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Spouses Of H1B Visa Holders May Soon Be Able To Hold U.S. Jobs

With immigration overhaul a non-starter in Congress, advocates of change have been urging the Obama administration to make some changes on its own.
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Women On Capitol Hill Reach Across Party Lines To Get Things Done

There's an assumption that women are more likely than men to collaborate. But as the number of women in Congress has increased, so has the partisanship and gridlock. Does a woman's touch help?
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Bipartisan Bill Would Stop NSA's Bulk Phone Data Collection

The White House and members of Congress agree that the National Security Agency's bulk collection of Americans' phone logs, disclosed by former NSA contractor Edward Snowden, has to end.
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Drug Industry Moves To Cut Costs, Banks On Future Big Sellers

Bayer has announced it is buying Merck's consumer drugs business, and Pfizer is trying to take over AstraZeneca. Why is this reorganization happening now, and what does it mean for drug development?
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NFL Draft To Begin, Houston Texans Have No. 1 Pick

The annual NFL draft of players starts Thursday with the first round at New York's Radio City Music Hall. The Houston Texans, by virtue of their 2-14 record last season, will have the first pick.
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The Executioner's Lament

When things go wrong during an execution, the people responsible for carrying it out experience stressful, chaotic scenes. But even when the process goes right, it can take a lasting toll.
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At Times All A President Can Say After Disaster Is, 'We're Here'

President Obama visited Arkansas on Wednesday, where he surveyed the damage of last month's tornado and met with residents. It's a task he and many presidents before him have had to do far too often.
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The Art Of A Lost American Couturier, On Display At The Met

After a two-year renovation, the Metropolitan Museum of Art's Costume Institute is reopening with an exhibit on the work of Charles James, who is now obscure, but considered America's first couturier.
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Legendary D.C. Law Firm To Pay Chevron In Ecuador Pollution Case

Rain forest residents had sued the oil giant, and Washington law firm Patton Boggs tried to make the company pay up. But Chevron sued the law firm for fraud — and is now due $15 million.
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Colorado Approves Financial System For Marijuana Industry

After setting aside a plan less than a week ago, the state's legislature approved a bill to give pot businesses access to banking services.

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