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Andrew Holmes hands out flyers offering a $40,000 reward for the arrest of the killer of Hadiya Pendleton, on Feb. 2, 2013 in Chicago.

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Andrew Holmes hands out flyers offering a $40,000 reward for the arrest of the killer of Hadiya Pendleton, on Feb. 2, 2013 in Chicago.

Gun-Plagued Chicago: Won’t You Come Home, President Obama?

As gun violence plagues Chicago, an editorial and a news story in President Barack Obama’s hometown newspapers this week have called on him to come home to help address the city’s shootings and murder problem. An editorial in today’s Chicago...

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Immigrants from the Dominican Republic wait to see an immigration lawyer on Jan. 31, 2013 in New York City. They were visiting the CUNY Citizenship Now Express Center, a non-profit that helps some 8,000 immigrants in the New York area navigate through the complicated process of acquiring U.S. Citizenship.

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Immigrants from the Dominican Republic wait to see an immigration lawyer on Jan. 31, 2013 in New York City. They were visiting the CUNY Citizenship Now Express Center, a non-profit that helps some 8,000 immigrants in the New York area navigate through the complicated process of acquiring U.S. Citizenship.

Path to Citizenship Supported: Poll Shows Obama-Immigration Support

Updated at 11:20 am EST As bipartisan groups of lawmakers in both the Senate and House craft proposals for revamping the nation’s immigration laws — including a potential path to citizenship for many of the 11 million undocumented immigrants already...

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A postal worker loads her delivery vehicle with mail in Huntington Station, New York.

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A postal worker loads her delivery vehicle with mail in Huntington Station, New York.

Washington Daybook: Please, Mr. Postman

Written with Chelsea Mes The end of Saturday mail deliveries may be announced today as Postmaster General Patrick Donahoe outlines changes necessary to addresses a $15.9 billion loss in the most recent fiscal year. The Republicans’ quest to gain a...

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The rear exterior and pool of the newly constructed mansion in New Jersey.

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The rear exterior and pool of the newly constructed mansion in New Jersey.

Top-10 Congressional Districts: Household Income

The Census Bureau has begun to release demographic and economic data for redrawn congressional districts that became effective this year, yielding valuable insight about the constituencies of the 435 members of the U.S. House of Representatives. Following are the 10...

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Oprah Winfrey speaks with Lance Armstrong during an interview regarding the controversy surrounding his cycling career on Jan. 14, 2013 in Austin, Texas.

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Oprah Winfrey speaks with Lance Armstrong during an interview regarding the controversy surrounding his cycling career on Jan. 14, 2013 in Austin, Texas.

Armstrong’s Confessions Stir No Interest from Federal Prosecutor

After weeks of public lashings and millions in lost sponsorship deals, Lance Armstrong finally received a shred of good news today. While Armstrong’s primetime television doping confession may have changed how people feel about the cancer-surviving former cycling champion, one...

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Jerry Brown, governor of California, in Sacramento, California.

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Jerry Brown, governor of California, in Sacramento, California.

Jerry Brown: Rick Perry’s Radio Ads ‘Barely’ (Ahem, Register) in California

Gov. Jerry Brown isn’t worried about the miniscule amount of money that  Texas Gov. Rick Perry is spending on radio ads airing in California urging companies there to leave for the Lone Star state. The 30-second ad features Perry knocking...

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President Barack Obama urged the Congress to take action to avoid sequester cuts with a short term budget fix today.

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President Barack Obama urged the Congress to take action to avoid sequester cuts with a short term budget fix today.

Obama Seeks Short-Term Cuts, Taxes

President Barack Obama called on Congress today to approve another round of short-term budget cuts and also changes in the tax code to eliminate some “loopholes” and avert the next deadline for automatic spending cuts. “If we’re serious about paying...

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Sean Eldridge, president of Hudson River Ventures, left, and Chris Hughes, editor-in-chief and publisher of The New Republic and a founder of Facebook Inc., during the Paris Review Spring Revel gala in New York.

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Sean Eldridge, president of Hudson River Ventures, left, and Chris Hughes, editor-in-chief and publisher of The New Republic and a founder of Facebook Inc., during the Paris Review Spring Revel gala in New York.

Investor Eldridge Eyes N.Y. House Seat

Sean Eldridge, an investor and Democratic political activist, has filed paperwork establishing a 2014 campaign for Congress in New York’s Hudson Valley. A statement of organization creating “Sean Eldridge for Congress” and a statement of candidacy were processed by the...

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