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    Indian Summer

    Massachusetts Democratic Senate candidate Elizabeth Warren is acknowledging she told officials at Harvard and University of Pennsylvania she had Native American heritage.

    Her campaign insists she gave that information to the schools after she was hired.

    Up until now, Warren had said she learned that Harvard was promoting her as a Native American from reading a newspaper.

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    Family Tree

    Questions about Democratic Massachusetts Senate candidate Elizabeth Warren's purported Native American heritage are not going away and are actually taking a more prominent placement in some left-leaning publications asking whether she used a self-proclaimed minority status to get ahead.

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    Change of Tune

    MSNBC is being accused of backing off of its coverage of the Trayvon Martin case after new evidence favorable to George Zimmerman -- the man charged with second degree murder in the case -- came to light.

    The network spent hours, even full shows, covering the shooting for days after it happened.

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    Case Closed

    Arizona's Secretary of State says the case is closed in the birth certificate kerfuffle stemming from his request that Hawaii provide additional verification President Obama was, in fact, born there.

    As we have reported, Aloha State officials have repeatedly confirmed President Obama's birth in the state and last April the White House released his long-form birth certificate.

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    Not News

    The big story Monday that 43 Catholic institutions across the country have filed more than a dozen lawsuits against the Obama administration was pretty much absent from the network evening newscasts.

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    Birth Battle

    Arizona's Secretary of State Ken Bennett says he's been asking for two months for Hawaiian officials to prove President Obama was born there.

    Hawaiian officials won't budge until Bennett satisfies a number of requirements and both sides disagree about whether he's actually done it.

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    Supreme Outrage

    Supreme Court Justice Stephen Breyer has been robbed again.

    The Washington Post reports his Washington home was burglarized, and $3,500 worth of cutlery and candlesticks were stolen.

    A Supreme Court spokesman says no court documents were taken and no one was home at the time.

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    You're Uninvited

    Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad is seeing red because he can't watch his countrymen go for the gold in London.

    Quote -- "I would like to be next to our young athletes at the 2012 Olympics, but the host has a problem with this."

    Ahmadinejad did not specify whether he has officially requested to attend the games, or say, if Britain has refused him entry.

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    Talk to Me

    America's top universities are not fair and balanced when it comes to the political ideology of commencement speakers.

    That's according to the Young America's Foundation Commencement Speakers Survey.

    It says 29 liberals will speak at the top 35 schools, including 16 Obama administration officials and appointees.

    Only one conservative made the list.

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    Family History

    Democratic Massachusetts Senate candidate Elizabeth Warren's self-proclaimed Native American ancestry is in question tonight.

    The Boston Globe issued a correction today saying neither the paper nor a prominent genealogical society has seen the 1894 marriage license that is purported to list Warren's great-great-great grandmother as a Cherokee.

    Warren claims she is 1/32 Native American.