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Why An Immigration Deal Won't Solve The Farmworker Shortage

Many farmers are cheering government proposals to give thousands of seasonal farmworkers a path to legal status. But even if the bill passes, it won't solve the long-term trend of fewer migrants coming north to work on U.S. farms. Farmers will instead have to learn how to do more with less immigrant labor.
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Sequester Puts Some Needing Housing Aid 'Back To Square One'

Housing authorities across the country have all but stopped issuing rent vouchers as they try to deal with across-the-board spending cuts. Many newly issued vouchers have been rescinded, leaving some people homeless or doubled up with family and friends.
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D.C. Council Member Wants Redskins to Change Name

A D.C. legislator is pushing for the Washington Redskins to change their controversial team name.

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Markey, Gomez Vie For John Kerry's Senate Seat

Veteran Democratic Rep. Ed Markey, who has been in office for 36 years, will face off against novice Republican Gabriel Gomez in the race to become the next U.S. senator from Massachusetts.
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Logic Behind Obama News Conference Hard To Fathom

What stood out were the moments he seemed at a loss with the frustrations of dealing with Congress. But no matter how frustrating a president finds this dilemma, it does not advance his cause to wear his frustration in public. Yes, he must acknowledge the difficulties he faces, but he also needs to transcend them.
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Politicos Grade Obama's First 100 Days

Immigration reform, gun control, sequestration, job creation: There's been a lot on President Obama's agenda in the first 100 days of his second term. How's he fielding it all? Host Michel Martin talks with Salon columnist David Sirota and Republican strategist Ron Christie to assess the President's batting average on the issues.

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