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Presidential schmoozing only gets you so far

They’re on the same team. They work only a couple of miles from one another. So you might think that President Barack Obama and congressional Democrats would find time to get together once in a while. But if the grumbling from the halls of Congress is any indication, it doesn’t sound like they do.  

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Immigration judges seek relief, independence

Congress might be on recess, but the immigration issue isn’t. Two judges called on Congress earlier this week to tap into its constitutional power to make the swamped immigration court system an independent judicial agency.

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Gun shops and ranges work to prevent suicides

Americans are twice as likely to die form turning guns on themselves as they are to be murdered with one. Now, gun shops and ranges are joining up with prevention specialists to try and prevent suicides.

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