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Polls Close In Tight British Election, Show Lead For Conservative Party

Most analysts are predicting a lead for the Conservatives in Thursday's U.K. general election. But the closeness of the election might leave Britain facing a period of coalition building.
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Appeals Court Rules NSA's Bulk Collection Program Is Illegal

The Second Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals ruled Thursday that the National Security Agency's bulk collection of phone records — which was revealed by former NSA contractor Edward Snowden — is illegal.
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Congress Temporarily Renews Funding Program For Rural Schools

Rural counties and school districts can now breathe a sigh of relief. Federal money for schools to offset the loss of tax revenue from nontaxable federal lands expired last September. The fix was tucked into another bill, but it's only temporary.
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New Public-Corruption Chief Vows To Not Shy Away

Raymond Hulser, the new chief of the Justice Department's Public Integrity Section, said his unit is committed to prosecuting "important and tough" cases and bringing them to trial.
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Senate Votes For Congressional Oversight Of Iran Nuclear Deal

The measure, which now goes to the House for consideration, enjoyed overwhelming bipartisan support, passing by a 98-1 vote.
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China, India Surpass Mexico As Leading Sources Of New Immigrants To U.S.

A surge from Asia, and a decline in new arrivals from Mexico, change the outlook for U.S. demographics.
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#TBT: Fiorina's 'Demon Sheep' Went Down In Political Ad Infamy

Carly Fiorina's presidential launch this week was rather calm compared to her first bid for office five years ago, which gave us one of the most bizarre political ads of all time.
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Meet The Tea Party's New Favorite Candidate

Tea Party Republicans are trying to make a comeback and have found one candidate to get behind for the Senate in 2016 — Florida's Ron DeSantis, a former JAG Corps lawyer and Yale baseball captain.
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A Long Way From Wax Cylinders, Library Of Congress Slowly Joins The Digital Age

Through the library's website, you can listen to the recording of a former slave or millions of other items. But critics say the library needs to move more aggressively to adjust to the digital age.
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Abortion Debate In Virginia Comes With A Lot Of Campaign Cash

The state's current attorney general is overturning a ruling from the previous attorney general that would have shut down most of the abortion clinics in the state, and the issue isn't just about regulations and politics. It's also about money.

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