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Nation Bids Farewell to Civil Rights Icon Rosa Parks

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Republicans Praise Alito's Conservative Credentials

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What the U.S. Public Wants in a High Court Judge

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Alito Nomination Revives Filibuster Debate

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Bush Chooses Federal Judge Alito for High Court

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Bush Makes Third Nomination to High Court

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Judge Alito's U.S. Senate Charm Campaign

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Slate's Jurisprudence: Bush Tries Again with 'Scalito'

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Bush Picks Conservative for High Court

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Researchers Assess Results in Grand Canyon Restoration Effort

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New Father's Sex-Offender History Sparks Custody Battle

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