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Obama's 'Organizing For Action' Inherited His Campaign's Resources

President Obama spoke Wednesday night to a group of Democratic donors and organizers who attended the first meeting of Organizing for Action. The group is an out growth of his 2008 Obama for America and 2012 Organizing for America.
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Path To Immigration Too Toxic A Topic For Many Republican Politicians

Amid GOP soul-searching over a dismal 2012 election, a consensus has emerged that Republicans must appeal better to Latino voters. The effort has even appeared at the Conservative Political Action Conference, with a panel on immigration reform on Thursday morning.
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Conservative Conference A Parade Of Potential Candidates For 2016

The annual meeting of the Conservative Political Action Conference began on Thursday. The lunchtime speakers were Senators Marco Rubio and Rand Paul.
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Modern Dating Is A Group Sport For The Hashtag Generation

The online dating website Grouper helps single people find love with six-person blind dates. Why? "For a generation of people who grew up with participation trophies, rejection is a hard thing," says CEO Michael Waxman.
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Death Row Inmate Fights For Right To Die In Oregon

Convicted murderer Gary Haugen has spent more than 30 years in prison; he's been on death row since 2007. And if he had his way, he would schedule his execution tomorrow. But the Oregon Supreme Court must decide whether Haugen can die — or if Gov. John Kitzhaber's reprieve of him should stand.
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As His Home Melts Away, Teenager Sues Alaska

Nelson Kanuk, an 18-year old Yup'ik Eskimo, has seen the permafrost his home is built on melt, and in a year or two the house could be gone. Kanuk argues the state needs to take more action on climate change.
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Detroit Is 'Olympics Of Restructuring,' New Emergency Manager Says

Earlier this month, Michigan's governor declared that the city is in a financial emergency. The city government is running a huge deficit and faces huge debts. Now, a lawyer with experience in bankruptcies is coming in to try to straighten things out.
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Crime Lab Scandal Leaves Mass. Legal System In Turmoil

Lawyers, prosecutors and judges across Massachusetts are sorting through thousands of cases that may now unravel. With a former chemist accused of falsifying more than 30,000 test results, hundreds of former defendants have already been released and police are bracing for an uptick in crime.

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