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Gov. Rick Scott On Florida Showdown With Feds

Florida's controversial voter eligibility program is intended to purge non-citizens from its rosters. State election officials say it's necessary to protect the integrity of elections. But the U.S. Justice Department has filed a lawsuit, saying eligible voters could get caught up. Host Michel Martin talks to Florida Governor Rick Scott.
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Council Member Phil Mendelson Gets Vote For D.C. Council Chair

D.C. Council member Phil Mendelson will serve as the council's interim chair until November. 

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Jim Moran Beats Challenger In Democratic Primary

Northern Virginia Rep. Jim Moran easily beat challenger Bruce Shuttleworth in Tuesday's Virginia primary; now, it's on to face a familiar opponent, Republican Patrick Murray. 

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With Primary Done, George Allen Gears Up For Tight Senate Race

After George Allen's easy win in the Republican primary for the Virginia U.S. Senate race yesterday, pretty much every metric is predicting a very tight race this November between Allen and Democratic candidate Tim Kaine.  

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Democrat Wins Ariz. Test Of 2012 Themes; 'Fighting Sioux' Retired In N.D.

Ron Barber, a former aide to Rep. Gabrielle Giffords, will serve the remaining seven months of her term. Republicans tried to tie him to President Obama's policies. Barber painted his Tea Party-supported opponent as "extreme."
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Incumbents Emerge Victorious In Alexandria Primary

A tight race in yesterday's primary in Alexandria ended with six candidates — most of them who have served on the city council before — winning Democratic spots on the ballot out of a field of 14. 

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Ariz. Voters Pick Giffords' Aide To Replace Her

Voters in Southern Arizona decided Tuesday who will replace former U.S. Rep. Gabrielle Giffords for the remainder of her term: her former district director, Ron Barber. Giffords resigned from Congress in January to focus on recovery from injuries she suffered in a shooting in early 2011. Barber was also injured. His Republican opponent, Tucson businessman Jesse Kelly, narrowly lost to Giffords two years ago.
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Georgia Peanut Farmers Resist Farm Bill Changes

Farmers in the South are paying close attention to the debate in Washington over the farm bill. They're not so happy that farmers in the Midwest appear to be getting a better deal than they are.

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