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Dogged By Scandal, DC Incumbent Goes Down In Primary

The incumbent mayor of the nation's capital will not be re-elected. A federal investigation into Vincent Gray's 2010 campaign, along with allegations lodged just weeks before the election, helped propel his closest opponent to a surprise double-digit victory in the Democratic primary.
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Cycling's Catching On In Texas, For A Very Texas Reason

Texans overwhelmingly choose cars and trucks for their commutes, but in cities like Houston, Dallas and San Antonio, policy leaders have incentives to support cycling. They say it's good for business.
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The Senate Versus The CIA: A Struggle At Flashpoint

A Senate committee vote, expected this week, marks the latest chapter in a bitter power struggle between Congress and the CIA over detention and interrogation practices.
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A State Fossil For S. Carolina Faces Mammoth Obstacle

The state senate is wrangling with amendments to insert language inspired by the book of Genesis into a bill to make the Columbian mammoth the state's fossil.
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Your Turn

D.C.'s Democratic primary results are in. GM answers questions about a recall gone wrong on the Hill. The number of Syrian refugees in Lebanon tops 1 million. We'll talk about these and other stories making headlines and capturing your attention.

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The Longevity Gap

While those in higher income brackets have seen dramatic increases in life expectancy in the past few decades, those on the lower end of the scale arent living longer, and some are even losing years. We explore the reasons behind the longevity gap.

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Supreme Court Strikes Down Overall Limits On Political Contributions

In a 5-4 decision, the court's conservative justices joined to eliminate the aggregate cap on contributions, but left in place a limit on donations to individual candidates.
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Virginia Lawmakers Still Stuck On Medicaid Expansion

A stalemate in the Virginia General Assembly threatens to shut down the state government if lawmakers can't compromise before the end of the fiscal year on July 1.

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GM CEO Pressed On Handling Of Ignition Switch Defect

GM CEO Mary Barra and the head of the National Transportation Safety Administration testified on Capitol Hill about why it took so long to fix an ignition switch linked to at least 13 deaths.
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Ryan's Budget Plan Takes Midterm Elections Into Consideration

Liberal Democrats and conservative Republicans both can find a lot to love in House Budget Committee Chairman Paul Ryan's latest budget proposal. In the Senate, there's no chance the plan will pass.

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