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Mother Of George Zimmerman Accuses Media Of 'False Narrative'

Gladys Zimmerman accuses the media of turning the tragedy of the shooting death of Trayvon Martin into a free-for-all.
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Seniors In The South Are More Apt To Be Prescribed Risky Drugs

In many parts of the South, more than one-third of seniors are taking drugs that they should avoid, an analysis of Medicare data finds. Ten percent are taking two or more potentially problematic medicines.
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Notes On A Sex Scandal: Rebounding From Disgrace

Politicians who were caught up in sex scandals have often achieved second careers in media and lobbying. Now, some want to go all the way and return to elective office.
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'Sandy' Retired From Storm Names; 'Sara' Takes Its Place

When a storm is so deadly that using the name again would be insensitive, a replacement is found. Sandy, which hit the Caribbean and the U.S. last fall, left behind nearly 150 dead and more than $50 billion in damages.
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D.C. Circuit Court Limps Along With Four Vacancies

The Senate Judiciary Committee held a confirmation hearing on Wednesday for Sri Srinavasan, who is nominated to the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals. That key court has four vacancies, and no one has been confirmed since before President Obama took office.
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Federal Housing Administration May Need Bailed Out

Reverse mortgages are to blame, and the agency has until Sept. 30 to determine whether it needs to tap the treasury. The FHA commissioner said in a statement that if not for the reverse mortgages, the agency would have had a $4 billion surplus at the end of the year.
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Thousands Rally In Support Of Immigration Overhaul

The issue is a minefield for congressional Republicans, who face enormous consequences regardless of the outcome. Many party leaders believe legislation is critical to improving their standing with Hispanics, while many in the conservative base threaten a revolt if the resulting legislation makes it possible for undocumented immigrants to gain legal status.
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Senate Readies To Debate Gun Control Measure

The Senate is expected to hold its first floor vote on a gun bill since the Newtown school shootings on Thursday. It's an attempt to move forward on legislation expanding the use of criminal background checks for gun buyers. Some Republicans had threatened a filibuster to stop the measure, but support for that tactic appears to have diminished.
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Sen. Rand Paul Tries To Repair GOP's Image With Minorities

Republican Sen. Rand Paul of Kentucky gave a speech Wednesday at Howard University in Washington, D.C. He began by posing this question to the audience at the historically black school: How did the party that elected the first black U.S. senator, the party that elected the first 20 African-American Congressmen become a party that now loses 95 percent of the black vote?

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