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Senate OKs Bill To Boost Hiring Of Veterans

The measure is the first sliver of President Obama's $447 billion jobs package to win bipartisan approval in the Senate. And it couldn't come soon enough: Nearly 1 in 8 veterans who left the service in the past decade is unemployed — a higher jobless rate than the national average.
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Political Paralysis Worsens European Debt Crisis

It's not so much that the European debt relief turned out to be inadequate — it was the politics that proved unrealistic. When leaders don't seem to know what to do, panic sets in. The same inability in Washington to tackle big, systemic problems may cause long-term harm to the American economy.
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Virginia Sen. Houck Concedes Loss

Republicans now control all three statewide offices in Virginia, as state senator Edd Houck has conceded a narrow loss in District 17.

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Newly Released Testimony Is Vintage Nixon

The National Archives has released President Nixon's long-secret grand jury testimony in the Watergate scandal from 1975. In it, the former president is manipulative, self-pitying and as unrevealing as possible.
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No Joint Press Conference For Cain Accusers, Lawyer Says

Karen Kraushaar, who settled a harassment complaint against GOP hopeful Herman Cain, wanted to speak out with the three other women who have also accused Cain of harassment.
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Senate Panel Votes To Repeal Marriage Act

The Senate Judiciary Committee approved on party lines a bill to repeal the Defense of Marriage Act, the first actual vote in Congress to undo the law currently entangled in numerous legal challenges.

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