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The Senate passed comprehensive immigration reform legislation. The bill includes a proposal to spend nearly $50 billion to beef up security at the U.S.-Mexico border. Also, both sides of the gay marriage fight are using yesterday's DOMA decision to raise more money.

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Blastoff! Talking robot Kirobo to head off to space

Jun 27, 2013
This fall, a "humanoid communication robot" called Kirobo will travel to the International Space Station to keep astronauts company.

School food rules will change your vending machine

Jun 27, 2013
New federal rules limit vending-machine snacks in schools to 200 calories.

DOMA decision kicks off money chase

Jun 27, 2013
The Supreme Court’s gay marriage decision launches major fundraising efforts from both sides.

How will immigration reform feel on the border?

Jun 27, 2013
The high-profile immigration bill includes new spending for more fencing and enforcement along the Mexican border.
A fence separates the cities of Nogales, Arizona (R) and Nogales, Sonora Mexico, a frequent crossing point for people entering the United States illegally, June 2, 2010 in Nogales, Arizona.
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In health care reform, art keeps patients in the picture

Jun 27, 2013
Local artist Regina Holliday has recruited a walking gallery of story tellers to make sure patients get as much attention as profits

Teens come up with solutions to keep kids in school

Jun 27, 2013
High school students in New York City are tackling the problem of kids skipping school.

'White House Down': Pairing Channing Tatum and Jamie Foxx is no accident

Jun 27, 2013
Studios rely more and more on teams of heroes and dynamic duos in action films. Is the lone action man a thing of the past?

Why Silicon Valley can't end world poverty

Jun 27, 2013
The tech community finds out it takes more than good intentions and a novel idea to improve the lives of people in developing nations.

The Senate passed comprehensive immigration reform legislation. The bill includes a proposal to spend nearly $50 billion to beef up security at the U.S.-Mexico border. Also, both sides of the gay marriage fight are using yesterday’s DOMA decision to raise more money.

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