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Loud Debate Rages Over N.Y. Library's Quiet Stacks

A renovation plan for the New York Public Library building on Manhattan's 42nd Street is being hotly contested. The plan calls for demolishing seven floors of stacks and moving many of the books to New Jersey. Supporters say the plan will salvage a strapped library system; critics say it will imperil the work of researchers.
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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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