecuador?

Edward Snowden is still on the run after admitting he leaked NSA secrets. He's believed to be in Russia still but his exact whereabouts are still unknown. On Monday, officials from Ecuador said Snowden has applied for asylum there. Ecuador is the same country that provided sanctuary for WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange for more than a year in its London Embassy. So what makes Ecuador a safe haven for self-proclaimed whistle blowers?
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Congress Not Likely To Pass Sweeping Climate Legislation

As President Obama prepares to unveil his executive strategy on climate change, we look at the politics of the issue in Congress.
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U.S. Faces Major Diplomatic Challenge In Extraditing Snowden

The U.S. is urging countries around the world to return a former intelligence contractor, who was last seen in Hong Kong. The State Department revoked Edward Snowden's passport, but the man accused of releasing American secrets is on the run. And there seem to be plenty of countries, including Russia, willing to hide him in spite of U.S. appeals.
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Border Security Vote A Barometer For Immigration Bill's Chances

The Senate is voting Monday on a key amendment to the immigration bill that dramatically increases border security enforcement. The change is designed to attract more Republicans and give the proposal a strong vote later in the week.
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Justices Seek 'Strict Scrutiny' In Affirmative Action Case

On Monday, the Supreme Court sent the University of Texas affirmative action case back to the lower court, admonishing it to get it right — and make sure affirmative action programs are narrowly tailored.
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IRS Report: Tea Party Groups Weren't The Only Ones Targeted

The "be on the lookout list" used to flag Tea Party groups for extra scrutiny of their tax-exemption applications was not the only one the Internal Revenue Service had been using — there were others, covering a "broad spectrum" of groups and causes, according to an IRS report released Monday.
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IRS Chief: No Evidence Of 'Intentional Wrongdoing' So Far

Danny Werfel, the new acting chief of the IRS, said the "be on the lookout" list used to flag Tea Party groups for extra scrutiny wasn't the only list the agency had been using.
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Op-Ed: Emerging Labor Movement Is A Presidential Opportunity

Retail and fast-food workers protesting for higher pay are creating a new kind of U.S. labor movement. Chicago Tribune columnist Clarence Page argues that the president could "set a good example" by requiring fast-food vendors who have contracts with the federal government to pay minimum wage.
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For Modern Jurors, Being On A Case Means Being Offline

In simpler times, jurors were told not to discuss their cases with others. But with the proliferation of mobile devices, courts must now contend with Facebook, tweets, texts, instant messaging and Google — all tools that can compromise a juror's impartiality.

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