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Senate Passes Plan To Keep Post Offices Running

The Senate passed legislation Wednesday aimed at shoring up the U.S. Postal Service while delaying proposed cutbacks. The debate over the possibility of closing hundreds of post offices has pitted rural lawmakers against urban ones. Unless the House acts as well, closings could begin May 15.
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Report: VA Mental Health Treatment Stats Misleading

The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs has been tightening standards to ensure that vets get mental health care as soon as they need it. Now, a Senate committee has heard evidence that those standards are meaningless, and that some VA leaders are earning bonuses for fulfilling meaningless performance targets.
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High Court May Back Part Of Ariz. Immigration Law

The Supreme Court heard oral arguments on Wednesday to the Obama administration's challenge to Arizona's controversial immigration law. One of the law's "show me your papers" provisions requires police, on reasonable suspicion, to detain anyone stopped for any reason until the person's immigration status is determined.
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Republicans Contrast Serious Romney With Slow Jammin' Obama

The RNC video was a clear attempt by the GOP to take Obama's coolness asset and turn it into a liability while at the same time taking Romney's serious and stiff managerial style and trying to make it a plus by sending the message that serious times called for a serious man.
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Justices Signal Support For Arizona Immigration Law

The early analyses of this morning's Supreme Court hearing on parts of Arizona's controversial immigration law are in. The consensus is that the majority of justices will likely uphold the state.
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Mad Cow Disease: What You Need To Know Now

The food supply is safe, federal officials say, even though a fourth case of mad cow disease has been discovered in the United States. A 2009 ban on using cattle parts in animal feed may be why cases are so infrequent.
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Who Will Clinch The Latino Vote In November?

There are big questions about Mitt Romney's ability to appeal to Latinos. Hispanic voters favor President Obama over Romney by more than two to one, according to a recent Pew poll. But not everyone is sure the president's lead will translate to votes. Host Michel Martin speaks with columnist Ruben Navarrette and Maria Teresa Kumar of Voto Latino.

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