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Putin Says He'll Respect Ukraine Vote But U.S. Is Skeptical

The White House and State Department have called on the Russian leader to use his influence to stop separatists from disrupting Sunday's election.
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Court Orders Conyers Back On Ballot

Rep. John Conyers got off to a good start on his holiday weekend with a federal court's decision preventing Michigan officials from throwing him off the primary ballot.
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A Year On, What's Changed (And What Hasn't) On Drone Oversight

A year ago, President Obama defended using drones to target terrorism suspects overseas and offered a rationale for reining in the program. Where do things stand on efforts to impose constraints?
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'The Atlantic's' Ta-Nehisi Coates Builds 'A Case For Reparations'

The Atlantic's Ta-Nehisi Coates describes how the legacy of slavery extends to geographical and governmental policies in America and calls for a "collective introspection" on reparations.
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NTSB Raises New Concerns About Dreamliner's Lithium Ion Battery

The National Transportation Safety Board calls on the FAA to take another look at the safety of the battery used in its Dreamliners.
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House-Approved USA Freedom Bill Disappoints Original Supporters

A year after President Obama urged for more safeguards for civil liberties in intelligence collection, the House passed new guidelines. But civil liberties watchdogs say they no longer support it.
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At Pa. School, Teens Build Empathy By Confiding In A Crowd

Kids can act out when they're feeling isolated, so one Philadelphia school encourages students to take the mic and reveal their deepest fears in front of their peers. The result? Honesty and kindness.
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Obama Taps San Antonio Mayor Julian Castro For HUD Secretary

Castro would take over the Department of Housing and Urban Development at a time when the nation's housing market has been treading water.
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Week In Politics: Scandal At The VA, Primary Results

Robert Siegel speaks with E.J. Dionne of The Washington Post and Brookings Institution and Ramesh Ponnuru of The National Review about the ongoing controversy at the VA and Tuesday's primary winners.
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Obama Taps San Antonio Mayor For Housing Post

The president nominates Julian Castro as secretary of the Department of Housing and Urban Development, replacing Shaun Donovan, who would become budget director.

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