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The Republican presidential candidate's act is getting harder to pull off because now his words, often chosen for their shock value, have real consequences.

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This Memorial Day, there will undoubtedly be much cant in the form of tributes to “our heroes” and then, Tuesday morning, when the mangled cars have been towed away, the barbecue grills cleaned, and the “heroes” set aside, the forgetting will continue.

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A monument memorializing Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., the first on the National Mall and in other nearby parks to honor an African-American, was officially opened to the public Monday. Within hours, the memorial, along with all other monuments on the National Mall, was closed after an earthquake struck Washington, D.C., and a large area of the eastern U.S on Tuesday. At the time of this posting, officials were not saying when the King memorial would be reopened.

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As he prepares for Saturday's "Rally to Restore Sanity" in Washington, D.C., Jon Stewart has been using his "Daily Show" platform to rustle up funds to help shape up and beautify the National Mall in our nation's capital.

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Congress is expected to vote on health care reform this weekend, so what'll all those senators and representatives have to busy their idle hands with next? Giving Wall Street the what for? Not likely. Well, how about a big debate on immigration?

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