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House Democrats and Republicans voted to pass a bipartisan budget package Thursday evening, ending fears of another government shutdown.

Nov 10

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Kip Kinkel Sentenced

Kip Kinkel, the Eugene, Oregon teen who killed his parents and then gunned down two classmates last year, was sentenced Wednesday to 111 years in prison.

Jun 03

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Polls in South Africa have pointed to a big African National Congress victory for weeks, but no one knew how big. Results now indicate that the June 2 election could give the ANC an ample majority in the new parliament.

Jun 03

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When the South African voters went to the polls on Wednesday they voted in only the second all-race election to select the new parliament. The following is how their votes will shape the new legislature and choose the next president.

May 21

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After weeks of debate and dozens of amendments, the Senate approved a juvenile justice bill that includes new restrictions on gun sales and ownership. The debate now shifts to the House of Representatives.

May 20

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Exactly one month after the deadly shooting at Columbine High School and on the day of another school shooting in Georgia, the Senate has voted to impose new restrictions on gun sales.