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Immigration Activists Hope To Maintain Momentum For Reform

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Puerto Rico Faces Uncertain Future Amid Debt Crisis

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Fight Over Control Of Western Lands Heats Up In Congress

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Top Ben Carson Staffers Resign Amid Campaign Makeover

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Bill Cosby Lawyer Says Charges Are Politically Motivated

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Though congressional leaders and the president have said passing sentencing reform is a priority, there are only a few months to pass legislation before lawmakers begin a series of breaks and before the presidential campaign intensifies. Just One Film/Getty Images hide caption

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Despite Bipartisan Effort, Window To Pass Sentencing Reform May Be Closing

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A federal rule requiring background checks doesn't apply to some of those doing business online and at gun shows, like this one put on by the National Rifle Association in April in St. Louis. Changing that exception is one idea that has been floated to the president. Jeff Roberson/AP hide caption

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Republican presidential candidate Jeb Bush speaks with NPR's Steve Inskeep on Wednesday in Boston. Kayana Szymczak for NPR hide caption

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Jeb Bush on 'Morning Edition'

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President Obama and Jerry Seinfeld drove a classic 1963 Corvette Stingray around the White House grounds for the comedian's online show. Screengrab from 'Comedians In Cars Getting Coffee' by NPR hide caption

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Sen. Marco Rubio Hones GOP Presidential Pitch In Iowa

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