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Alexandria Receives Funds to Curtail Gangs

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The city of Alexandria is getting federal money to combat gangs. The Department of Justice is giving the city $250,000 for its continuing efforts to slow down and curtail gang activity. The grant money will be used for several things including a program that removes tattoos from people trying to leave gangs. Funding will also go toward educating professionals in the field on trends in the region and on resources available to them.

Pat Brogan reports...

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Alan Cheuse, Novelist And Longtime NPR Contributor, Dies At 75

The author and critic died Friday of injuries sustained in a car accident. For years, he was the voice of NPR's literature commentary — and, for many, the "guide to a very exciting world."

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Cheetos, Canned Foods, Deli Meat: How The U.S. Army Shapes Our Diet

Many of the processed foods that we eat — and the way they're made — were invented not for us, but for soldiers, says the author of the new book Combat-Ready Kitchen.
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Hillary Clinton's Doctor Says She's Healthy Enough To Be President

Clinton's doctor says she's eating healthily, drinking occasionally, swimming, lifting weights and, yes, doing yoga.
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WikiLeaks Docs Purport To Show The U.S. Spied On Japan's Government

The documents also allege that the U.S. targeted Japanese banks and companies, including Mitsubishi.

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