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The Senate just opened up a rare free-for-all debate on immigration - here's who's winning so far

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The Senate launched into a wild week of immigration on Monday evening.
Lawmakers will compete to see which bill can get to 60 votes first.
Senators will attempt to balance protecting young unauthorized immigrants known as "Dreamers" with President Donald Trump's calls for a wall and increased border security.
After months of inaction and bickering over immigration, the Senate launched into a rare, open debate on the issue Monday evening.
It was a remarkable move that allowed senators to offer up a variety of proposals to see which can get a majority first.
"Whoever gets to 60 votes wins...
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Federal vote-protection efforts lag ahead of first primaries

Federal vote-protection efforts lag ahead of first primaries

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With the first primaries of the 2018 elections less than a month away, you might expect federal officials to be wrapping up efforts to safeguard the vote against expected Russian interference.
You'd be wrong.
Federal efforts to help states button down elections systems have crawled, hamstrung in part by wariness of federal meddling. Just 14 states and three local election agencies have so far asked for detailed vulnerability assessments offered by the Department of Homeland Security - and only five of the two-week examinations are complete.
Illinois, for instance - where primary voters go...
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Federal vote-protection efforts lag ahead of first primaries

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The first 2018 primaries are less than a month away, but federal efforts to help state and local election officials safeguard the vote have lagged. Russian meddling in the 2016...
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An American man jailed in Venezuela for 2 years has finally arrived back in...

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