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The 'Responsibility To Protect' In Syria And Beyond

After the 1994 genocide in Rwanda, world leaders vowed that such mass atrocities could never be allowed to happen again. In 2005, the U.N. adopted the Responsibility to Protect, a set of principles to guide the response of the international community if a government fails to protect its population.
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Occupy DC Protesters Plan To Move Forward

Occupy DC protesters say they're trying to rally today after U.S. Park Police moved into their encampments in downtown Washington over the weekend.


Poll Gives Obama 'Clear Edge' Over Romney

The latest Washington Post/ABC News survey gives the president a nine point lead over the former Massachusetts governor, who is ahead of his rivals in the race for the Republican presidential nomination.
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D.C. Elections Board To Rule On Yvette Alexander Ballot Petitions

The D.C. Board of Elections and Ethics will review the signatures submitted by Council member Yvette Alexander's campaign today and make a ruling on whether some of those ballot petitions were faulty.


Big Win In Nevada Starts Off Potential Huge Month For Romney

Mitt Romney's victory in Nevada on Saturday is only the start of what could be a big month for him. Many of the states holding caucuses and primaries in February are ones he carried in 2008.

After Deep Cuts, New Mexico Now Has Budget Surplus

In New Mexico, state lawmakers are figuring out what to do with a budget surplus. Republicans want to give some of the money to businesses, in the form of tax breaks. Democrats want to restore some of the cuts to services made over the last three years.

Voters Gear Up For Minnesota Caucuses

Minnesota holds its Republican caucuses on Tuesday. But in the race for the White House, these caucuses are just a nonbinding straw poll.
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Lawmakers Split Over Refinancing Proposal

The region's lawmakers are split on party lines over President Obama's proposal to help millions of families refinance their homes.