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Emails Show How 'Fast and Furious' Ambush News Unfolded At Justice Dept.

For the first time, the Justice Department has made public a series of sensitive messages that passed to the highest levels of the agency within hours of an ambush that killed a U.S. border patrol agent in 2010, igniting a national scandal over a gun trafficking investigation gone wrong.
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Higher Dropout Age May Not Lead To More Diplomas

In his State of the Union address, President Obama called on every state to require students to stay in school until they graduate or turn 18. But unimpressive results in states that already have that requirement raise questions about how effective the initiative would really be.
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Military Drops 'Birth Control Glasses' For Fresher Pair

Over 22 years, the military's thick-framed, large-lensed, standard-issue glasses have developed a reputation for seriously hurting their wearer's chances of getting a date. Now, the military is finally offering a new design.
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Obama Stresses Importance Of College Affordability

President Obama told students in Michigan that their universities should stop raising tuition so much faster than the rate of inflation.
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Week In Politics: State Of The Union; Republican Debates

Robert Siegel speaks with our regular political commentators, E.J. Dionne of the Washington Post and Brookings Institution, and David Brooks of the New York Times.
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Obama Offers House Dems A Pep Talk

President Obama dropped in on the House Democrats' retreat in Cambridge, Md., Friday afternoon, offering encouragement and a pep talk.
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Obama Vs. Gingrich? More Reasons GOP Fears The Matchup

Political analyst Stuart Rothenberg projects that President Obama would bury Newt Gingrich in the Electoral College. The president has also gained ground against Mitt Romney.

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