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City Slickers Romney And Obama Woo Rural Voters

GOP presidential candidate Mitt Romney kicked off a five-day bus tour of small towns Friday. Both Romney and President Obama have been targeting rural communities, even though those areas are red and getting redder.
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President Obama's Immigration Shift Could Bolster Latino Support In November

Both sides say President Obama's decision to stop deporting young, otherwise law-abiding illegal immigrants could have an affect on the general election. Republican Mitt Romney called it a weak "short-term" approach to a big problem, but did not say he'd reverse the directive if elected.
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Calif. Runs With Health Law Without Waiting On Supreme Court

The country's most populous state is already implementing the law, and it hasn't slowed down in recent weeks as the rest of the country waits to hear from the Supreme Court. Officials say the state isn't doing any contingency planning in the case the law is overturned.
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Obama Sidesteps Congress With Deportation Policy

President Obama announced Friday that the government will no longer deport young undocumented immigrants brought to the U.S. as children if they don't break the law and pursue school, military service or careers.
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Hedge Fund Tycoon Convicted In Insider Trading Case

Jurors in the insider trading trial of Rajat Gupta did not waste any time coming to the conclusion that he had violated the law. He was found guilty on four of six charges and faces up to 20 years in prison. Gupta was on the board at Goldman Sachs and managing director of McKinsey & Company.
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Some Immigrants Relieved After Deportation Changes

Communities across the country reacted differently to President Obama's new immigration order.
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200 Years Later, An American Warship Resurfaces

June 18 will mark 200 years since the start of the War of 1812. One of the most epic battles of that war took place in the Chesapeake Bay, only a few miles away from the young American capitol. A small, scrappy U.S. flotilla took on the British, who at the time had the world's largest and powerful Navy. The flotilla's flagship, the U.S.S. Scorpion, met a watery grave — but on the occasion of the bicentennial of the war, it is slated for excavation. Marine archaeologist and historian Donald Shomette joins Melissa Block to talk about the Scorpion and the fates of those who manned it.
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With DREAM Order, Obama Did What Presidents Do: Act Without Congress

President Obama's immigration order Friday angered some lawmakers — not unlike earlier members of Congress when presidents used executive authority to complete the Louisiana Purchase, sign the Emancipation Proclamation, integrate the U.S. military and order warrantless surveillance after Sept. 11.

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