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With A Midnight Deadline, The Senate Meets To Resolve Patriot Act Issues

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Vice President's Son, Beau Biden, Dies of Brain Cancer

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USA Patriot Act Faces Midnight Expiration Deadline

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O'Malley Joins Democratic Presidential Race, Touts Executive Experience

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Former Maryland Gov. Martin O'Malley as he announces his intention to seek the Democratic presidential nomination during a speech in Federal Hill Park in Baltimore, Md. Jim Bourg/Reuters/Landov hide caption

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Martin O'Malley Joins 2016 Race For President

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Bob Schieffer on the set of Face the Nation in September. Chris Usher/CBS hide caption

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CBS' Bob Schieffer Retires Sunday As Last Of The Old-School TV Anchors

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Hastert Indictment Concerns Ex-Speaker's Time Before Congress, Reports Say

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Several Cash Withdrawals Triggered Investigation Into Former Speaker Hastert

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