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Classroom Reflections On America's Race Relations

Mon, 2015-01-19 09:36

A middle-school classroom in Michigan takes on the complicated issue of race and justice in society. The students, all of whom are black, worry what happened to Trayvon Martin could happen to them.

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Prosecutor Who Accused Argentine President Of Cover-Up Is Found Dead

Mon, 2015-01-19 08:53

The federal prosecutor was found dead from a gunshot wound, one day before he was to testify about an alleged cover-up after a deadly terrorist bombing at a Jewish center in Argentina.

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NFL Investigates Reports Of Deflated Balls After Patriots Rout Colts

Mon, 2015-01-19 07:05

In wet and slippery conditions, an under-inflated ball could be easier to grip and catch. Quarterback Tom Brady calls the allegations "ridiculous."

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Nuclear Talks With Iran Recess After 'Limited' Progress

Mon, 2015-01-19 01:11

Iran and six world powers wrapped up their latest round of talks in Geneva over Iran's nuclear program. Negotiations resume in February ahead of a self-imposed July 1 deadline for a deal.

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New Justice Department Environment Chief Takes Helm Of Gulf Spill Case

Mon, 2015-01-19 00:03

John Cruden returns to the department as litigation over the Deepwater Horizon oil spill intensifies. He'll also defend Obama climate change rules and try to protect wildlife while in the post.

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What Does Martin Luther King's Legacy Look Like To A 5-Year-Old?

Sun, 2015-01-18 23:35

Teachers all over the country are finding ways to talk about the legacy of Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. In one Washington, D.C., classroom, the lessons about race come alive.

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Why Ants Handle Traffic Better Than You Do

Sun, 2015-01-18 23:34

Ants don't show road rage. In fact, some research shows they rarely get into traffic jams, able to maintain a steady speed even as their numbers swell. Can physics explain it?

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Larry Wilmore's 'Nightly Show' To Mimic Sunday Talk Shows

Sun, 2015-01-18 23:34

The ex-Daily Show correspondent becomes the only black man to host an entertainment show in late night TV. He doesn't plan on centering the show on race: he's aiming at Sunday morning political shows.

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When Bariatric Surgery's Benefits Wane, This Procedure Can Help

Sun, 2015-01-18 23:33

Bariatric surgery works for severely obese patients because it shrinks the size of the stomach. But years later, the stomach starts to expand and some patients regain the weight they lost.

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Sure You Can Track Your Health Data, But Can Your Doctor Use It?

Sun, 2015-01-18 23:32

People use wearable gadgets and phone apps to monitor their health — everything from calories consumed to medication taken. But all that data doesn't necessarily translate into better health care.

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Shots Fired Near Vice President's Delaware Home, Biden Wasn't There

Sun, 2015-01-18 21:35

Someone fired multiple gunshots from a vehicle near Vice President Joe Biden's home in Wilmington, Del., Saturday night, according to the U.S. Secret Service.

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Smoke Got In His Eyes And Inspired A New Kind Of Lamp

Sun, 2015-01-18 19:59

As a boy in Kenya, Evans Wadongo struggled to do his homework by the light of kerosene and firewood. Now he has designed a solar-charged lamp made of scrap metal for sub-Saharan Africa.

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From Wax Cylinders To Records, Saving The Sounds Of History

Sun, 2015-01-18 16:44

Many of the items in The British Library's vast collection of recorded sound are in danger of disappearing. Some just physically won't last much longer; others are stored in long-dead formats.

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U.Va. Ushers In New Year With Updated Rules For Frat Parties

Sun, 2015-01-18 13:19

After Rolling Stone reported, then hedged on a story of gang rape at a University of Virginia frat house, U.Va. administrators announced new rules for parties for the upcoming year.

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Calif. Strike Highlights Larger Issues With Mental Health System

Sun, 2015-01-18 12:57

This past week, more than 2,000 mental health workers for health care giant Kaiser Permanente went on strike. Organizers say Kaiser's "chronic failure" to provide timely, quality care hurts patients.

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Broken Promises On Display At Native American Treaties Exhibit

Sun, 2015-01-18 12:57

A rare exhibit at the Smithsonian's National Museum of the American Indian explores the history of treaties between Native American nations and the U.S.

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Delegation Of Congressional Democrats Visits Cuba

Sun, 2015-01-18 11:26

The group of four senators and two congressional representatives will meet with members of the Cuban government in hopes of enhancing cooperation between the long-time adversaries.

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Most Experts Are Betting On A Seattle Vs. New England Super Bowl

Sun, 2015-01-18 10:25

Championships for the NFC and the AFC will be determined today in games pitting the Seahawks against the Green Bay Packers and the Patriots against the Indianapolis Colts.

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King's Family Builds Its Own Legacy Of Legal Battles

Sun, 2015-01-18 08:39

Rev. Martin Luther King Jr.'s children have feuded bitterly over his legacy for years. They're often criticized, but some believe their desire to tightly control their father's estate is fair.

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Republican Leaders Dismiss Obama's Tax Proposal As 'Not Serious'

Sun, 2015-01-18 08:23

House Speaker John Boehner, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and others have rebuffed the president's plan to cut taxes for middle income earners by raising them on the wealthiest Americans.

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