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Justice Department To File Corruption Charges Against Sen. Menendez

The Justice Department plans to file corruption charges against Sen. Robert Menendez, D-N.J., alleging that he did political favors for a friend and donor.
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Russian Democracy Activist Says Nemtsov's Death A Major Turning Point

The murder of high-profile Russian democracy activist Boris Nemtsov has sent a chill through the Russian pro-democracy movement, says Leonid Gozman. The longtime reform proponent tells NPR's Melissa Block he sees Nemtsov's death last week as a major turning point.
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Source: Justice Dept. Prepares To Charge N.J. Sen. Menendez With Corruption

It is alleged the Democrat did political favors for a friend and donor; it's not clear when charges will be filed. In a press conference Friday night, Menendez said he'd always acted lawfully.
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Obama Returns To Selma For 50th Anniversary Of Historic March

The president will speak in Selma, Ala., on Saturday, a half-century after civil rights marchers were beaten and tear-gassed by state troopers.
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Fairfax County Supervisors Approve Pay Bump For Themselves

Members of the Fairfax County Board of Supervisors are about to start earning more money, as the current members have approved a measure that will raise salaries for the next board.
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Van Hollen's Bid For Mikulski's Senate Seat Further Shakes Up Maryland Delegation

Maryland congressman Chris Van Hollen’s announcement he’s running in the Democratic primary for the open U.S. Senate seat is the beginning of a reshuffling of the state’s delegation in Congress.
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Administration Fights Case That Would Assign Lawyers To Minors Seeking Asylum

Tens of thousands of unaccompanied minors are moving through immigration courts without legal representation. An ACLU lawsuit calls for the government to provide them with lawyers.
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House Panel Questions Gen. Campbell About Readiness Of Afghan Force

Congress wants to know whether the U.S. military tried to hide problems with the Afghan military force. Afghans are leading the fight against the Taliban — with U.S. troops mostly in the background.
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'Zionist Union' Party Creates A Stir In Israeli Elections

The opposition to Benjamin Netanyahu's Likud Party in the Israeli elections calls itself the "Zionist Union" as it looks to claim the country's middle-ground voters.
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Opposition To Kindergarten Testing In Maryland Gains Bipartisan Momentum

The state Senate's Republican leader and teachers unions agree on at least one thing: Standardized tests for kindergarteners are a problem.

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