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Gun Control Bill Clears First Hurdle In Senate

Supporters rounded up more than enough votes to block a bid by some Republicans to filibuster the package. The legislation appears headed for a vote sometime next week.
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Rand Paul And Minorities, 'A Date Or A Relationship?'

Senator Rand Paul is reaching out to African-American voters. He recently visited Howard University, one of the country's most prominent historically black universities. Senator Paul talks to host Michel Martin about why he's reaching out, and what his message is for minorities.
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Rand Paul's Philosophies: Rhetoric Or Reality?

Host Michel Martin continues her interview with Senator Rand Paul. She asks whether his actions really line up with his libertarian philosophies.
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Why Obama's Budget Could Make Health Waves

The administration's budget still matters, even though it's late and the House and Senate have approved their own spending blueprints for fiscal 2014. President Obama laid down markers that could lead to changes in Medicare and Medicaid and affect funding for a broad array of health programs.
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Friday News Roundup - Domestic

President Barack Obama offers his 2014 budget plan. The Senate clears the way to debate gun control legislation. And the U.S. Postal Service will continue Saturday delivery. A panel of journalists joins Diane for analysis of the week's top national news stories.

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Renewed Optimism At Wednesday's Immigration Rally On Capitol Hill

Thousands turned out to Capitol Hill on Wednesday to call on Congress to pass comprehensive immigration reform. Unlike in past years, there was a sense that change may really be on the way.

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Heat On Capitol Hill As Immigration, Guns, Budget Converge

The heat wasn't just due to the unseasonable 90-degree temperatures. There was political heat in the form of thousands rallying for an overhaul of the nation's immigration laws. And heat in the form of activity and rhetoric on gun control and the federal budget.

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