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Should President Obama Visit The Texas Border?

There are plenty of reasons, for and against, a presidential visit to the border. In any case, a visit wouldn't do much to diminish the criticism over the administration's handling of the crisis.
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Obama Stumps In Colorado, With Women's Vote As Backdrop

In a state that hosts one of the nation's closest Senate races, the president spoke about the women's issues that could turn the election. But Sen. Mark Udall opted not to appear alongside Obama.
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Man Tied To Nazis Dies In Michigan At Age 93

John Kalymon, who became a U.S. citizen in 1955, was under a deportation order for serving in a Nazi-controlled police force during World War II. But he had denied he had ever shot at Jews.
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Brooklyn DA Shifts Weight Away From Low-Level Marijuana Cases

Kenneth Thompson, the district attorney of Brooklyn, has announced that his office will not prosecute most low-level marijuana cases because, he says, "we are pouring money into an endeavor that produces no public safety benefit." Melissa Block talks to Thompson for more.
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Corruption Convictions Spell 10 Year Sentence For Former NOLA Mayor

Former New Orleans Mayor Ray Nagin has been sentenced to 10 years in prison for bribery, money laundering and other corruption crimes. The counts on which he was convicted cover a span that includes much of his two terms in office.
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What Burritos And Sandwiches Can Teach Us About Innovation

Is a burrito a sandwich? The answer may sound simple to you ... but the question gets at the very heart of a tension that's existed for ages.
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Hobby Lobby Ruling Prompts Gay Rights Groups To Reject Prized Bill

After two decades of lobbying for the Employment Non-Discrimination Act, the National Gay and Lesbian Task Force has decided to withdraw its support for the bill. In the wake of the Supreme Court's Hobby Lobby decision, the group fears that the ENDA's broad religious exemption would allow companies to discriminate against employees for their sexual orientation or gender identity. Melissa Block speaks with the group's executive director, Rae Carey, about the move.
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In Germany, A Case Against Another Alleged American Spy

U.S.-German relations were further strained Wednesday over reports that prosecutors in Germany are investigating a German soldier accused of spying for the U.S. It's the second such case in a week.
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Humpty's 2nd Fall Calls For An Artist, Not An Army

Humpty Dumpty sat on a wall. Humpty Dumpty had a great fall. But at the Enchanted Forest theme park in Salem, Ore., only one man is needed to put him back together again: theme park owner and sculptor of Humpty himself, artist Roger Tofte.
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Lawmakers Unearth Failures To Investigate Campus Sex Crimes

According to survey results released by Sen. Claire McCaskill, D-Mo., many American colleges are breaking the law by failing to respond to sexual assault allegations on campus.

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