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What Do Tuesday's Results Mean For November?

Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker survived a recall election. Also, voters went to polls in five primaries, including California and New Mexico where Latinos make up more than a third of the populations. Host Michel Martin takes a look at what the results mean with Wisconsin Public Radio's Shawn Johnson and Gabriel Sanchez of Latino Decisions.
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Pro-Labor Agreement Dropped From Dulles Rail Plan

Airports authority board members voted against a pro-labor agreement for the construction of the next phase of the Dulles rail line this morning.

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Seven Ways Wisconsin's Recall Vote May Matter To You

Gov. Scott Walker's recall election victory might not seem like it would have much relevance outside the Badger State. But the outcome may embolden other governors to follow Walker's lead and move against public employee unions. It also could boost conservatives and disrupt President Obama's re-election strategy.
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D.C. Council Chair Kwame Brown Charged With Bank Fraud

D.C. Council Chairman Kwame Brown is likely to plead guilty to federal fraud charges filed Wednesday. Sources say he may officially resign before the end of the week.

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Win For Wisconsin's Walker Seen As Blow For Democrats, Boost For The GOP

The morning-after analyses are focusing on the lift Republicans have gotten. But bear in mind that a lot can happen between now and November.
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Gov. Walker Survives Recall, Vows To Unite Wisconsin

Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett, a Democrat, conceded to Republican Governor Scott Walker Tuesday night. Democrats and labor unions tried to oust Walker in response to his push to strip public employee unions of bargaining rights.
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Seattle Catholics Divided On Repealing Gay Marriage

Wednesday is the deadline in Washington State to get a ban on same-sex marriage onto the fall ballot. The legislature legalized gay marriage earlier this year. One of the biggest proponents of the repeal is the Catholic Archdiocese of Seattle. It wants all of its parishes to actively campaign against same-sex marriage, but some are refusing.
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Rep. Pascrell Victorious In Redrawn N.J. District

In New Jersey, Democratic Rep. Bill Pascrell soundly defeated his colleague Democratic Rep. Steve Rothman in a nasty member versus member primary on Tuesday. Rothman and Pascrell arrived in Washington 16 years ago from neighboring districts.
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Why Does The Mortgage-Interest Tax Deduction Still Exist?

If you own a home in the U.S., if you have a mortgage, you can deduct the interest you pay on that mortgage from your taxes. It's a popular, well-entrenched policy. But according to one policy adviser in Washington, "the mortgage-interest deduction ... makes no sense."
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How Walker Held On To His Job In Wisconsin

Gov. Scott Walker beat back a recall attempt in Wisconsin on Tuesday by doing what he had to do, turning out huge majorities in the Republican enclaves of the state — especially in its eastern half near Lake Michigan.

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