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Labor And Business Can Agree On This: Congress Should Act On Immigration

Unions and employers both called for congressional action after the Supreme Court blocked White House plans to defer some deportations.
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Senators Reach Deal On National GMO Labeling Bill

The new bill would require companies to disclose genetically modified ingredients in food products. But critics dislike that this information does not have to appear directly on the food label.
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Depressed Teen's Struggle To Find Mental Health Care In Rural California

After a teenager attempted suicide, her parents searched in vain for therapists who would take their insurance and were accepting new patients. The family paid for therapy with credit cards instead.
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A Victory For Affirmative Action, And For Many Colleges A Sigh Of Relief

By a 4-3 vote, the Supreme Court has upheld the use of race in admissions at the University of Texas at Austin. Much of higher education welcomed the decision.
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Jury Clears Led Zeppelin In 'Stairway To Heaven' Plagiarism Suit

A California jury has ruled that the members of Led Zeppelin did not steal the melody that opens a seminal song in rock history.
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House Democrats End 26-Hour Sit-In Over Gun Control

House Democrats continued a sit in on the floor of the chamber overnight and into Thursday to force a vote on gun legislation. Speaker Paul Ryan adjourned the House until July 5.
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Supreme Court Upholds Affirmative Action In College Admissions

The Supreme Court upheld affirmative action in college admissions Thursday in a 4-3 ruling on the University of Texas' use of race as a factor in a program to increase diversity in the student body.
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The Long History Of Sit-Ins As A Form Of Political Expression

NPR's Audie Cornish talks to David Meyer, a sociology professor at the University of California, Irvine, about the historical use of the sit-in and its origins as a form of political expression.
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Supreme Court Tie Blocks Obama Immigration Actions

A Supreme Court tie vote on Thursday blocked President Obama's plan to shield millions of immigrants from deportation.
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Immigrants React To Supreme Court Blockage Of Obama Actions

A tied Supreme Court left in place a lower court decision preventing the president from keeping millions of people from deportation. They are the parents of citizens or lawful permanent residents.

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