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U.S. Boosts Security At Facilities Ahead Of Torture Report's Release

The White House says the report "could lead to a greater risk" to U.S. facilities and individuals around the world, but that the president supported the Senate's release scheduled for Tuesday.
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A Fleeting Peek At The Prince And The President

Prince William visited with President Obama in the Oval Office on Monday, where reporters were privy to inaudible small talk.
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Democratic Mayors Back Obama's Immigration Plan, Citing Economic Benefits

Some 20 U.S. mayors meeting in New York hope to persuade some 4 million undocumented residents to come forward and apply for deferred action.
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Landrieu's Loss Flips Lingering Holdout Of Democrats' 'Solid South'

In her runoff against Republican Bill Cassidy, incumbent Sen. Mary Landrieu, D.-La., didn't just lose — she was walloped. The win gave the GOP complete dominance of the Deep South in the Senate.
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Their Senate, Their Rules: GOP May Allow Blocking Of Nominees Again

A year after Democratic senators invoked a "nuclear option" to stop GOP filibusters of confirmation votes, Republicans are debating whether to switch back. Some say they're sick of the fighting.
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Congress Clashes Over Release Of CIA Torture Report

Senate Democrats plan to release a long-withheld torture report this week, but the State Department wants more delay because of feared repercussions — both at home and overseas.

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Mary Landrieu Loses Senate Seat In La. Runoff

Democrat Mary Landrieu was the lone Democrat from the deep south in the Senate. NPR's Arun Rath talks with Emory University professor Andra Gillespie about the changing political landscape of the South.
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GOP Unseats Sen. Mary Landrieu In Louisiana

Republicans have reason to party in New Orleans this weekend. The GOP picked up a ninth Senate seat in Louisiana's runoff election Saturday — and by a wide margin.
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Lame Duck Congress Waddles Up Against A Deadline

As Congress wraps up, it still must pass a federal budget, address immigration and release a torture report. NPR's Rachel Martin talks to Washington correspondent Mara Liasson about the agenda.
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In Troubled Times, Does 'The Black Church' Still Matter?

As the nation endures a season of racial tension, NPR's Michel Martin talks about the mission of the black church and whether it remains relevant in the social justice movement.

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