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Single Women With Young Children Inundate U.S.-Mexico Border

The number of unaccompanied migrant kids detained at the U.S. border has skyrocketed. Officials say as many as 90,00 are expected by year's end. Now it's not just minor children rushing the border.
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New York City To Pay Millions To End Central Park Jogger Case

Officials in New York City reportedly have agreed to pay $40 million to five men who were convicted in the 1989 Central Park jogger case, but who were later exonerated.
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High Court Ruling Supports Employees In Retaliation Cases

The U.S. Supreme Court ruled on Thursday that public employees cannot be fired in retaliation for testifying truthfully on matters of public corruption or public concern.
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CDC Says Dozens Of Workers Could Have Been Exposed To Anthrax

The live anthrax bacteria may have become airborne as lab workers were transferring it from one facility to another without following the correct procedure for rendering it inert, the CDC says.
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House Republicans' Top Leadership Gets A Red-State Member

While California Rep. Kevin McCarthy was picked as the new House majority leader, more conservative members got someone closer to their ideological and regional liking for the majority whip position.
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Never Tell Them The Odds: Cities Vie To Host 'Star Wars' Collection

Star Wars creator George Lucas wants to build a museum full of movie memorabilia and fine art. But where? Both his hometown of San Francisco and Chicago, his "second home," are vying for it.
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From Supreme Court, Firm Support For Employee In Retaliation Case

The justices unanimously ruled that a public employee who testified about corruption should not have been punished for doing so. Going forward, though, some tricky questions are still undecided.
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NTSB: Truck Driver Who Hit Tracy Morgan's Limousine Was Speeding

Just before the June 7 accident, the driver of the semitrailer was traveling 20 mph over the speed limit, investigators say in a preliminary report.
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House GOP Picks McCarthy For Majority Leader; Scalise Gets Whip

California's Kevin McCarthy replaces Rep. Eric Cantor in the No. 2 leadership post. Steve Scalise of Louisiana edged out two others for the No. 3 spot.
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New York Passes Bill To Outlaw Tattooing Pets

Getting Fido inked or pierced, except for purposes of medical identification, will be against the law in New York after Gov. Cuomo signs the measure.

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