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Federal Judge Orders Release Of Last 'Angola 3' Prisoner

Tue, 2015-06-09 04:26

Albert Woodfox has spent four decades in solitary confinement after he was convicted in the stabbing death of a prison guard. Woodfox's conviction was overturned.

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High School Graduation Rates: The Good, The Bad And The Ambiguous

Tue, 2015-06-09 03:49

From Texas to New Jersey, we found a mix of approaches: questionable quick fixes and powerful long-term strategies.

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Dennis Hastert To Appear In A Chicago Courthouse For Arraignment

Tue, 2015-06-09 02:58

Hastert was indicted by a federal grand jury in May over allegations of paying hush money and lying to the FBI. This would be his first public appearance since the charges became public.

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Some States Make Obamacare Backup Plans, As Supreme Court Decision Looms

Mon, 2015-06-08 23:47

A Supreme Court ruling could threaten health insurance subsidies in about three dozen states. But many states aren't sharing contingency plans lest they be seen as supporting Obamacare.

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This Summer, The Cafeteria Comes To The Kids

Mon, 2015-06-08 23:42

Twenty-one million kids eat free and reduced-price meals throughout the school year, but getting them fed during the summer is a challenge.

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Texas Cattle Ranchers Whipsawed Between Drought And Deluge

Mon, 2015-06-08 23:40

Years of drought have taken a toll on agriculture, particularly cattle ranching. Now instead of too little water, there's too much. But the rains may revive pastures and allow rebuilding of herds.

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For Baltimore Businesses, Riot Aid Is Not Coming Fast Enough

Mon, 2015-06-08 23:38

Baltimore, the state of Maryland and nonprofits are trying to get money quickly to almost 400 businesses affected by recent unrest to reopen or recoup their losses. But the aid is coming in slowly.

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The #BlackLivesMatter Movement: Marches And Tweets For Healing

Mon, 2015-06-08 23:31

Black Lives Matter has become a leading force in protests against alleged police abuse of African-Americans. Michel Martin learns more about the movement from one of its founders Patrisse Cullors.

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Jeb Bush Faces His Own Foreign Policy Test With Europe Trip

Mon, 2015-06-08 20:36

The likely 2016 candidate hopes to avoid the mistakes that have haunted his other presidential rivals while separating himself from his brother.

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Lightning Beat Blackhawks 3-2 For 2-1 Lead In Stanley Cup Final

Mon, 2015-06-08 20:25

Ryan Callahan, Ondrej Palat and Cedric Paquette scored as Tampa Bay used its second straight win to take a 2-1 lead in the best-of-seven series. Game 4 is Wednesday night.

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Video: Semi Full Of Piglets Flips In Ohio; Police Try To Corral Hundreds

Mon, 2015-06-08 19:37

There were 2,200 pigs on board at the time of the crash, and 300-400 were killed.

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Thousands Who Bet On American Pharoah Are Keeping The Tickets

Mon, 2015-06-08 16:44

Instead of turning in a $2 ticket that would pay $3.80 for American Pharoah winning the Belmont Stakes, most people who bought them are stashing them away.

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As MERS Outbreak Surges, Genetic Tests Show Virus Hasn't Mutated

Mon, 2015-06-08 16:38

So the spread of the Middle East respiratory syndrome in South Korea is probably due to other factors, such as a delayed response to the outbreak and poor infection control at hospitals.

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Supreme Court Rules Passports Must Say 'Jerusalem' Not 'Israel'

Mon, 2015-06-08 14:38

In a 6-3 decision, the high court sided with the White House over Congress on the thorny foreign-policy issue.

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Praise For Indian PM's Diplomacy, Then A Backlash For His Undiplomatic Remark

Mon, 2015-06-08 14:09

He may have thought it was a compliment to say his Bangladeshi counterpart has done well "despite being a woman." Yes, it's now a hashtag.

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In Atlantic City, A Silver Lining For Casinos Left Standing

Mon, 2015-06-08 13:16

Four of 12 casinos in Atlantic City closed last year, but the first quarter of 2015 brought good news to those remaining. The local economy is still reeling, but less competition means higher profits.

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Apple Announces Music Streaming Service

Mon, 2015-06-08 13:02

The tech giant, whose iTunes store is the recording industry's largest retailer, finally unveiled its streaming service, which will cost $9.99 a month for unlimited access to music.

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This Year, Women (And Girls) Rule The Big Screen

Mon, 2015-06-08 12:55

NPR film critic Bob Mondello notes that this year's most popular movies are surprisingly womancentric. That's more than at any other time in at least three decades.

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Pitmasters Embrace New Barbecue Truth: Rested Meat Is Sublime

Mon, 2015-06-08 12:37

How to rest a big hunk of meat — a pork shoulder, a beef brisket or ribs — to keep it moist hours after it comes off the pit? Restaurants now use warming units, but DIY home warmers are just as good.

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After Spending Millions On Communications, Homeland Security Fails Radio Test

Mon, 2015-06-08 11:37

The department has spent millions of dollars so first-responders from different agencies can communicate with one another. The Office of the Inspector General reports there's still a lot of static.

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