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Little Progess In Supercommittee As Deadline Nears

The congressional supercommittee that must find at least $1.2 trillion in cuts in just three weeks held another public hearing Tuesday, this time on earlier proposals to cut the deficit. A political impasse over taxes is holding up a deal, and Tuesday's testimony had little apparent effect on the panel.
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Miss. Set To Vote On Measure Making Fetus A Person

A personhood amendment on the state ballot would declare that life begins at conception. There is support for the measure in the conservative state but opposition from groups that say its broad language could limit contraception and threaten fertility treatments.
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Nonprofit Seeks To Be New Political Force

The group Americans Elect wants to show the Democratic and Republican establishments that voters want another choice in presidential candidates. But if there are questions about the group's political impact, there are others over who's financing it.
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Court To Decide If Texas Voting Maps Discriminate

Texas stands to gain four new seats in the U.S. House of Representatives if its legislative maps are approved by a federal court. The Justice Department has reservations about the redistricting plan, however, in part because it doesn't create a single new district that's majority Latino.
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In Wis., Focus Shifts From Union Law To Governor

A law that limits some collective-bargaining rights shows no signs of disappearing. Critics are now focused on recalling Gov. Scott Walker, but the governor and his allies say the law is working.

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