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Alvaro Vargas Llosa: "Global Crossings"

Immigration policy has long been an emotionally and politically charged topic. Journalist and author Alvaro Vargas Llosa examines the causes and consequences of human migration, and argues that immigrants' economic contributions far outweigh the costs.

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Jeffrey Thompson Associate Charged In D.C. Corruption Case

A former employee of a D.C. businessman at the center of a federal corruption investigation has been charged with making straw political donations.


5 Things To Know About America's Fastest-Growing Counties

Energy production, military realignment, Hispanic immigration, student enrollment and changing retirement patterns are among the forces driving population gains in America's fastest-growing counties.
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Gun Control Debate Continues Six Months After Newtown

Family members of the victims of the Newtown shooting honored their lost loved ones in a remembrance at the Capitol.


In Gay America, Optimism Abounds As Stigma Persists, Pew Says

Lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender adults say they feel more accepted in society than they did 10 years ago, and they're overwhelmingly optimistic that the trend will continue. But a sweeping new Pew Center survey of the LGBT community also finds a persistent social stigma.

Judge Reluctantly Approves Government Plan For Morning-After Pill

Women and teenagers should soon be able to buy emergency contraception with no age restrictions, according to a federal district judge's memorandum. But the Obama administration's plan will put just one brand-name formulation of the "morning after" pill on store shelves.

Senate Rejects Measure To Delay 'Path To Citizenship'

The amendment to the broader immigration overhaul would have blocked the centerpiece of the legislation until after the U.S.-Mexico border had been deemed secure for six months.

Natural DNA Cannot Be Patented, Supreme Court Rules

A Utah biotech company argued that its discovery of two genes highly associated with breast and ovarian cancer deserved to be patented. A unanimous court disagreed. Researchers, medical groups and patients had been pushing for the patent to be denied.