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How The Son Of A Confederate Soldier Became A Civil Rights Hero

In a landmark case in 1951, J. Waties Waring denounced segregation as an "evil that must be eradicated." A life-sized statue of Waring will be dedicated Friday in Charleston, S.C.
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As Refugees Stream In, Lebanon Copes With Human Flood Tide

At least a million Syrian refugees are now in Lebanon. The influx is straining the balance in the fragile country of only four million people.
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On 50th Anniversary Of Civil Rights, LBJ Remembered As An Opportunist?

It's the 50th anniversary of the Civil Rights Act, and Capitol Hill is buzzing with activity. Democratic strategist Maria Cardona weighs in, along with The National Review's Kevin Williamson.
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Protecting Against A New Online Security Threat

The newly-discovered but two-year-old Heartbleed software bug raises new concerns about collective security and personal passwords online.

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Are Student Athletes Really Students Too?

Host Michel Martin asks whether college athletes are getting the education they are supposed to.
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LBJ Legacy: Vietnam War Often Overshadows Civil Rights Feat

Lyndon Johnson's presidential record has long been overshadowed by the failed war in Vietnam. But the 50th anniversary of the 1964 Civil Rights Act is leading to a reassessment of his accomplishments.
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Divisive Issues For Now Don't Derail Iran Nuclear Talks

Tensions between Russia and Ukraine have left Moscow on the outs with Germany, France, Britain and the U.S. Those countries are partnered with Russia in talks with Iran over its nuclear program.
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New Rules Force Big Banks To Keep A Bigger Cushion

Banking regulators at the FDIC and the Fed are voting on whether to impose tougher rules on big banks. Analysts think that the new regulations, which are expected to pass, will hurt growth prospects.
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Not Guilty Verdict Can Still Lead To Ruined Lives

The criminal justice system can sometimes feed the poverty cycle, even for people who are eventually found not guilty. The Bronx Defenders is helping low-income defendants navigate the justice system.
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Sharpton Rejects Detailed Story About FBI Informant Role

The Rev. Al Sharpton says he isn't a former FBI asset who informed on Mafia figures to a special task force in New York City during the 1980s, despite a recent report by The Smoking Gun.

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