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Maryland Redistricting Plan Signed Into Law

Maryland Governor Martin O'Malley approved legislation Thursday that will shift the borders of the state's congressional districts in Democrats' favor.

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With Romney In Race, Mormon Church Steps Up Ads

As former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney tries to overcome unease about his religion in his bid for the GOP nomination, the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints has taken out billboards and TV ads in 12 new cities. The ads proclaim "I'm a Mormon" and aim to dispel misconceptions about the church.
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Fact Checking The GOP Debate

Melissa Block talks to Bill Adair, editor of the nonpartisan fact-checking website PolitiFact.com, to truth-squad some of the claims in Tuesday night's Republican presidential debate.
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Opponents Say S.C.'s Voting Law Unfair For The Poor

This year, South Carolina passed a law requiring voters to show a government-issued photo ID at the polls. It still needs approval from the Justice Department. But voting rights advocates say it will be a burden for the poor and elderly who don't have birth certificates, or who have certificates with misspelled names or wrong dates.
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Why Is College So Expensive?

Occupy Wall Street protesters say the high cost of college is one of the barriers between them and a good life. College costs have skyrocketed, though maybe not as much as you might think.
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What's Next For The Republican Pack

After six weeks of debates and fluctuations in the polls, the Republican presidential hopefuls look to dramatically shift focus to their ground games in the coming weeks. Each candidate must organize offices in the early voting states, rack up endorsements, raise money and meet voters face-to-face.
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Perry-Romney Feud Over Illegal Workers Took Oddly Long Time To Develop

With all the time he's had to prepare since 2008, you might have thought Mitt Romney would by now have a more persuasive defense to the charge that illegal immigrants once worked on his Massachusetts property. And with all the news coverage the issue got in the 2008 presidential campaign, you might have also thought Texas Gov. Rick Perry would have used the well-documented story sooner.

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