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5:08am

Tue May 19, 2015
Politics

Lawmakers Divided Over McConnell's Desire To Extend Surveillance Plan

Originally published on Tue May 19, 2015 7:42 pm

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Congress is deciding the conditions under which the National Security Agency can monitor your phone records.

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5:05am

Tue May 19, 2015
Around the Nation

Supporters Aim To Protect Adult Adoptees From Deportation

Originally published on Tue May 19, 2015 8:06 am

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Let's meet some people left behind by changing rules of adoption. This story involves some of the thousands of people adopted from abroad into the United States.

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5:05am

Tue May 19, 2015
Politics

Highway Trust Fund Is 'Broke,' Ex-Transportation Secretary LaHood Says

Originally published on Tue May 19, 2015 6:31 pm

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5:22pm

Mon May 18, 2015
Business

Michigan Lawmakers, Industry Executives Debate Film Incentive Program

Originally published on Mon May 18, 2015 10:39 pm

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5:22pm

Mon May 18, 2015
Law

Community Policing Doesn't Sit Well With Everyone, Former Prosecutor Says

Originally published on Mon May 18, 2015 6:23 pm

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More on this subject now from someone who says all the focus on police is bogus.

O'DONNELL: All right, so it's review day today. Everybody's up for the review?

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5:22pm

Mon May 18, 2015
Code Switch

Here's What People Are Saying About The Waco Shootout And Race

Originally published on Tue May 19, 2015 10:42 am

Officers investigate a shooting in the parking lot of the Twin Peaks restaurant in Waco, Texas, on Sunday.
Jerry Larson AP

The biker gang shootout this weekend in Waco, Texas, that left nine people dead, 18 wounded, and as many as 192 facing organized crime charges has sparked a lot of scrutiny over how police and media are treating this incident compared with how they approached the protests in Ferguson, Mo., and Baltimore.

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5:22pm

Mon May 18, 2015
Politics

White House Says Fall Of Ramadi, Iraq, Is A 'Setback'

Originally published on Mon May 18, 2015 6:23 pm

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5:22pm

Mon May 18, 2015
Law

Obama To Regulate Police Use Of Some Military-Style Hardware

Originally published on Mon May 18, 2015 9:08 pm

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4:05pm

Mon May 18, 2015
It's All Politics

Cheap And Fast, Online Voter Registration Catches On

Originally published on Tue May 19, 2015 7:42 pm

Debra Bowen, then California secretary of state, demonstrates the state's online voter registration system when it was launched in 2012. Voters can also still register using a paper form.
Rich Pedroncelli AP

Voters in more than half the states will soon be able to register online, rather than filling out a paper form and sending it in.

Twenty states have implemented online voter registration so far, almost all in the past few years. Seven other states and the District of Columbia are now in the process of doing so. That includes Florida, where Republican Gov. Rick Scott signed a bill last Friday requiring the state to allow online voter registration by 2017.

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2:01pm

Mon May 18, 2015
The Two-Way

President Gets His Own Twitter Account: 'It's Barack. Really'

Originally published on Mon May 18, 2015 8:59 pm

President Barack Obama might have just gotten his own Twitter account, but he's been tweeting for years, such as during this "Twitter Town Hall" in 2011.
Charles Dharapak AP

"Hello Twitter! It's Barack. Really." And with that, President Obama became part of the Twitterverse. The White House announced Monday that @POTUS would be "the official Twitter account of the President of the United States."

According to a post on The White House Blog:

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