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February 21, 2006

The Supreme Court stepped into a dispute Tuesday over whether white managers can be sued for calling black employees “boys.”
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Gov. George Pataki underwent a second surgery Tuesday afternoon to relieve a blockage in his digestive system, five days after he had his appendix removed.
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President Bush on Tuesday endorsed the deal permitting a United Arab Emirates company to take over six major U.S. seaports, and threatened to veto legislation that would block it.
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President Bush, on tour to promote his energy policy, said Tuesday that a budgeting mix-up was the reason workers at a renewable energy lab in Colorado were laid off,  then reinstated just before his visit.
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The Supreme Court says it will consider the constitutionality of banning a type of late-term abortion.  NBC's Justice Correspondent Pete Williams answers some basic questions about both the court and the issue.
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The Supreme Court said Tuesday it will consider the constitutionality of banning a type of late-term abortion.
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The Supreme Court ruled unanimously Tuesday that a small congregation in New Mexico may use hallucinogenic tea as part of a four-hour ritual intended to connect with God.
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Former Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad said disgraced U.S. lobbyist Jack Abramoff was paid $1.2 million to organize a meeting between him and President Bush in 2002, but denied the money came from the Malaysian government.
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Supreme Court Justice John Paul Stevens's remarkable staying power has been good for liberals.
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February 20, 2006

President Bush on Monday outlined his energy proposals to help wean the country off foreign oil.
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Members of Congress and the Bush administration are at odds over whether security is compromised by an Arab company’s takeover of operations at six major American seaports.
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February 19, 2006

The man accidentally shot by Vice President Dick Cheney was discharged from a hospital on Friday and told reporters he was sorry for all the trouble Cheney had faced.
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Homeland Security Director Michael Chertoff on Sunday defended the government’s security review of an Arab company given permission to take over operations at six major U.S. ports.
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The Federal Emergency Management Agency should be dissolved and rebuilt before the upcoming hurricane season, a Democratic senator said Sunday.  But Homeland Security Secretary Michael Chertoff warned against an overhaul with hurricane season only three months away.
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A pair of influential Illinois Democrats have recruited Tammy Duckworth, a seriously wounded Iraq war veteran, to seek the House seat surrendered after 32 years by Republican stalwart Henry J. Hyde.
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February 18, 2006

Prosecutors sought the maximum 10-year sentence against former U.S. Rep. Randy Cunningham, citing a “bribe menu” in which the decorated Vietnam veteran detailed what a defense contractor must pay in exchange for Pentagon business.
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February 17, 2006

Prosecutors have recommended that disgraced former Rep. Randy "Duke" Cunningham receive a maximum sentence of 10 years in prison for his "stunning betrayal of the public trust," according to a sentencing memorandum filed Friday.
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Read a transcript of  the statement Harry Whittington, the man shot by Vice President Dick Cheney last weekend, gave as he was released from a Texas hospital.
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Vice President Cheney's former chief of staff,  charged with leaking a CIA operative’s identity, shouldn't get access to certain information because it  sabotage the case, a prosecutor said in court papers.
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February 16, 2006

A federal judge Thursday ordered the Justice Department to respond to requests by a civil liberties group for documents about President Bush’s domestic eavesdropping program.
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