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D.C. Court Considers Texas Redistricting Case

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Silicon Valley Coalition Faces New Challenge

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GOP Seeks Big Changes In Federal Prison Sentences

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Embattled East Haven, Conn., Police Chief To Retire

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Activists on both sides of the abortion issue attend a vigil outside the U.S. Supreme Court on Jan. 23. The vigil was held to mark the anniversary of the Roe v. Wade Supreme Court decision that legalized abortion. Anti-abortion groups plan to push several bills this year that would restrict abortions. Brendan Hoffman/Getty Images hide caption

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Abortion Debate Likely To Heat Up In 2012

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Other File-Sharing Sites: 'We're Not Megaupload'

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Four Officers Arrested For Civil Rights Violations

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Florida's Fight Against Prescription Drug Abuse

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Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach has endorsed Mitt Romney — an endorsement that some say could be toxic to the Republican presidential candidate. John Milburn/AP hide caption

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In 2008, California voters passed Proposition 8, making same-sex marriage in the state illegal. Now, legal challenges to that initiative mean it could soon get a ruling from the U.S. Supreme Court. Max Whittaker/Getty Images hide caption

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Same-Sex Marriage May Hinge On Supreme Court

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How The Glock Became America's Weapon Of Choice

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Do Cellphones Apply To Court's GPS Tracking Ruling?

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Supreme Court: Warrant Needed For GPS Tracking

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Ex-CIA Officer Charged With Leaking Information

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