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Defying The Capitol Hill Sledding Ban In The Name Of Winter Fun

During Thursday's snow storm, some people in Washington, D.C., defied an 1876 U.S. Code that bans sledding on Capitol Hill.
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Why Some Parents Are Sitting Kids Out Of Tests

Sixty percent of parents think there is too much emphasis on testing. Are they right?
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DOJ Report Condemns Ferguson Police Department's Practices

NPR's Robert Siegel interviews Phillip Atiba Goff, president of the Center for Policing Equity, about his reaction to the Justice Department's investigation into the Ferguson, Mo., Police Department.
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Cardinal Egan, Ex-Archbishop Of New York, Dies

The cause was cardiac arrest, the Archdiocese of New York said in a statement. Cardinal Edward Egan was 82.
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Thousands Reportedly Flee Battle In Tikrit

Iraqi army forces, Shiite militias and Kurdish peshmerga are battling to retake Saddam Hussein's hometown from Islamic State extremists.
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A 'Black Tax' At Charlotte's Ritz-Carlton?

Everyone knows people who attend the CIAA basketball tournament have cash to burn. So why did a Charlotte hotel go out of its way to make sure they spent it?
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Study: At 'Rate My Professors,' A Foreign Accent Can Hurt A Teacher's Score

A recent study found that teachers with Asian-sounding names were given poorer marks, and their accents were the main reason.
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Ferguson Police Begin Reform Following DOJ Report, Mayor Says

Ferguson, Mo., Mayor James Knowles said in a press conference Wednesday that the city began working to improve relations between police and the public before the release of the DOJ report.
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Florida Man's Facebook Post Against Employer In Emirates Leads To Jail

While on vacation in the U.S., Ryan Pate called Abu Dhabi-based Global Aerospace Logistics "backstabbers" and described Arabs as "filthy." He was arrested upon his return. He faces 5 years in prison.
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Ringling Bros. Says No More Circus Elephants By 2018

The "Greatest Show on Earth" has been under pressure for years from animal rights advocates over its use of Asian elephants in its 5,000 annual shows.

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