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As Drone Strikes Increase, So Do Concerns Over Use

Drones have become the U.S. weapon of choice in the fight against terrorism. But critics say the United States needs to be careful because its rationale for the use of the high-tech weapons could be abused by others.
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Obama's Deportation Policies Have Failed, Immigrant Advocates Say

Even as President Obama hopes to win re-election with solid support from Latino voters, immigration advocates are lashing out at the administration's revised deportation policies. Critics say despite changes meant to slow deportations of undocumented immigrants who have obeyed laws since illegally entering the country, deportations continue apace.
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In Giffords' District, It's Former Foe Vs. Former Aide

Tuesday's special election in Arizona will fill the House seat that Gabrielle Giffords is leaving. On one side is Giffords' opponent from 2010; on the other is her former top aide, who was also hurt in the shooting rampage that wounded the congresswoman and killed six others.
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A Newbie Tries To Squeeze Into The U.S. Olympic Pool

With superstars like Michael Phelps and Ryan Lochte dominating, there's very little room left on the U.S. Olympic men's swimming team. But 20-year-old Dakota Hodgson is determined to try — even if his best event is the one Phelps has ruled for the past decade, the 200-meter butterfly.
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Program Teaches Vets How To Survive The Classroom

At Sierra Community College in California, military veterans are counseled in navigating their studies, as well as the GI Bill or how to receive their veterans' benefits.
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Harlem Icon Faces 'Perfect Storm' In Re-Election Bid

After 42 years in office, New York's Democratic Rep. Charles Rangel faces four primary challengers and suggestions that it's time for him to step aside. In some ways, the race is reminiscent of Rangel's 1970 campaign when he unseated the legendary Adam Clayton Powell Jr.

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