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Virginia State Delegate Indicted On Sex Charges

A state delegate in Virginia's Henrico County is facing criminal charges over an alleged sexual relationship with a teenage girl.
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Should Maryland Move Its Primary Date?

Turnout in last week's Maryland primary was around 20 percent statewide, and even lower in Montgomery County, the state's largest jurisdiction. Would an earlier primary help?
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Obama Vows To Flex Executive Authority On Immigration Policy

President Obama announced that he would take several steps on his own regarding immigration issues — including the tens of thousands of children who have swarmed to the U.S. border in recent weeks.
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Obama Taps Former Procter & Gamble Chief To Helm VA

President Obama has picked Robert McDonald, the former CEO of Procter & Gamble, to lead the Department of Veterans Affairs. If confirmed by the Senate, McDonald will face a difficult task. The VA is is embroiled in a controversy over falsified and lengthy wait times for veterans.
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Obama Says He Will Use Executive Action To Address Immigration System

The move comes about a week after Republican House Speaker John Boehner threatened to sue the president over his use of executive actions. Obama said the majority of Americans want immigration reform.
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Obama To Request $2 Billion To Deal With Border Issue

The huge numbers of illegal migrant children has overwhelmed detention center. His request comes at a time when GOP leaders say Obama's idea of flexibility means taking the law into his own hands.
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Supreme Court To Rule On Hobby Lobby Contraception Case

The U.S. Supreme Court wraps up its term Monday. It will decide whether health insurance that for-profit employers offer workers must include birth control over the employer's religious objections.
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Obama To Nominate Ex-Procter & Gamble Chief To Head VA

President Obama's choice to head the Department of Veterans Affairs is former Procter & Gamble CEO Robert McDonald. He is West Point grad from a military family, and would lead an agency in crisis.
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Meet The Newest American Running Mate: The Rifle

In Texas and elsewhere, guns are playing major roles this campaign season. Politicians have opened fire in ads, literally, and embraced the gun as a symbol of their conservative street cred.
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For Tipped Workers, A Different Minimum Wage Battle

The debate over the federal minimum wage, which raised to $7.25 in 2009, is playing out across the country. Meanwhile, the minimum wage for tipped workers hasn't gone up for 23 years.

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