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Survivor Of 'Bloody Sunday,' Amelia Boynton Robinson, Dies At 104

In 50 years, Amelia Boynton Robinson went from being beaten on a bridge in Selma, Ala., to being pushed across the bridge in a wheelchair alongside President Obama.
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Ill. Gov. Removes Medicaid Coverage From Heroin Treatment Bill

Gov. Bruce Rauner acknowledges his state is dealing with a serious heroin addiction crisis, but he is stripping a key provision from a measure aimed at tackling the problem.
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Farmworkers See Jobs, Earnings Shrivel In California Drought

More than 21,000 are out of work this year from California's drought, a study says. The majority are farmworkers, and those lucky enough to have a job are often working longer hours for less money.
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Bordelons: The Deaths Since Katrina Were Worse Than The Hurricane

Colleen Bordelon's family was the first to return to their block in Saint Bernard Parish, outside New Orleans, after Hurricane Katrina. Since then, all the men in the immediate family have died.
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Philly Preps Blessed Beer And Other Edible Swag To Greet Pope Francis

Enterprising businesses will mark the pope's visit to Philadelphia next month with irreverent tchotchkes — including beers brewed with holy water and toasters that etch the pontiff's face on bread.
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Biden, Considering Presidential Bid, Says Family Is Weighing On Him

Vice President Joe Biden said in a conference call with Democratic National Committee members that he's considering whether he has the "emotional fuel" to mount a 2016 presidential campaign.
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Despite Policy Allowing Gay Leaders, Mormon Church Keeps Ties With Boy Scouts

The church implied it might leave the Scouts when they changed the policy. Now, the church says as long as it can use its own criteria for appointing leaders, it will go on sponsoring troops.
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Wal-Mart To End Sales Of Some Semi-Automatic Rifles, Citing Low Demand

The retail giant says that because of a drop in customer demand, it will focus on other hunting and sportsmen's firearms.
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Tennessee Court Upholds Lethal Injection Procedures

A county judge ruled the state's use of the lethal injection was constitutional, but further appeals are all but certain.
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Deputies In Oregon Town Go On Leave As State DOJ Investigates Sheriff

Citing an attorney who represents the Klamath County Peace Officers Association, Oregon Public Broadcasting says the deputies feared retaliation from the sheriff.

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