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Occupy Wall Street: The Future And History, So Far

On September 17, 2011, hundreds of people gathered in Lower Manhattan to protest the growing wealth gap and Wall Street's involvement in the economic crisis. Five months later, most of the Occupy encampments across the country have been disbanded and the future of the movement remains uncertain.
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House Passes Bill That Would Ban Insider Trading By Lawmakers

The House on Thursday passed a bill that would ban congressional insider trading. With congressional approval at all-time lows, the bill was widely seen by lawmakers as a small step in restoring public confidence. But differences remain to be worked out with a Senate measure, passed last week.
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Poll: Virginians Support Drug Testing, Divided On Health

A poll shows that residents of the Commonwealth of Virginia are divided on many issues, but one that most people seem to get behind is mandatory drug testing for recipients of social services.

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Ban On Insider Trading By Lawmakers Passes House, Heads To Obama's Desk

By a nearly unanimous vote this morning the House passed the STOCK Act. It will explicitly ban insider trading by members of Congress and their staffs.
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Another Senate Campaign Could See SuperPAC Truce (Or Not)

Sen. Jon Tester, a Democrat, sent a letter to Rep. Denny Rehberg, the Republican who seeks to unseat him, requesting a truce on outside money funding negative ads for their campaigns, meaning superPACs.
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Conservatives Hope To Reach Hard-Pressed Youth

Young conservatives are bringing new energy to this year's Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) with a panel called, "Why Am I Living in My Parent's Basement?" Host Michel Martin talks with two young people attending, about how they hope to bring under-30 voters to their side of the aisle.
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With Lull In GOP Race, Candidates Fan Out And Regroup

After Rick Santorum swept Tuesday's GOP contests, he headed to Texas. Mitt Romney made a bold move and went to Georgia — Newt Gingrich's home turf.
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Obama, Monti To Discuss Europe's Debt Crisis

Italy's Prime Minister Mario Monti meets President Obama at the White House Thursday for talks, just as confidence in Italy's economy is beginning to return. The technocrat who succeeded the flamboyant Silvio Berlusconi is trying to change Italy's image abroad.

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