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U.S. House Calls On Iran To Release American Political Prisoners

Congress may soon pass a resolution calling on Iran to free several Americans being held prisoner there, and demanding information about a former FBI agent who went missing.
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Florida Lawmakers Convene Special Session To Wrangle Budget Issues

Republicans who control the Governor's mansion and both chambers of the state legislature are at an impasse over the issue of health care and whether to expand Medicaid under the Affordable Care Act.
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Justices: Retailer Can't Refuse To Hire Someone Because She Wears Hijab

Samantha Elauf wore a headscarf to a job interview at an Abercrombie & Fitch store, and was denied a position because of it. On Monday, the Supreme Court ruled that that was clearly wrong.
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What Do Virginia's Local Primary Campaigns Spend Cash On Anyway?

The political consultants need to get paid, and that direct mail needs postage. Then there's the website and the campaign staff. These are the things candidates in the upcoming Virginia primary are spending big money on.
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Americans Say They Want The Patriot Act Renewed ... But Do They, Really?

A new poll says Americans want NSA data collection renewed. Yet another recent survey says Americans want better controls on what kind of data the government can collect. What's going on?
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Supreme Court Sides With Immigrant Caught With Pills In His Sock

The court ruled Monday that a law requiring the deportation of immigrants who violate any kind of drug regulation did not justify deporting a man who was caught with Adderall in his sock.
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U.S. Criticizes China For Construction In South China Sea

China and the U.S. exchanged criticisms on the South China Sea over the weekend. So far, neither side appears willing to either compromise on the disputed waters, or to escalate the dispute.
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NSA Bulk Collection On Hold As Senate Considers Bill

The U.S. Senate is racing to move forward a bill that, had it been passed in time, would have kept key provisions of the Patriot Act from expiring Sunday night.
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Sen. Lindsay Graham Enters Crowded Field Of GOP Presidential Hopefuls

Republican primary voters rank foreign policy as their top issue in this election, and no one takes a more hawkish stance than South Carolina Sen. Lindsay Graham. Using that platform, Graham announced his intention to run for president Monday in the small town where he grew up.
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San Diego Homeowners Rip Up Their Lawns In Exchange For Rebates

The massive California drought means homeowners are coming to terms with the fact that water used on their lawns is water wasted. Many cities are offering rebates for people who take out their grass. But the conversion away from grass is still sometimes a tough sell.

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