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Texas Gov. Testifies On Crisis In Child Immigration

This week the House Committee on Homeland Security met to discuss minors entering the U.S. alone through Texas. NPR's Tamara Keith talks with correspondent John Burnett, who's been covering the surge.
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Week In Politics: Hobby Lobby, Jobs Numbers And Immigration Protests

Regular political commentators E.J. Dionne and Ramesh Ponnuru discuss the Supreme Court's decision on contraception, June jobs numbers and immigration protests in the California city of Murrieta.
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Richard Mellon Scaife, Champion Of Conservative Causes, Dies At 82

The influential American conservative Richard Mellon Scaife died Friday at the age of 82. Scaife, the billionaire heir to the Mellon family fortune, used his wealth to promote his libertarian ideas and fuel the impeachment of former President Bill Clinton.
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Calif. Town Thrusts Heated Immigration Debate Into National Spotlight

As protesters block buses full of detainees from entering a border patrol station, many Murrieta residents say the federal government is the real root of the problem.
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Bowser Lands Key Endorsement: Former D.C. Mayor Anthony Williams

D.C. mayoral candidate Muriel Bowser will have a new supporter marching alongside her at today's Palisades Parade in Northwest D.C.: Former Mayor Anthony Williams.
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At Independence Day Parades, Expect Floats, Flags — And Politicians

If you make it out to a parade today expect to see the region’s lawmakers asking for your vote.
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Red State Democrats Tread Lightly On Hobby Lobby Ruling

Some Democratic Senate hopefuls have to be more measured than others in their responses to the recent Supreme Court decision.
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Export-Import Controversy Gives Rise To A Tale Of Two Washingtons

While a debate rages over the future of the Export-Import Bank in Washington, D.C., the bank's potential demise has drawn warnings from the other Washington — Washington state. Ashley Gross of KPLU reports that businesses, labor unions and politicians are raising alarm bells about potentially severe consequences.
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Lawmakers' Step Back Toward Disclosure Driven By Optics

The House Ethics Committee is undoing a recent change to its annual financial disclosure form that deleted information about free trips members have taken. Members had explained the change as a way to streamline paperwork, particularly when more detailed information is available elsewhere. They decided the bad publicity wasn't worth the trouble.
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Is Robin Thicke Just A 'Creepy Crooner'? The 'Shop' Guys Weigh In

From fireworks to singer Robin Thicke's new album falling flat, the Barbershop guys weigh in the week's happenings.

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