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Voting Rights Fight Takes New Direction

Voting rights activists say they're seeing a change in the debate this year — fewer new restrictions and, in some places, a hint of bipartisanship.
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When A Record Quake Struck Alaska, One Small Church Survived

Two residents of Old Harbor, Alaska, recall the 9.2 earthquake that devastated the town 50 years ago Thursday. It remains the largest recorded earthquake in North America and the second in the world.
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Internal Report Clears Christie Of Bridgegate, But Dems Don't Buy It

Gov. Chris Christie's administration has released the results of an internal investigation into the George Washington Bridge lane closures. The report clears Christie of wrongdoing, but New Jersey Democrats question its validity.
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With $1B In Aid For Ukraine, Congress Puts Money Where Its Mouth Is

Congress has approved a billion-dollar aid package for Ukraine. Both chambers voted in favor, two days after Senate Democrats removed a provision to overhaul the International Monetary Fund.
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In First Visit To The Vatican, Obama Finds Himself Moved

President Obama and Pope Francis met for the first time at the Vatican. The meeting is intended to mark a fresh start for the administration's sometimes-strained relationship with Catholic leadership.
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IMF Bailout Comes With A Hefty Side Of Pain For Ukrainians

The International Monetary Fund has agreed to a large bailout for Ukraine's struggling economy, but the austerity measures that come with it will have a severe impact on the population.
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A Tour Of The Tragedy In Washington Mudslide Zone

As rescue efforts continue at the site of the mudslide in Washington, reporters are being allowed into the mudslide zone. Among them was Northwest News Network's Tom Banse, and he offers this report.
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Air Force Roots Out Cheaters In Ranks — As Well As Why They Did It

The Air Force has implicated some 100 officers in a cheating scandal at U.S. nuclear missile bases. Its investigation has found an issue: Officers often feel pressure to achieve near-perfect scores.
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The Search For The Perfect Cup Of Coffee Can Be Such A Grind(er)

It's the holy grail of the coffee world: a grinder that optimizes flavor from every bean. An Idaho couple has spent years perfecting a hand-cranked machine that's as good as much pricier models.
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9 Missile Commanders Fired, Others Disciplined In Air Force Scandal

The actions stem from a scandal over cheating on proficiency exams at the 341st Missile Wing at Malmstrom Air Force Base in Montana.

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