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Week In Review

Obama pushing extension of middle-class tax cuts

July 15, 2012

President Barack Obama, eager to shift election-year attention away from the nation’s lackluster jobs market, called on Congress Monday to extend tax cuts for only low and middle income earners while allowing taxes to increase for families that make more than $250,000 a year.

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Rep. Jesse Jackson treated for ‘mood disorder’

July 15, 2012

U.S. Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. is under intensive medical treatment for a “mood disorder,” his office announced in a brief statement Wednesday, more than a month after the Chicago Democrat quietly went on medical leave of absence.

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Kenya police: church attacks kill 15, wound 40

July 8, 2012

Two gunmen entered the simple wooden church in the city of Garissa at around 10:15 a.m. Sunday, while two others waited outside, police commander Philip Ndolo said. When the congregation fled the attack inside, they ran straight into another hail of bullets from gunmen outside, he said.

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Obama offers mixed verdict on immigration ruling

July 4, 2012

President Barack Obama said he is pleased the Supreme Court struck down key parts of Arizona’s immigration law Monday but voiced concern about what the high court left intact. The court allowed a provision requiring police to check the immigration status of someone…

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Court: No more life without parole for juveniles

July 4, 2012

The Supreme Court ruled Monday that it is unconstitutional for states to require juveniles convicted of murder to be sentenced to life in prison without possibility of parole. The 5-4 decision is in line with others the court has made, including ruling out the death penalty for juveniles and life without parole…

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High court upholds key part of Obama health law

July 4, 2012

The Supreme Court on Thursday upheld the individual insurance requirement at the heart of President Barack Obama’s historic health care overhaul. The narrow 5-4 ruling was a victory for Obama but also will serve as a rallying issue for Republicans calling for repeal of the Affordable Care Act passed by Democrats in 2010.

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Rodney King, key figure in LA riots, dead at 47

June 25, 2012

Rodney King, the touchstone for one of the most destructive race riots in the nation’s history, died Sunday. He was 47. King’s fiancé called 911 at 5:25 AM to report that she found him at the bottom of the swimming pool…

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