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Rep. Chaka Fattah Sr. Charged For Political Corruption

Rep. Fattah, a Democrat from Pennsylvania, was indicted Wednesday over alleged involvement in a scheme that included bribery, illegal use of campaign contributions and theft of charitable funds.
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Afghan Government Says Taliban Leader Mullah Omar Is Dead

The Afghan government said Wednesday that Taliban leader Mullah Omar "died in April 2013 in Pakistan." The news comes just as peace talks between Afghanistan and the Taliban are due to resume.
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University Of Cincinnati Police Officer Indicted In Killing Of Black Motorist

An Ohio grand jury has indicted University of Cincinnati Police Officer Ray Tensing in the shooting death of Samuel DuBose, who was pulled over on July 19 because he was missing license plate.
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California's Drought Spurs Unexpected Effect: Eco-Friendly Development

In the state's agricultural Central Valley, planning is under way to transform peach and plum fields into Kings River Village, a solar-powered community that will send wastewater back into an aquifer.
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Probation With A Therapeutic Approach Keeps Kids Out Of Juvenile Hall

In some places in the U.S., many kids end up in juvenile hall because of minor probation violations. But in Wayne County, Mich., the system has reduced rates through a therapeutic approach.
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Nobel Prize Winner Thinks No One Should Ever Retire

Muhammad Yunus — honored for loaning millions to poor women — just turned 75. And he's thrilled to keep on working: 'The word retirement is very harmful.'
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Doctors Devise A Better Way To Diagnose Shaken Baby Syndrome

Doubters have said that merely shaking a baby can't cause brain damage or death. Listing six injuries associated with shaken baby syndrome will make it easier to identify child abuse, a study says.
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Can Donald Trump Build A Campaign To Last?

Veteran strategists say that while Trump has staffed up in early states, the Republican is missing the long-term campaign infrastructure and approach to go the distance.
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Texting While Walking: Are You Cautious Or Clueless?

People who text while walking change their pace and seem to walk more cautiously, a study says. But that doesn't mean you're not a menace to yourself and others.
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University Of Cincinnati Police Officer Charged In Killing Of Unarmed Black Man

The Hamilton County Prosecutor said the shooting of Sam DuBose was "asinine" and "totally unwarranted." Officer Ray Tensing, the prosecutor said, should have never been an officer.

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