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Thousands Still Cold And Struggling Months After Superstorm Sandy

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Frigid temperatures are blasting the northeast and in the Rockaway section of Queens — one of the areas worst hit by Superstorm Sandy — some 8,200 homes and businesses remain without power and many also living without heat are improvising, often dangerously, to stay warm.
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Hunger Games: College Athletes Make Play For Collective Bargaining

The NCAA council approved new rules allowing student athletes unlimited snacks and meals after a star athlete complained about his hunger. But student advocates say they're still waiting to unionize.
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Lead Poisoning Nightmare In Nigeria May Be Easing

Four years ago, hundreds of children died, exposed to lead dust that was everywhere, created in a rush to process ore for gold. Nigeria's finding its own path to curb that dust — and save kids.
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Rand Paul Bids To Loosen Democratic Hold On African-American Vote

Sen. Rand Paul of Kentucky, a top 2016 GOP presidential prospect, is stirring curiosity among black leaders for his outreach efforts and activism in reforming mandatory sentencing laws.
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Security Threats Hit Deeper Than Heartbleed Bug

The recent Heartbleed bug may have prompted many people to change their passwords, but as the Huffington Post's Gerry Smith explains, hackers have been taking sensitive information hostage for years.

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