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In Mississippi, A Senate Race Derailed By A Blogger's Photos

Tea Party challenger Chris McDaniel is struggling to stay on message after his supporters allegedly exploited longtime GOP Sen. Thad Cochran's bedridden wife.
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In Nod To History, A Crumbling Philly Row House Gets A Funeral

3711 Melon St. in Philadelphia is an old house, but not a beautiful or particularly unique one. And that's exactly why historians and artists want to mark its demolition with a community celebration.
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Retired Army Gen. On Shinseki: 'I Don't Look Up To Any Man More'

For more on Gen. Eric Shinseki's decision to step down, Robert Siegel turns to Gen. Peter Chiarelli, the former Vice-Chief of Staff for the U.S. Army.
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Border Agency Revises And Makes Public Its Use Of Force Policy

U.S. Customs and Border Protection Commissioner Gil Kerlikowske has released documents regarding the use of force along the U.S.-Mexico border.
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House Vote Aims To Derail DOJ Processing Of Clemency Petitions

Attorney General Eric Holder reportedly said language inserted by lawmakers to prevent the hire of additional Justice Department attorneys is "absurd."
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GOP House Votes To Leave States Alone On Medical Marijuana

Nearly 50 Republicans signed on to a measure forbidding Department of Justice from interfering with medicinal marijuana laws in 32 states and the District of Columbia.
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VA Secretary Shinseki Steps Down Amid Reports Of Systemic Problems

Gen. Eric Shinseki is stepping down as the secretary of veteran's affairs. The decision comes in the midst of growing outrage over scheduling issues in the VA health system.
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Shinseki's Apology Punctuates A Long Career Of Service

Veterans Affairs Secretary Eric Shinseki apologized for lengthy waits at VA facilities, saying he's ousting the leaders of a VA hospital in Phoenix, Ariz., after stories about delays in care there. Shinseki's decision to resign marks a muddy end to an illustrious career, which began when he joined the Army nearly five decades ago.
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Spelling Co-Champs Beat The Bee, Leaving Judges Without Words

For the first time since 1962, there are co-champions at the Scripps National Spelling Bee. Teens Ansun Sujoe and Sriram Hathwar tied when the pair exhausted the official list of words.
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An American Suicide Bomber In Syria

The U.S. State Department has confirmed that an American was involved in carrying out a suicide attack. The man, who was fighting in Syria against President Bashar Assad's regime, had ties to Florida.

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