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Virginia's 'Tebow Bill' Dies In Committee

A bill that would have allowed home-schooled students to participate on sports teams at public schools has died, after a committee voted it down 8-7 Thursday.

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In Delegate Race, Romney's Victories Amount To Less Than Meets The Eye

The combination of Michigan's delegate allocation rule and Arizona's rule-violating winner-take-all contest could mean that Mitt Romney's twin victories provide him little ultimate benefit — and highlight again the dual-track GOP primary campaign.
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Putin Biography Chronicles Rise Of A 'Street Thug'

Media suppression, corruption and murder have marked the regime of Vladimir Putin, who is running for his third term as president in Russia's election next week. His rise to power is spelled out in journalist Masha Gessen's new book, The Man Without a Face.
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Conservative Publisher Breitbart Dead At 43

Conservative publisher Andrew Breitbart died Thursday in Los Angeles. For more on the Breitbart's life, Steve Inskeep talks with Dave Weigel of Slate.com.
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Thursday Political Grab Bag: Obama To Call For Ending Oil Firm Tax Breaks

With gas prices rising and Republicans blaming him, President Obama was expected to call for an end to oil company tax breaks. Meanwhile, Mitt Romney said he does indeed support a bill that would allow employers to not provide health insurance coverage for contraceptives.
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Moran Reprimands Metro For 'Go To Hell Barack' Ad

Northern Virginia Rep. Jim Moran is criticizing Metro for allowing the posting of an ad telling the President to "go to hell" at the Clarendon Metro station.

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Congress Works To Mend Economy, Approval Ratings

House Majority leader Eric Cantor is pushing a package of small business bills that also has the support of President Obama. The rare instance of cooperation could mark a change in strategy for the House following historically low approval numbers for Congress and rising poll numbers for the president.

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