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Is The Deck Stacked Against Black Boys In America?

Fri, 2014-05-30 14:03

A new White House report exploring the intersection of race, poverty and justice suggests the answer is still a resounding yes.

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Shinseki Couldn't Outflank Election-Year Politics

Fri, 2014-05-30 13:54

By President Obama's own admission, politics had a lot to do with why he decided to accept VA Secretary Eric Shinseki's resignation.

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House Vote Aims To Derail DOJ Processing Of Clemency Petitions

Fri, 2014-05-30 12:45

Attorney General Eric Holder reportedly said language inserted by lawmakers to prevent the hire of additional Justice Department attorneys is "absurd."

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Border Agency Revises And Makes Public Its Use Of Force Policy

Fri, 2014-05-30 12:39

U.S. Customs and Border Protection Commissioner Gil Kerlikowske has released documents regarding the use of force along the U.S.-Mexico border.

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SpaceX Unveils A Sleek New Ride To Orbit

Fri, 2014-05-30 12:38

The private space-launch company has taken its Dragon capsule design and taught it some cool new tricks.

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Retired Army Gen. On Shinseki: 'I Don't Look Up To Any Man More'

Fri, 2014-05-30 12:34

For more on Gen. Eric Shinseki's decision to step down, Robert Siegel turns to Gen. Peter Chiarelli, the former Vice-Chief of Staff for the U.S. Army.

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Shinseki's Apology Punctuates A Long Career Of Service

Fri, 2014-05-30 12:14

Veterans Affairs Secretary Eric Shinseki apologized for lengthy waits at VA facilities, saying he's ousting the leaders of a VA hospital in Phoenix, Ariz., after stories about delays in care there. Shinseki's decision to resign marks a muddy end to an illustrious career, which began when he joined the Army nearly five decades ago.

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VA Secretary Shinseki Steps Down Amid Reports Of Systemic Problems

Fri, 2014-05-30 12:14

Gen. Eric Shinseki is stepping down as the secretary of veteran's affairs. The decision comes in the midst of growing outrage over scheduling issues in the VA health system.

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An American Suicide Bomber In Syria

Fri, 2014-05-30 12:14

The U.S. State Department has confirmed that an American was involved in carrying out a suicide attack. The man, who was fighting in Syria against President Bashar Assad's regime, had ties to Florida.

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Spelling Co-Champs Beat The Bee, Leaving Judges Without Words

Fri, 2014-05-30 12:14

For the first time since 1962, there are co-champions at the Scripps National Spelling Bee. Teens Ansun Sujoe and Sriram Hathwar tied when the pair exhausted the official list of words.

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Oklahoma's Extreme Drought Has Wheat Farmers Bracing For Worst

Fri, 2014-05-30 12:04

Four years of crippling drought has withered the agricultural economies of Great Plains states like Oklahoma. The USDA forecasts this year's wheat crop will be half what it would be in a good year.

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U.S. Confirms American Carried Out Suicide Bombing In Syria

Fri, 2014-05-30 11:47

An affiliate of al-Qaida fighting against the Syrian government tweeted the "martyrdom" of the U.S. jihadi earlier this week.

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Thailand's Military Ruler Says No Elections For At Least A Year

Fri, 2014-05-30 11:14

Gen. Prayuth Chan-ocha, who seized power last week, also warned anti-coup protesters, saying they lack a "true understanding of democracy."

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How A Food Stylist Made Squirrel And Earthworm Look Appetizing

Fri, 2014-05-30 10:40

Environmentalists say we should eat up animals that are an ecological nuisance. Problem is, they don't usually look very tasty. A photo project tries to alter our perception of these critters.

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Techies, White House Take Part In National Day Of Civic Hacking

Fri, 2014-05-30 10:16

Techies and activists worldwide are gathering to create apps that work for the common good, from fixing potholes to stocking food banks.

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White House Press Secretary Jay Carney To Step Down

Fri, 2014-05-30 10:02

President Obama, in a surprise appearance at a White House briefing, announced that Carney is resigning.

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VA And Military Health Care Are Separate, Yet Often Confused

Fri, 2014-05-30 09:17

The health systems serving veterans and military members are different. But both are being scrutinized closely amid allegations of access and quality problems.

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Health Advocates Lament GOP Move To Relax School Lunch Rules

Fri, 2014-05-30 09:10

A House committee Thursday approved a measure that would give schools a way to opt out of new, federal healthy school lunch standards. But advocates say kids' health should take precedence.

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Richard III: Not The Hunchback We Thought He Was?

Fri, 2014-05-30 09:08

Scientists say 3-D skeletal modeling shows the English monarch had a common form of scoliosis. The physical condition of King Richard III has been a subject of debate for centuries.

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New Orleans District Moves To An All-Charter System

Fri, 2014-05-30 09:03

Charter schools have lifted test scores and graduation rates in New Orleans, but racial disparities remain a problem as charters are given responsibility for nearly all the city's children.

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