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Sen. Heidi Heitkamp

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Sen. Heidi Heitkamp

Heitkamp Gun-Control Vote Puts National Polls in Perspective

As they vow to continue their fight, backers of the expanded firearm background-check measure derailed in the Senate today — beginning with President Barack Obama — are pounding away at poll results showing that 90 percent of American voters support the...

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The area of Boylston Street after two explosions occurred along the final stretch of the Boston Marathon on April 15, 2013.

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The area of Boylston Street after two explosions occurred along the final stretch of the Boston Marathon on April 15, 2013.

Boston Bombing Spurs Internet Tracking

As officials continue to pursue suspects in the Boston Marathon bombings, the highest-profile act of terror in the U.S. since the Sept. 11 attacks on New York City and the Pentagon in 2001, individuals are taking to the Internet in efforts to identify potential...

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Rep. Frank Pallone, D-N.J., makes notes on some papers as he sits on the Senate steps.

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Rep. Frank Pallone, D-N.J., makes notes on some papers as he sits on the Senate steps.

Best-Funded House Members: Top-Ten Hold $25 Million

The House Ways and Means Committee is widely viewed as an A-list panel because of an expansive jurisdiction that includes tax, trade and health policy. Another advantage: committee members can also raise substantial campaign funds from the many companies that...

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Home sales at the River Valley Highlands neighborhood in Lancaster, Ohio.

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Home sales at the River Valley Highlands neighborhood in Lancaster, Ohio.

Home-buying? Forgo College

If you want to own a house, it may pay to be less educated. Homeownership rates among 30-year-olds with student debt plunged in 2012 more than for those without, according to an analysis published today by researchers at the New...

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