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Why We Won't See The Likes Of Eric Holder Again

Fri, 2014-09-26 08:11

The drama and conflict of the attorney general's tenure in office unfolded against the interracial tensions that torment our culture.

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Photos: Jeter Leaves Yankee Stadium With One Last Game-Winning Hit

Thu, 2014-09-25 21:11

Derek Jeter has gone out a winner in his final game at Yankee Stadium. His single in the ninth inning propelled the Yankees over Baltimore 6-5 Thursday night.

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As Finances Stabilize, Detroit's Elected Officials Retake Reins

Thu, 2014-09-25 18:26

The city's state-appointed emergency manager officially signed his remaining powers over to the mayor and city council on Thursday. The deals he reached since March 2013 wiped out $7 billion in debt.

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Alaska Is Rattled By 6.2 Magnitude Earthquake

Thu, 2014-09-25 15:33

The quake, while strong, was very deep so its damage was limited to overturned shelves and broken ceiling tiles.

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One Sculptor's Answer To WWI Wounds: Plaster, Copper And Paint

Thu, 2014-09-25 14:27

World War I left many soldiers with disfiguring scars. For those whose faces were no longer recognizable, an American artist, Anna Coleman Ladd, sculpted masks to cover their injuries.

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New York Mayor Says There Is No 'Specific, Credible' Threat Against City

Thu, 2014-09-25 13:11

Earlier, Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi said his country had uncovered a plot against New York City's subway system. New York Mayor Bill de Blasio said there was no evidence of a plot.

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Supermarkets Waste Tons Of Food As They Woo Shoppers

Thu, 2014-09-25 13:09

In the U.S., consumers account for the biggest share of waste in the food chain. Demand for stocked shelves and unblemished produce, and confusion over date labels lead to mountains of tossed meals.

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Rouhani: Western Powers Have Helped Globalize Terrorism

Thu, 2014-09-25 12:28

Iran's President Hassan Rouhani told the U.N. that the solution to the problem of ISIS now must involve the region. He also said resolving the Iran nuclear issue could lead to greater cooperation.

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Solar Advocates Fight Utilities Over Grid Access

Thu, 2014-09-25 12:28

Across the country the solar industry is battling utilities over the financial details of feeding electricity from renewable resources back into the power grid.

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Islamic State Defector: 'If You Turn Against ISIS, They Will Kill You'

Thu, 2014-09-25 12:12

A Syrian defector from the self-proclaimed Islamic State says he had happy moments when he first joined the militants. But he began to see brutality and cruelty that was impossible for him to support.

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Families Want Federal Investigations Into Black Men's Deaths

Thu, 2014-09-25 12:07

Michael Brown was killed by a police officer in Ferguson, Mo., last month. Eric Garner died in July after being placed in a chokehold by a New York officer. Their families say they want justice.

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50 Years Ago, A Fluid Border Made The U.S. 1 Square Mile Smaller

Thu, 2014-09-25 11:49

Since Texas became a state, the Rio Grande has marked the border between the U.S. and Mexico. But, like rivers do, it moved. In 1964, the U.S. finally gave back 437 acres of land.

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Spain's Abortion Debate Shakes Government That Pledged To Ban It

Thu, 2014-09-25 11:35

Supporters and opponents of abortion have taken turns taking to the streets. After months of protests, the conservative prime minister has dropped his plan to enact a strict anti-abortion law.

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On The Cusp: 11-Year-Olds Around The World Share Their Wisdom

Thu, 2014-09-25 11:12

Age 11 is when you're most passionate and optimistic, says Australian filmmaker Genevieve Bailey. So she created a documentary looking at the world through the eyes of 11-year-olds in 15 countries.

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Remembering Mandolin Hero U. Srinivas

Thu, 2014-09-25 11:03

The gifted Indian musician died Sept. 19 at just 45. Hear his music and celebrate his unlikely achievement — bringing a Western instrument into the heart of South Indian classical music.

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FBI Chief Says U.S. Has Identified Man Who Beheaded Americans

Thu, 2014-09-25 10:34

The Islamic State released a video that appears to show a masked man beheading two American journalists. FBI Director James Comey would not name the suspect.

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Tsarnaev Trial Will Stay In Boston, Start In January

Wed, 2014-09-24 18:34

The marathon bombing defendant's lawyers had hoped to move the trial to Washington, D.C., arguing media coverage in Boston had biased the jury pool. They'd also hoped to delay the trial 10 months.

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Grand Jury Won't Indict NASCAR's Stewart In Driver's Death

Wed, 2014-09-24 14:43

The jury heard testimony from about two dozen witnesses and reviewed photos and videos in coming to its decision. The family of the driver who was killed says, "This matter is not at rest."

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To Stop Picky Eaters From Tossing The Broccoli, Give Them Choices

Wed, 2014-09-24 14:34

When healthier school lunch standards went into effect, many worried kids would toss their mandated veggies. But researchers say letting kids pick what they put on their tray can cut down on waste.

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Shifting Stance, Some GOP Candidates Back State Minimum Wage Hikes

Wed, 2014-09-24 13:01

As free-market conservatives, Republicans are philosophically opposed to raising the minimum wage. But a handful in tight races are having second thoughts.

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