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South Dakota Governor Signs Law Allowing Guns In Schools

While the laws in some states might allow school employees to bring guns into classrooms, South Dakota is believed to be the first state to enact such a specific measure. It gives districts the right to set up "school sentinel" programs that train personnel.
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Bill Clinton: Defense Of Marriage Act That I Signed Is Unconstitutional

Times were different when he signed the law in 1996, the former president writes in The Washington Post. Today, he says, the act that defines marriage as between a man and a woman discriminates against same-sex couples who have become legally married.
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Analysis: 'Snowquester' Shuts Down Government, Hearing On Redskins' Name Resumes

Washington Post columnist Robert McCartney talks about whether the government made the right decision to shut down for the so-called "snowquester."

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Austerity Around The Globe

During the past five years, countries around the globe have struggled to recover from severe recessions while managing their debts. We explore the backlash against austerity around the world

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Senate Mostly Blamed For Agency And Court Vacancies, But Obama Isn't Helping

Lack of a director can leave a federal agency treading water on policy and personnel issues, and several major agencies have been leaderless for years. The Senate also needs to act before federal judgeships can be filled, and some 10 percent of those jobs are vacant.
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Watchdogs Not Celebrating Obama Group's Switch On Big Donors

Organizing for Action, which was formed from the Obama for America campaign committee to promote the president's second-term agenda, now says it won't take money from corporations or PACS. Critics say they'll believe it when they see it.
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US Foreign Policy Challenges Ahead

Foreign policy experts General Brent Scowcroft and Dr. Zbigniew Brzezinski discuss the U-S role in Syria, tensions with Iran, and the direction of U-S foreign policy.

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Early Voting And Offshore Wind Power Advance In Maryland Senate

Lawmakers in Annapolis advanced two major bills, though in dramatically different fashion.

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