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Tens of thousands, including a group of farmers who drove tractors to the gathering, rally outside the state Capitol in Madison, Wis.
Legislators who left the state to protest Republican legislation to weaken public workers' union rights came back Saturday, a day after Gov. Scott Walker signed the measure into law. (Getty Images)

Alan Gross is jailed for bringing computer gear onto the island illegally as part of a U.S. pro-democracy program, a development that could further strain relations between Washington and its Cold War enemy.

There are some programs Congress believes the military can't do without, including cancer research.

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