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50 Years Ago, A Fluid Border Made The U.S. 1 Square Mile Smaller

Since Texas became a state, the Rio Grande has marked the border between the U.S. and Mexico. But, like rivers do, it moved. In 1964, the U.S. finally gave back 437 acres of land.
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Obama Calls On International Community To Fight Ebola

The president warned that the U.S. alone could not halt the epidemic and that without more help to stop the disease, hundreds of thousands of people could die.
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A Bumpy Ride: Airplane Food Through The Decades

The food on U.S. planes has gone from bad to nonexistent in coach class. But airplane meals have had ups and downs before. Now, airports and food delivery services are aiming to close the gap.
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Ferguson Police Chief Apologizes To Michael Brown's Family

Thomas Jackson said he was sorry to the victim's family and to anyone who felt their right to "peacefully protest" had not been protected by authorities.
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Eric Holder To Step Down As Attorney General

The nation's first black U.S. attorney general had a tumultuous tenure marked by civil rights advances, national security threats, sentencing reforms and battles with congressional Republicans.
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Grand Jury Won't Indict Officers In Ohio Wal-Mart Shooting

The Department of Justice says it will begin a review of police department procedures in Beavercreek, Ohio, where officers fatally shot a 22-year-old black man at a Wal-Mart store.
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Airstrikes Hit ISIS-Controlled Oil Refineries

The facilities, captured by Islamic State militants earlier this year, are said to produce $2 million worth of refined oil each day to help fund the extremist organization.
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Harpist Finds Zoo's Primates A Captive Audience

Terry Tacheny is a therapeutic harpist, whose music is meant to soothe hospital patients. As for the gorillas, she admits, "I don't speak gorilla," but the primates "purr" when she starts to play.
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Liberian Expatriates In Atlanta Join Together To Fight Ebola

A community of about 20,000 Liberians lives around Atlanta. "We all know family, friends, neighbors that are falling victim" to the epidemic back home, one man says. He's collecting supplies to help.
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For Police, A Debate Over Force, Cop Culture And Confrontation

When it comes to police using force, what is acceptable and when? And are police too aggressive? Cops say they're trying to survive, but reformers say aggressive cop culture is making things worse.

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