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House Panel Rejects Military Dream Act

The proposal would allow undocumented adults who came to the U.S. as children to enlist in the military, and start on a path to citizenship. The House Rules Committee won't let it come to a vote.
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These Days A Penny Doesn't Buy Very Much

The penny occupies a strange spot in our economy — it's worth almost nothing. Our Planet Money Team goes on an expedition through the streets of Manhattan to find something they can buy for one cent.
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In Kentucky, McConnell Wins Big Over Tea Party Candidate

Sen. Mitch McConnell is seeking a sixth term, and he easily beat a Tea Party challenger in Tuesday's primary. In November, he faces Democrat Alison Lundergan Grimes, Kentucky's secretary of state.
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Koch Brothers' Group Tries To Derail Detroit Bankruptcy Deal

State lawmakers are debating bills that would give Detroit about $200 million as part of a larger aid package. Many Republicans are balking at the deal after threats of political retribution.
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Without A Marijuana Breathalyzer, How To Curb Stoned Driving?

Legal pot sales are growing in Colorado, and the state has a marijuana DUI blood standard for drivers. But without a pot breathalyzer, it's hard to measure how high someone is.
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For N.J. Mayor, The Time To Adapt To Rising Sea Levels Is Now

Hoboken, N.J., has experienced several major floods since Hurricane Sandy. Mayor Dawn Zimmer says her city isn't waiting to prepare for the effects of climate change.
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Why Those Tiny Microbeads In Soap May Pose Problem For Great Lakes

The plastic beads in some face soaps look a lot like fish food when they end up in the water. Two states are close to banning the beads, which researchers say can spread toxins through the food chain.
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McConnell Wins Big Over Tea Party Challenger In Kentucky

Sen. Mitch McConnell's large victory in Kentucky suggested that he could have a fairly unified party behind him come November.
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White House To Release Secret Memo On Drone Strikes

The document written by David Barron lays out the legal justification for the overseas targeting of American-born terrorist suspects. Its release could clear Barron's nomination to the federal bench.
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Federal Court Stays Execution Of Missouri Inmate

The appeals court granted a stay hours before Russell Bucklew was scheduled for lethal injection.

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