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Minn. Lawmaker Says Sorry For "Uncle Thomas" Tweet

Posted: 06/26/2013 - A Democratic legislator from Minnesota swiftly apologized Tuesday for a tweet he sent that referred to Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas as "Uncle Thomas" following a major ruling on the nation's landmark voting rights law.

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Texas GOP Admits Abortion Limits Vote Came Too Late

Posted: 06/26/2013 - Hundreds of jeering protesters helped stop Texas lawmakers from passing one of the toughest abortion measures in the country, shouting down Senate Republicans and forcing them to miss a midnight deadline to pass the bill.

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Obama To Limit Coal Plants; Keystone Future Depends on Pollution Risk

Posted: 06/25/2013 - He directs EPA to establish carbon pollution standards for coal plants. On the sensitive prospect of the Canada-to-Texas Keystone pipeline through Kansas, Obama said it would only come about if the project does not significantly worsen carbon pollution.

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FBI's 10 Most Wanted: June 25

Posted: 06/25/2013 - The FBI is offering rewards for information leading to the apprehension of the Ten Most Wanted Fugitives. Select the images of suspects to display more information.

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Supreme Court Strikes Down Section Of Voting Rights Act

Posted: 06/25/2013 - The Supreme Court on Tuesday struck down a section of the Voting Rights Act, weakening a tool the federal government has used for nearly five decades to block discriminatory voting laws.

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7 Hurt When Bus Slams Into Mass. House

Posted: 06/25/2013 - A regional transit bus crashed into a house in the central Massachusetts town of Auburn, injuring seven people, a fire official said Monday.

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Major Sponsor Drops Paula Deen

Posted: 06/24/2013 - The announcement from Smithfield Foods is another harsh blow after Food Network announced on Friday that it will not be renewing its contract with the 66-year-old Southern cooking personality.

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Report: IRS Targeted Liberal Groups, Too

Posted: 06/24/2013 - The IRS targeting was more widespread than previously revealed. The use of so-called BOLO lists to screen applicants has been halted. Official says an ongoing IRS probe of targeting finds no evidence yet of outside influence. The FBI and several congressional committees also are investigating

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Justice Department Freezes Funding To Big Brothers Big Sisters

Updated: 06/24/2013 - The Justice Department Inspector General says Big Brothers Big Sisters improperly co-mingled federal taxpayer funds with its general fund. In other words, there's no way to know whether the money was spent on the intended programs.

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Missing Red Panda From National Zoo Found In D.C.

Posted: 06/24/2013 - A Twitter photo and phone tip from a resident helped animal keepers track down a red panda in a Washington neighborhood Monday after it went missing from the National Zoo.

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