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Bipartisan Senate Group Kick-Starts Immigration Battle

A bipartisan plan unveiled Monday to overhaul the U.S. immigration system frames a pitched debate expected in Congress around the areas of border enforcement, a path to citizenship for those already in the country, and the future flow of new arrivals.
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Adoption And The Foster Care System

The District is working to revamp its Child and Family Services to better support families, foster parents and children.

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'Anything That Moves': Civilians And The Vietnam War

In a new book, Nick Turse says the pressure on U.S. forces to produce a body count during the Vietnam War led to mass civilian deaths. "The idea," he says, "was that the Vietnamese, they weren't really people."
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D.C. To Determine What To Do With Estimated $400M Surplus

The District of Columbia will have to decide what to do with an estimated $400 million surplus from tax revenues from 2012. 

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Analysis: Lawmakers Still Working On Deal For Spending Cuts

David Hawkings, editor of the CQ Roll Call Daily Briefing, talks about the latest in the across-the-board spending cuts.

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Analysis: Lawmakers Still Working On Deal For Spending Cuts

David Hawkings, editor of the CQ Roll Call Daily Briefing, talks about the latest in the across-the-board spending cuts.

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'Path To Citizenship' Part Of Senators' Bipartisan Immigration Plan

Eight senators — four Democrats and four Republicans — are unveiling what they say is a comprehensive immigration overhaul. It would let undocumented immigrants with no criminal records get probationary legal residency if they pay fines and taxes. Full citizenship might come after other reforms.

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It's Splitsville Between GOP & Hillary Clinton; Fox Breaks Up With Sarah Palin

The "affection" Republicans have had for Hillary Clinton the past four years — feelings no doubt expressed in order to contrast how they felt about President Obama — seems to have come to an end, now that she may become their opponent in 2016. And it's also splitsville between Fox and Sarah Palin.
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Hemp Gets The Green Light In New Colorado Pot Measure

Colorado's vote to approve recreational use of marijuana also legalized its relative hemp, which is grown for food and other everyday uses, not for its high. Large-scale commercial farmers may be in line to benefit, but growing hemp is still illegal under federal law.

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