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7:40pm

Thu July 14, 2011
Law

Judge Declares Mistrial In Roger Clemens Case

The perjury trial of onetime pitching ace Roger Clemens has blown up into a mistrial. On just the second day of testimony, federal Judge Reggie Walton ruled that prosecutors had indelibly tainted Clemens' ability to get a fair trial by exposing the jury to inadmissible evidence.

Still unresolved is whether prosecutors will get a second chance at making their case in front of another jury.

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7:20pm

Thu July 14, 2011
The Two-Way

Debt Ceiling: Another Day Of Negotiations Concludes; Still No Deal

A fifth day of negotiations between President Obama and congressional leaders has concluded but they've yet to reach a deal to raise the country's debt ceiling. The AP reports, however that unlike yesterday's dramatic conclusion to the negotiations, Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) "pronounced the session a good one."

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7:13pm

Thu July 14, 2011
Around the Nation

Deal Reached To End Minnesota Shutdown

The state's Democratic governor and Republican legislators struck a deal Thursday to end a budget impasse. Robert Siegel talks with Minnesota Public Radio's Tom Scheck.

6:48pm

Thu July 14, 2011
The Two-Way

Study: Births, Not Immigration, Driving Latino Growth In U.S.

Originally published on Thu July 14, 2011 4:48 pm

In the last decade, births have surpassed immigration as the driving force behind the Latino population growth in the United States. That's according to a new study released by the Pew Hispanic Center, today.

Most of that growth, researchers found, came from Mexican-Americans. The study found that from 2000 to 2010, 4.2 million Mexicans emigrated to the United States, whereas 7.2 million Mexican-Americans were born in the country. Pew reports:

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6:34pm

Thu July 14, 2011
The Two-Way

Minnesota Governor, Lawmakers Reach Deal To End Shutdown

Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton and Republican lawmakers say they have reached a deal that will end Minnesota's government shutdown.

The AP reports:

The deal came after a three-hour negotiating session Thursday that followed major concessions by Dayton, a Democrat. It would end a two-week shutdown.

The two sides agreed on a proposal that would raise $1.4 billion in new revenue, half by delaying state aid checks to school districts and the other half by selling tobacco payment bonds.

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