Thurgood Marshall with George E.C. Hayes (left) and James M. Nabrit (right) outside the Supreme Court building on May 17, 1954. The three lawyers had just led the fight for abolition of segregation in public schools before the Supreme Court, which ruled that segregation was unconstitutional. AP hide caption

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Kagan Quizzed About Thurgood Marshall's Record

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Elena Kagan enjoys a lighter moment during her Supreme Court confirmation hearing before the Senate Judiciary Committee on Monday. Mark Wilson/Getty Images hide caption

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Black Republican Could Make History In South Carolina

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Kenneth Feinberg has emerged as perhaps the nation's top mediator. Ann Heisenfelt/Getty Images hide caption

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Hundreds Of Bodies Misplaced at Arlington National Cemetery

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Sen. Pat Roberts and several other Republican senators have been hammering on the fact that among his voluminous writings, Donald Berwick has praised the workings of Britain's National Health System. Charles Dharapak/AP hide caption

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GOP Stalls Nomination For Leader of Medicare Agency

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Elizabeth Birnbaum, formerly the director of the Minerals Management Service, appeared May 18 on Capitol Hill. Pablo Martinez Monsivais/AP hide caption

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Senators Fed Up With Secret Blocks On Nominees

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Overhaul Debate Centers On Bank Risk-Taking

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Recalls Put FDA's Power Into Question

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