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For Jobs, Some Young Lawyers Are Keepin' It Rural

Recent law school grads are facing one of the worst job markets in decades. But there's one place where law firms are hiring — rural America, where some counties are served by just one or two attorneys. Now some law schools in Iowa and Nebraska are trying to encourage their students to reconsider practicing law in small towns.
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Harry Reid Worries About '17 Angry Old White Men' Buying The Nation

Sen. Harry Reid doesn't believe in playing it safe when it comes to his public utterances. On Monday he said the failure to pass new campaign-finance disclosure legislation could lead to "17 angry old white men" owning the country.
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New Romney Fund Highlights Fundraising Muscle

Republican Mitt Romney's presidential campaign says a recently formed arm of the organization collected $140 million during a three-month period this spring, mostly from high-end donors. The analogous arm of President Obama's re-election drive took more than a year to raise $185 million.
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Can Science Plant Brain Seeds That Make You Vote?

Politics has been a profession ruled by gut instinct, gurus and polls. But over the past 15 years, the primary method of scientific advance — the randomized controlled study — has been wheedling its way into politics. Bit by bit, it's challenging a lot of the conventional wisdom that dominates current political campaigns.
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Military Under Pressure To Crack Down On Sex Abuse

Court martial began Monday for Sergeant Luis Walker. He is accused of rape, aggravated sexual assault and other charges as part of an investigation into sexual abuse at Lackland Air Force Base in Texas. Walker is one of 12 instructors accused of abusing young female recruits. The scandal is calling into question the military's "zero tolerance" policy on sexual assault. Larry Abramson talks to Robert Siegel.
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Who Is Politician's Shadowy PAC Donor? Her Mom.

There's a political action committee in Washington state that has just one source of funds — the mother of the candidate. Laura Ruderman, who is running in the First Congressional District, says she had no idea her mom was funding the PAC which is planning TV ads attacking her opponent's business record.
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Detroit Teachers Mull Strike Over Imposed Contract

The existing contract for Detroit teachers was ripped up and chucked into the trash by the school district's emergency financial manager. The teachers' union is angry and making noise about a possible strike.

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