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Who’s who in the IRS scandal: 7 to know
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For Louisiana, the stakes could not be higher: it has the worst gun murder rate in the nation, and the highest rate of children killed with guns. Overall, guns have been used to kill more people in Louisiana in recent years than in any other state, according to a new analysis.
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Obama addresses challenges of being a black man in Morehouse speech
“That’s what we’ve come to expect from you, Morehouse — a legacy of leaders — not just in our black community, but for the entire American community. To recognize the burdens you carry with you, but to resist the temptation to use them as excuses. To transform the way we think about manhood, and set higher standards for ourselves and for others. To be successful, but also to understand that each of us has responsibilities not just to ourselves, but to one another and to future generations. Men who refuse to be afraid. “
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Millennials maintain vastly different world and social views. Melissa Harris-Perry’s table discussed whether it is possible that this generation could succeed in ways that past generations haven’t in building a more inclusive and diverse democracy.
For the past week, the White House has dealt with investigations into the attack on the U.S. mission in Benghazi, IRS targeting of tax-exempt conservative groups, and controversy over the Justice Department seizing AP records. The trio of scandals seem to have had little effect on the public’s feelings about President Barack Obama in new polling.
From Andrea Mitchell Reports
From The Rachel Maddow Show:
A look at the U.S. budget deficit by year.
From The Last Word:
Texas Sen. John Cornyn argued on Tuesday that the federal government should adopt a similar entry-exit system to the one used by Walt Disney World.
Backing the amendment to the bill proposed by Sen. Jeff Sessions, Cornyn contended, during a Senate Judiciary Committee hearing on the Gang of Eight’s bipartisan immigration bill undergoing markup this week, that if the biometrics system is “good enough for the Magic Kingdom, they ought to be good enough for the United States.”
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From All In:
A look at sexual assaults in the military in 2012.