Senate Passes Student Loan Legislation To Lower Interest Rates
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Lawmakers Consider Retooling Voting Rights Act
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Senate Revisits Voting Rights Act Following Court Ruling
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Paul, Cruz Back Bill Changing Military Sexual Assault System
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Critics: Immigration Reform Takes Jobs Away From Black Workers
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People walk on the Columbia University campus in New York City on July 1, the day the federal student loan interest rate hike kicked in. Mario Tama/Getty Images hide caption

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Congress Still Squabbling Over Student Loan Rate Increase
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Senate Stuck On Student Loan Bill As Rate Is Set To Double
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DOMA Decision Rankles Some Republican Lawmakers
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Veetek Witkowski holds a newly assembled AR-15 rifle at the Stag Arms company in New Britain, Conn., in April. Charles Krupa/AP hide caption

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Why The AR-15 Is More Than Just A Gun
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Secret Surveillance Credited With Preventing Terror Acts
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NSA Chief: Surveillance Programs Disrupted Terror Plots
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NSA Director Briefs Senators on Surveillance Programs
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NSA Head Tells Senate His Agency Didn't Do Anything Wrong
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What Did Congress Really Know About NSA Tracking?
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