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Six Words: 'Must We Forget Our Confederate Ancestors?'

The Confederate flag is a sign of bigotry to some. For others, says reporter Jesse Dukes, it symbolizes family heritage and defiance — but also what he calls a "willful innocence" about U.S. history.
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The Short Shelf Life Of Urban School Superintendents

Do big-city chiefs like John Deasy, recently ousted from LA Unified, get enough time to make a difference?
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After Narrow Loss In 2012, GOP's Mia Love Finds New Strength In Utah

Mia Love is running again in Utah's 4th Congressional District after losing to Democrat Jim Matheson in 2012 by just 768 votes. With Matheson retiring, Love is now the front-runner. If elected, she'd be the first black female Republican elected to Congress.
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U.S. And Japan Hit Snag In Major Trade Pact Negotiations

Japanese and American negotiators have been trying to shore up an agreement on agriculture and automobile tariffs. The two allies are the biggest players in the Trans-Pacific Partnership, which, if passed, could pull together 12 nations in one trade pact. But talks haven't been going well lately.
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After Quarantine, Ebola-Free Dallas Residents Face New Challenges

In Dallas, the first round of people that came into contact with Ebola victim Thomas Eric Duncan are free from quarantine and trying to get back to their daily lives. But the ordeal has taken a logistical and emotional toll.
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What Ferguson, Mo., Could Learn From A Small Michigan Town

Eleven summers ago, Benton Harbor, Mich., was a lot like Ferguson, Mo. It was a small town few people had heard of, where racial tension with police reached a boiling point. After those tensions boiled over in Benton Harbor, there were promises of change for the people of the city.
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California Proposition Re-evaluates Approach To Crime

California's Proposition 47 would make several nonviolent crimes into misdemeanors, like forgery, drug possession for personal use, and petty theft. The idea is to reduce the number of people incarcerated in the state. The move is part of a backlash against the state's three-strikes-you're-out law, passed 20 years ago.
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Unrest In Ferguson May Speed Up Decline Of Real Estate

Many in the city are worried about its future, and there's speculation there will be a "mass migration" should violence erupt again. But some residents remain committed to the city.
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When Reassuring Isn't: The Rush To Test Cruise Passenger For Ebola

Galveston, Texas, officials meant well when they tested a passenger while she was still at sea. But some say airlifting a blood sample in a Coast Guard helicopter was needlessly alarming.
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Nurse Who Contracted Ebola Finds Support From Vietnamese-American Community

The Vietnamese-American community is rallying behind Dallas nurse Nina Pham, who contracted Ebola while treating patient Thomas Eric Duncan.

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