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- The Senate voted to
raise the debt ceiling this afternoon. Before the vote, Sen.
Harry Reid (D-Nev.) urged Republican senators to reject their
“Tea Party overlords.”
Rand Paul (R-Ky.) has filed a suit against President Obama and
administration officials over NSA surveillance.
- Former New Orleans Mayor
C. Ray Nagin has been found guilty on corruption charges and is
facing up to 20 years behind bars.
- President Obama signed an executive order
raising the minimum wage for federal contractors to $10.10 an
Killing in Syria has accelerated amid faltering peace talks in
Switzerland. Over 230 people a day have been killed in Syria since
- The trial of
Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev will begin on
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