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Capital Looks to Next Step After Defeat on Gun Rights

The New York Times - Tue, 07/29/2014 - 9:37pm
In the aftermath of a court victory for advocates of firearm ownership, the District of Columbia is weighing an appeal or a new law.






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Ex-First Couple’s Defense in Virginia: The State of Their Union

The New York Times - Tue, 07/29/2014 - 9:11pm
Lawyers for former Gov. Bob McDonnell and his wife, Maureen, made clear in opening arguments for the couple’s corruption trial that they planned to rely on the sordid details of their unhappy union as the basis of their legal defense.






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$1.8 Million for Ventura in Defamation Case

The New York Times - Tue, 07/29/2014 - 9:02pm
Jesse Ventura had sued the estate of Chris Kyle, a former member of the Navy SEALs, saying his book included passages about him that were defamatory.






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Judges Block Abortion Curb in Mississippi

The New York Times - Tue, 07/29/2014 - 9:01pm
A three-judge panel ruled that in closing the sole clinic, the state would have shifted its constitutional obligations to neighboring states.






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Parents of newborn kidnapped in Wisconsin testify they initially didn't suspect boy's aunt

FOX News - Tue, 07/29/2014 - 8:59pm
The parents of a baby boy who was taken from his Wisconsin home and later found in sub-zero temperatures say they trusted the relative now accused of taking him so much that they initially didn't suspect her.
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The Constitution-free agency

POLITICO - Tue, 07/29/2014 - 8:59pm
Opinion: How the Border Patrol is running amok and making a mockery of the rule of law.
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M. Caldwell Butler, a Key Vote Against Nixon, Dies at 89

The New York Times - Tue, 07/29/2014 - 8:58pm
As a freshman Republican representative and a member of the House Judiciary Committee, Mr. Butler voted to impeach President Richard M. Nixon, then wept.
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Man in the News: For Robert McDonald, New Demands at Veterans Affairs

The New York Times - Tue, 07/29/2014 - 8:58pm
Robert McDonald, a former Army officer and Procter & Gamble executive, may have been handed his biggest challenge with his confirmation as secretary of Veterans Affairs.
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Time for Equal Rights Amendment

POLITICO - Tue, 07/29/2014 - 8:58pm
Opinion: The ERA is needed to guarantee equality -- no ifs, ands or buts.
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House G.O.P. Plan on Migrants Falls Short of Obama’s Goal

The New York Times - Tue, 07/29/2014 - 8:49pm
House Republicans are proposing to spend $659 million to stem the surge of undocumented child migrants from Central America, a small fraction of the $3.7 billion President Obama seeks.






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Judge reduces New York carjacker's 57-year prison term, calling it too severe and 'unjust'

FOX News - Tue, 07/29/2014 - 8:45pm
A judge has given a New York carjacking convict a break on his a 57-year prison sentence.
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Impeachment, on G.O.P. Lips, Animates Democrats’ Base

The New York Times - Tue, 07/29/2014 - 8:38pm
The Democratic Party has used Republican discussion of impeaching President Obama to raise money from concerned Democrats for the midterm elections.






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McDonald’s Ruling Could Open Door for Unions

The New York Times - Tue, 07/29/2014 - 8:37pm
If upheld, the decision by the National Labor Relations Board’s general counsel could upend employment practices in the fast-food industry and invite unionization.
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Corcoran Chairman Defends Merger Plan in Court

The New York Times - Tue, 07/29/2014 - 8:33pm
The Corcoran Gallery of Art is seeking approval for a plan to have other institutions absorb its collection, while opponents contend that is not necessary.






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Witness: Mom went 50 MPH with son on car

CNN - Tue, 07/29/2014 - 8:29pm
Two Ohio men say they recorded a mother driving down the street with her 19-year-old son on the roof of her car.
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Colorado Clerk Told to Stop Issuing Marriage Licenses to Gay Couples

The New York Times - Tue, 07/29/2014 - 8:25pm
The Colorado Supreme Court halted the practice a month after a handful of county clerks had defied a ban in the state Constitution.






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National Briefing | Washington: Proposal to Move F.B.I.’s. Headquarters to Suburbs

The New York Times - Tue, 07/29/2014 - 8:19pm
The General Services Administration named two sites in Maryland and one in Northern Virginia as finalists for the new headquarters.






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National Briefing | West: California: 4 Teenagers Charged With Murder Over the Beating of a Graduate Student

The New York Times - Tue, 07/29/2014 - 8:19pm
The suspects were charged in the beating of a University of Southern California graduate student with a baseball bat and wrench as he walked to his off-campus apartment.






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Theodore Van Kirk, 93, Enola Gay Navigator, Dies

The New York Times - Tue, 07/29/2014 - 8:14pm
Mr. Van Kirk, a navigator, guided a flight that, six-and-a-half hours after takeoff, reached Hiroshima with its atomic bomb just seconds behind schedule.
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National Briefing | New England: Massachusetts: Lawmakers Finalize Bill Aimed at Protesters Outside Abortion Clinics

The New York Times - Tue, 07/29/2014 - 8:14pm
The bill would allow the police to disperse an assembly of one or more that “substantially impedes” passage to a clinic entrance.






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