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For Ex-Felons, Limited Rights Mean A Future On Hold

Like many other former felons in Florida, Vikki Hankins has spent years trying to regain civil rights like the right to vote or serve on a jury. And while she dreams of going to law school, she will be unable to sit for the bar or practice law unless her rights are restored.

Teen Debaters Parse Candidates' Style And Substance

Teen debaters can learn a lot from watching the presidential debates, gleaning lessons from politicians who've been coached by the best. They can also learn a lot about what not to do.

New York City Real Estate Market One Of Few Thriving

New York City has done better in this economy than many American cities. Housing prices and sales there are way up, and most surprisingly, in certain areas like Brooklyn and Queens, they have reached pre-recession levels.

Maryland's Same-Sex Law Could Set Tone For Nation

Maryland's same sex marriage law passed the Maryland General Assembly in February, but soon after opponents collected signatures to have the legislation placed on the November ballot. If voters pass it, it will be the first successful referendum affirming a state law legalizing gay marriage.

Lawmakers Demand Update On 'Fast And Furious' Personnel

Republicans Charles Grassley of Iowa and Darrell Issa of California want to know if a whistleblower is being punished while one of the ATF managers involved is being allowed to "double-dip."

Former CIA Officer Expected To Plead Guilty In Leak Case

John Kiriakou is accused of leaking the identity of a covert operative involved in the high value terrorist detention program and of lying to the FBI.