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A Divide on Voting Rights in a Town Where Blood Spilled
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McComb, Miss., was a battleground in the war for voting rights in the South. Residents disagree over whether their state and eight others need federal approval for changes.

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Kerry Hoping to Nudge Egypt Toward Reforms
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John Kerry made his first trip to an Arab capital as secretary of state on Saturday, hoping to prod Egyptian politicians to show a measure of political peace and a commitment to economic change.

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Sanford is frontrunner in S.C. House race, but says political return 'humbling, difficult'
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South Carolina’s unpredictable political universe is now in full orbit with a special election next month that features 18 congressional candidates including its former governor and two first-timers with celebrity last names.

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Obama, his team struggling with accuracy when explaining impact of sequester cuts
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President Obama and top administration officials are struggling with accuracy in explaining the impact of billions in federal budget cuts known as sequester that kicked in Saturday morning  – even getting called out by a Capitol Hill superintendent about furloughs for support staffers.

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Thousands of illegal immigrants already released, according to report
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Thousands of illegal immigrants ticketed for deportation have been released from federal detention centers in recent weeks, according to a report that came out even as the White House and Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano denied any involvement in the policy.

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An evolution on same-sex marriage
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The nation’s growing acceptance of same-sex marriage has happened in slow and painstaking moves, eventually building into a momentum that is sweeping even the most unlikely of converts.

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Cuts to hit military
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CNN’s Chris Lawrence looks at how the military will implement the forced spending cuts President Obama signs on Friday.

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