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For Kids In Immigration Court, Legal Counsel Is Catch As Catch Can

Advocacy groups have sued the federal government for not providing lawyers to children in deportation proceedings. Unlike criminal courts, these courts don't provide representation for defendants.
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Interpreting The IRS Emails, Washington-Style

Throughout the yearlong investigation, congressional Republicans and Democrats have taken the same evidence and come to diametrically opposed conclusions.
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Should President Obama Visit The Texas Border?

There are plenty of reasons, for and against, a presidential visit to the border. In any case, a visit wouldn't do much to diminish the criticism over the administration's handling of the crisis.
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Obama Stumps In Colorado, With Women's Vote As Backdrop

In a state that hosts one of the nation's closest Senate races, the president spoke about the women's issues that could turn the election. But Sen. Mark Udall opted not to appear alongside Obama.
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What Burritos And Sandwiches Can Teach Us About Innovation

Is a burrito a sandwich? The answer may sound simple to you ... but the question gets at the very heart of a tension that's existed for ages.
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Hobby Lobby Ruling Prompts Gay Rights Groups To Reject Prized Bill

After two decades of lobbying for the Employment Non-Discrimination Act, the National Gay and Lesbian Task Force has decided to withdraw its support for the bill. In the wake of the Supreme Court's Hobby Lobby decision, the group fears that the ENDA's broad religious exemption would allow companies to discriminate against employees for their sexual orientation or gender identity. Melissa Block speaks with the group's executive director, Rae Carey, about the move.
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Lawmakers Unearth Failures To Investigate Campus Sex Crimes

According to survey results released by Sen. Claire McCaskill, D-Mo., many American colleges are breaking the law by failing to respond to sexual assault allegations on campus.
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Senate Confirms Julian Castro As Housing Secretary

The 39-year-old mayor of San Antonio is Hispanic and a rising star in the Democratic Party. He succeeds Shaun Donovan, who was tapped to be White House budget chief.
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Ex-New Orleans Mayor Ray Nagin Gets 10 Years In Corruption Case

Nagin, who became the face of New Orleans during Hurricane Katrina, was convicted Feb. 12 of accepting hundreds of thousands of dollars in bribes and kickbacks.
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Why You Should Care Where The GOP Meets

Republicans have not won the state where they nominated their ticket since 1992, when the party renominated the first President Bush in Houston.

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