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One Student Tries To Help Others Escape A 'Corridor Of Shame'

An unlikely leader rises in a poor, rural Southern school district.
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Low Prices, Foreign Oversupply Hurt U.S. Wheat Growers

The U.S. used to be the leading exporter of wheat but some countries are growing more than enough for themselves and exporting huge quantities. Americans watching gluten have softened demand at home.
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Trump To Release Details Of Money He's Raised For Veterans' Groups

In January, Donald Trump held a fundraiser in Iowa for veterans. Since then, there have been questions about what happened to the money. He's supposed to provide some answers on Tuesday.
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Hearing Topic For Accused Sept. 11 Mastermind Shifts To Defendants' Rights

At Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, the focus of a hearing has shifted to a probe of defendants' rights. Five men, accused of planning or supporting the Sept. 11 attacks, claim they've been mistreated in prison.
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Judge To Rule On Contempt Charges Against Maricopa County Sheriff

Sheriff Joe Arpaio was found in contempt for violating court orders related to a longstanding racial profiling lawsuit. Many believe the judge will ultimately refer the case to a criminal prosecutor.
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Pros And Cons Of Proposed Maine Woods National Park

A plan to establish a national park in Maine's North Woods could receive a boost from the White House by the end of the year. A long simmering battle has been brewing over the area's future.
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Utah Sheriffs Threaten To Arrest Rangers If They Try To Close Public Lands

Clashes over grazing rights between ranchers and federal land managers goes on. In southern Utah, sheriffs plan to arrest federal rangers who try to close forest roads or cut off access to ranchers.
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Prescribed Burns Help Rebirth Sequoias After 2015 Wildfire

The giant sequoias of California are experiencing a rebirth. A massive wildfire in 2015 threatened numerous sequoia groves. The charred ground is coming back to life, in part, because of the fire.
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Anti-Defamation League Chief Faces Challenge Trying To Renew Civil Rights Activism

Jewish groups supported the civil rights movement in the 1960s. But for many current civil rights activists, solidarity with Palestinians takes precedence over the old solidarity with American Jews.
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U.S.-Mexico Border Sees Resurgence Of Central Americans Seeking Asylum

Despite U.S. efforts to staunch the flow, numbers are approaching the crisis of two years ago. U.S. Border Patrol agents say it's diverting resources away from catching drug and human traffickers.

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